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SERMON 1/22/2017

REVELATION OF PRAYER
Scripture: Matthew 6:9-13

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.

14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

ACTS=

Adoration,

Confession,

Thanksgiving,

Supplication

“confession”:

1- statement in which you say that you have done something wrong

2- the act of telling people something that makes you embarrassed, ashamed, etc.

3- the act of telling your sins to God

Confession is good for the soul. -Scottish Proverb

Psalms 32 – NIV

1 Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

2 Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.

3 When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.

4 For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer.

5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.

6 Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them.

7 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

9 Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.

10 Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.

11 Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!

David uses three words to describe his downfall that led to his misery-

transgression,

sin,

iniquity

Transgression: a going away, a departure from God

Sin= missing the mark or target

In Romans 3:23, he writes, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Romans 6:23, Paul tells us that the wages of sin is death.

Iniquity=something that is twisted or distorted

Psalm 32: 3-4

When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.

For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer.

Romans 6:23 told us that the wages of sin is death.

Romans 3:23 -ALL have sinned and therefore are worthy of death,

verse 24 – “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”

Verse 6- Go to God while there is still time.

Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them.

Verse 9- Don’t be stubborn about this like a horse or mule that must be controlled by bit and bridle.

Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.

Verse 11- Rejoice!

Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!

Confession- it is good for the soul because it releases us from the burden we’ve imposed upon ourselves.

Confession is a key part of our prayer life. But was it about confession that improves our prayer life, and how can we learn to confess our sins so that our prayers are more effective?

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