Asking Abba, Part 1

calendar_today July 23, 2017
menu_book Matthew 6:11-15

Matthew 6:11-15

[11] Give us this day our daily bread,
[12]  and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
[13]  And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

[14] For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, [15] but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions:
1.  How has our time spent discussing prayer altered your priorities? Have you tried using the Lord’s Prayer as a skeleton for your prayers?
2.  What does it look like to really believe that God rules, owns and dispenses? How does the petition, “Give us this day our daily bread,” force us to acknowledge that everything we have is “from God”? (Matthew 5:34-35; Romans 11:36; James 1:17; Genesis 1:1; Psalm 104:10-15; 1 Corinthians 4:7)
3.  What does “bread” symbolize? In what ways do you struggle to believe that God cares even for your smallest, seemingly insignificant physical needs?
4.  As we consider how God meets our needs, what does it mean to say that he does so in his wisdom, in the midst of a fallen world, through our labor, and through others? (Philippians 4:19; Proverbs 30:8-9; Psalm 34:19; Genesis
3:19; 2 Thessalonians 3:12; Acts 2:45; Romans 12:13; Titus 3:14)
5. How does praying for our “daily” bread keep us from complacency and worry? In what particular ways have you seen God provide for you and your family day-by- day? (Exodus 16:4)
6. What does it mean to view our physical needs with a proper, eternal perspective? How does this petition for daily bread lead us to consider our spiritual nourishment? (Matthew 6:32-33; John 6:35; Matthew 4:4; 1 Corinthians 10:31)

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