“Hallowed be Your Name”February 9, 2020 / Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church
“Hallowed be Your Name”
The Lord’s Prayer
“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.” Matthew 6:9-13
Once we know who we’re talking to, “Our Father in heaven,” the first petition is the phrase, “Hallowed be Your name.”Hallowed is from the Old English and doesn’t have a great modern-day equivalent, but is the idea of ‘treating as sacred and ultimate, the most important thing.’
To hallow something is to treat it as .
- Praise is
“Religion is what you do with your solitude.” -Archbishop William Temple
One characteristic of true prayer is that the one thing you want most is to be with God .
God’s name is about !
Colossians 1:15, 19
The way to tell the depth of your Christianity is to look at your .
- Praise comes first – before
Praise should all of the rest of our prayers
“By placing this as the first petition of the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus was giving it a place of priority. He was saying that a proper attitude toward God’s name is the basis of everything, because how we live before God is determined by our attitude toward Him and our view of who He is.” -R.C. Sproul
“When the glory of God is the treasure of our lives, we will not lay up treasures on earth, but spend them for the spread of His glory. We will not covet, but overflow with liberality. We will not crave the praise of men, but forget ourselves in praising God. We will not be mastered by sinful, sensual pleasures, but sever their root by the power of a superior promise. We will not nurse a wounded ego or cherish a grudge or nurture a vengeful spirit, but will hand over our cause to God and bless those who hate us. Every sin flows from the failure to treasure the glory of God above all things.” -John Piper, “Preaching the Cross”
Adoration is the only thing that will .
Adoration enables us to see the world as it really is and .
- How does praise happen?
A progression in the writings of the Apostle Paul:
- 2 Corinthians 11:5
- Ephesians 3:8
- 1 Timothy 1:15
The deeper his view of God, the more it led to a response of humility and understanding his .
The ACTS of prayer:
A (Psalm 48:1)
C (1 John 1:9)
T (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
S (Philippians 4:6, 7)
Memory verse: “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”
Matthew 6:7, 8
Read Matthew 6:5-15 and Isaiah 6:1, 2. How should we react to God’s greatness?
Does thinking about God’s holiness ever make you uncomfortable?
Read Matthew 6:5-15 and Revelation 4:11. Attempt to express in words how you view the wonder and the power of God. How do those thoughts impact the way you worship Him?
We don’t think we should be terrified of God; we only want to think about His loving nature. When anyone gets a glimpse of Almighty God, what happens? See Matthew 17:5, 6.
What about God would bring your face to the ground if you came into His presence?
Read Matthew 6:5-15 and Isaiah 40:28. How well do you think you understand God?
What about God do you find awe-inspiring? Tell Him.
Read Matthew 6:5-15. What are the benefits of having a God with infinite power and knowledge, one we cannot fully understand?
Read Matthew 6:5-15 and Acts 16:22-25. You know it’s going to be a bad day when you’re stripped, beaten, and thrown into a jail cell. Most of us don’t have days this bad, but we do all have bad days. What are some ways we can react to a bad day?
What can help us sing when we are at the height of a tragic or depressing situation?
Read Matthew 6:5-15. Spend some time today going back over your answers above and use them to worship God.