Sunday 23 August – The Sermon on the Mount – Matt 6:5-8

Thanks to Andrew Walker for sharing God’s word and challenging us this week. 

Excite

Before you come to read the passage and listen to the talk, I want you to try to answer three questions.  Try not to rush an answer but try to think honestly and be truthful to yourself.

  1. When I pray, how do I imagine or picture God as I’m praying and what is his manner and attitude to me?
  2. Does this picture change depending on what has happened in my day?
  3. How does my picture of God affect how I pray?

Engage

Galatians 4: 4-7 from The Message reads

4-7 But when the time arrived that was set by God the Father, God sent his Son, born among us of a woman, born under the conditions of the law so that he might redeem those of us who have been kidnapped by the law. Thus we have been set free to experience our rightful heritage. You can tell for sure that you are now fully adopted as his own children because God sent the Spirit of his Son into our lives crying out, “Papa! Father!” Doesn’t that privilege of intimate conversation with God make it plain that you are not a slave, but a child? And if you are a child, you’re also an heir, with complete access to the inheritance.

Meditate on these verses and how they affect you as you approach God to pray?

Extend

Listen to the song called “No Longer Slaves” by Bethal Music

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