Rightly Motivated Asking

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This week we learned to pray, 'Give us this day our daily bread.' This is an expression of our human need for daily sustenance and an acknowledgement of the provider of that need. Sometimes we fear asking God for things, thinking that asking is selfish. But that is not what we learn from this...

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Kingdom Submission

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The first two lines of the Lord's prayer are lines of declaration and confession, not petition. Our Father, who is in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.These two lines confess not just that our kingdom is bankrupt, but that God's...

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Prayer and Motives

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Matthew 6 begins by warning us not to practice our righteousness before men 'in order to be seen by them.' The main problem with people who serve God in order to be seen by men is that they have the wrong target. What they are aiming for is men's applause. When a hypocrite 'serves God', he's not...

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