Thy Kingdom Come, Part II
“The mission of Jesus was to establish God’s kingship.” R.T. France
“We should also be anxious to see this kingdom extending in the lives and hearts of other me and women. So that when we pray ‘Thy kingdom come’, we are praying for the success of the gospel, its sway and power; we
are praying for the conversion of men and women; we are praying that the kingdom of God may come today in Britain, in Europe, in America, in Australia, everywhere in the world. ‘Thy kingdom come’ is an all-inclusive
missionary prayer.” D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Thy Kingdom Come
“The mission of Jesus was to establish God’s kingship.”
“Jesus, arrives as the seed of David, who accomplishes Adam’s task of ordering the place of earth to make it look like heaven.”
What are we really asking when we are praying “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven?” (see Matthew 13)
Hallowed Be Thy Name: Praying for a Rediscovery of Reverence
“Your thoughts of God are too human.” (Martin Luther to a struggling Erasmus)
“Oh that the Lord would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence – as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes the water to boil – to make your name known to your adversaries, and that the nations might tremble at your presence. When You did awesome things that we did not look for, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.” (Isaiah 60:1-3)
Whatever It Takes: Finding Fresh Power In A Familiar Prayer
Have you ever wondered if people can really change? Have you ever
wondered if you could truly change? Often, we think to ourselves that the
the possibility of deep change in our lives is increasingly unlikely as time goes on. We struggle with the same old sins. We fall into the same bad habits. We get stuck in the same mindless amusements. Who really changes and for how long? One of the great encouragements of the Bible is that there is power for deep and lasting change through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
One of the greatest and most familiar passages in the Bible, The Lord’s Prayer, is actually designed to call God’s people to seek God’s face for deep authentic personal change. Over the next several weeks, we are going to look at a familiar passage of Scripture in what is hopefully a completely fresh and unfamiliar way. Whatever It Takes is discovering how Jesus’ teaching on prayer is a clear call to seek a radically new set of passions and priorities in our lives – Kingdom priorities. Pray that God will help all of us pray an old prayer in a radically new way. Are you willing to pray “Whatever It Takes”?
“He Loves Me? He Loves Me Not?”
by Pastor Kevin Dibbley
This Sunday’s message in Romans 8 is entitled: “He Loves Me? He Loves Me Not?” Let me encourage you to read ahead and pray over Romans 8:31-34. Often as Christians, we struggle with feelings of guilt, shame, and abandonment.
Can God love His people like the Bible says He does? Can I be sure that God will not forsake me when my love for Him seems at times so weak and fickle? In Romans 8, Paul wants to erase any question of God’s unqualified love for His people so that each of us can live lives of unhesitating love and devotion for Christ.
This is a great, great passage of Scripture. Let’s ponder it anew this Sunday.