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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Praising God (The Lord’s Prayer Series)

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The following are my Bible study notes based on my pastor's sermon.

Our main scripture passage is Matthew 6:13b.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. – Matthew 6:13b
“For thine is the Kingdom” . . . the last verse of The Lord’s Prayer.  God is sovereign!

“Thine is the power” . . . God never runs out of power.

An angel is never called “all mighty” in scripture.  Neither are humans.  This title is reserved only for God.

“Thine is the glory” . . . “Glory” means “majestic brightness.”

1.  We are to reside in His kingdom.  Where God is is where His kingdom is.  Our hearts reside there if we are believers.
So that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. – 1 Thessalonians 2:12
We are more interested in building our kingdom than building God’s kingdom.  Make life about God’s kingdom.
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. – Matthew 6:33
Whatever you want God to bless, put Him first in that area.  Then, watch what He does.  If you want God to bless your finances, then put God first in your finances.  TITHE!

Apply this principle to other (ALL) areas of your life:

Finances
Interests
Relationships
Schedule
Trouble

2.  We are to rely on His power.
For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power. – 1 Corinthians 4:20 
God does not bless self-reliance.  He blesses those who depend on HIM.

We  practice dependence without expectancy.  Expect God to do something big in your life.

God’s power is unleashed every time we pray.  Prayer is being plugged into the power of God.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. – James 5:16    
Don’t just say it . . . PRAY IT!

God’s power is unleashed when we step out in faith.  Often, God’s power comes DURING instead of before a conflict.

We have to step out.

The Jordon River wasn’t rolled back until they put their feet in the water.

When we are weak, HE is strong.  When we are inadequate, He is adequate.

3.  We are to remember God’s glory.
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. – Romans 11:36  
God did not make me for me.  He made me for Himself . . . for His glory.

It’s not about making money.  It’s about making a difference.

Don’t rob God’s glory.  Don’t rob God of His glory.
To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all God has entrusted to us.” – Truett Cathy 
To Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians 3:21 
For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God. – 2 Corinthians 4:15 
The more we talk about Jesus, the more glory God gets.

God is forever.

We will spend eternity somewhere.  Are you born again?  Where will you spend eternity?

There was a time when you were not, but there will never be a time when you will no longer be.  Where will you spend that time?

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