What does Amen mean? Numbers 5:22 May this water that brings a curse enter your body so that your abdomen swells and your thigh wastes away.” “‘Then the woman is to say, “Amen. So be it.” So be it!
What does Amen mean? Revelation 22:20-21 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.
What does Amen mean? James 1:6-7 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord…
Key Point #1 By saying “Amen,” we are expressing the certainty that our prayers have been heard and will be answered.
Why are we certain that when we pray the Lord’s Prayer, it is acceptable to God? Matthew 6:9-13 This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. Jesus commanded us to pray
Why are we certain that when we pray the Lord’s Prayer, it is acceptable to God? Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. we are praying for his kingdom
Why are we certain that when we pray the Lord’s Prayer, it is acceptable to God? Romans 11:35-36 “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.
Why are we certain that when we pray the Lord’s Prayer, it is acceptable to God? 1 Chronicles 29:11-13 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. we are giving God all glory
Key Point #2 We know that our prayer is acceptable to God because he commanded us to pray these petitions and because we are praying for his kingdom and his glory.
Why are we certain that God will hear this prayer? Matthew 7:7-8 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. God has promised to hear us
Why are we certain that God will hear this prayer? Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us… God has the power to answer
Key Point #3 We are certain God will hear our prayer because he has promised to do so and he has the power to do what we ask.
Look up the word doxology in the dictionary. What two words does it come from, and what do they mean? What does the word itself mean?
Search the Hymnal… Look at hymn 531 in Christian Worship. Which stanza is the hymn’s doxology? How could you tell? Find two other hymns with doxologies.
Martin Luther once wrote about the Lord’s Prayer: “Like a child, I still suckle at it, and, like an old person, who cannot be satisfied, drink from it and eat of it.” How did he feel about the Lord’s Prayer? Do all Christians feel that way? Why or why not?
Agree or Disagree? It’s wrong to say amen when someone else tells you something you agree with, unless the conversation is about God.
Agree or Disagree? If one of our loved ones is seriously ill, and the doctor tells us it’s only a matter of time before that person dies, we should still pray that our loved one will recover and live, because God has the power to do anything.
Look at Matthew 6:13. Where is the doxology? What words of explanation introduce it? Look at Luke 11:4. Where is the doxology? Agree or disagree: Jesus never actually spoke the doxology. Give a reason for your answer. Agree or disagree: We should drop the doxology from the Lord’s Prayer.
Which of the following verses do you think are the basis for our doxology, if the doxology from the footnote for Matthew 6:13 was not actually spoken by Jesus? • 1 Chronicles 29:11 • 2 Timothy 4:18 • Revelation 1:5b-6 • Revelation 4:11 • Revelation 5:13 Why did you make your choice?
Agree or Disagree? If an unbeliever prays the Lord’s Prayer, it is acceptable to God.
Agree or Disagree? Every worship service should include the Lord’s Prayer. Give a reason for your answer.
Lesson 62 I say that I am sure God will hear and answer this prayer.
Vocabulary… “Doxology” a word of praise
Vocabulary… “Amen” Yes! / So be it!