MATTHEW 6:9-13

9 “This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from the evil one.

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  • What was your main takeaway from the sermon?
  • Did the Holy Spirit lead you into any situations this week where you had an opportunity to put your takeaway(s) into practice?
  • What impact did those opportunities have on you spiritually?

Discussion Questions:

  • When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we are asking for the forgiveness of sins. Why is that so important?
  • How can someone be forgiven of their sins?
  • Cory talked about the importance of applying the work of Christ by faith. He illustrated the concept with the difference between downloading a program on a computer and installing the program. Many people are familiar with what Christ has done (downloaded) but have yet to apply it by faith (install). What is the difference and why does it matter? Do you feel like you’ve fully installed Christ’s work?
  • When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we grow in our understanding of our sin. Why do you think that is?
  • As we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we also become more appreciative of the work of Christ. In a normal week, how aware are you of Christ’s work for you? How can you increase that awareness and appreciation?
  • When we are forgiven, we become more forgiving. How does the Lord’s Prayer help us here?
Daily Bread