Luke 11:1-2 (NIV2011) "1 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” 2 He said to them, “When you pray, say: “ ‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. "
Jesus instructs us to pray for the Kingdom of God, not our kingdom, to come to earth. He goes on to say that our prayers should be:
We need to be like a BUS; Be there regularly , show Unconditional love persistently and know that we are loved and Special so we can expect that God hears us.
Are our prayers about God’s Kingdom or our kingdom?
• Regular v3, Matthew 6:5-6
• Persistent v5-8, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
• Expectant v11-13, Ephesians 3:20
Luke 11:9-10 (NIV2011) 9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened."
Luke 14:15-24nLuke 14:15 (NIV2011) 15 "When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.”
It’s an honour and a privilege to be invited to a special event.
Jesus describes the Kingdom banquet as “a great banquet” which:
• All are invited to v16-17, 2 Peter 3:9
• Many refuse v18-20, John 1:10-13
• Few attend v21-24, Matthew 7:13-14
Have you taken up the invitation to the banquet? Are we inviting others? Let’s make sure we don’t miss out on the “great banquet.”
Luke 14:23-24 (NIV2011) 23 “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full. 24 I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.’ ”
Luke 12:13-34, Luke 12:32 (NIV2011) 32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.”
In this passage Jesus describes two contrasting kingdoms, the first built on fear and the second built on grace. Fear tells us we are:
* Rejected v32a,…
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