For Thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever amen.

The Lord's Prayer

December 14, 2014

Bible Text: Matthew 6:1-18 |


Simon Elliott finishes off our Lord's Prayer series, and what a great series it's been. Teaching us how to pray as the lord taught us.


Key verses:  Matthew 6:1-18, Luke 11:1-4; Psalms 47,93,97,145; John 1:1-14; 1 Chron 29:10-13“For thine is the Kingdom, the power and the Glory for ever and ever Amen”

  • a series to help us pray
  • Prayer follows Hebrew poetic form that you find in some psalms
  • A worship time as well as a prayer
  • doxology = Words of Glory

“If these words are not from the lips of Jesus, they certainly reflect his mind”

What does it mean?

  • Kingdom = God’s sovereign rule
  • Power = God’s ultimate ability to bring about his will and rule
  • Glory = recognition of his Kingdom and Power
  • AMEN = I agree, I bring myself under God’s truth

The Christmas connection

  • Look who’s talking
  • Humility not arrogance should always characterise the Christian walk

Application Activities

  • Spend some time over Christmas reading through the psalms listed above
  • Try rewriting the Lord’s prayer in your own words to express the truths we have unpacked over the series
  • In your community group talk about how we might need to bring ourselves into the truth of the Lord’s prayer
  • How might we make sure we remain humble in the expression of our faith to those around us?


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