Lombard Bible Church
The Lord’s Prayer: Hallowed Be Thy Name
January 9, 2022
The Lord’s Prayer: Hallowed Be Thy NameJanuary 9, 2022
Sermon Series: The Lord’s Prayer
Message 2: Hallowed Be Thy Name
Lombard Bible Church
January 7, 2022
Life Group Questions
- The Gospel of Luke has over 25 scriptures that deal with prayer such as Luke 1:10, 13; 2:37; 3:21; 5:16, 33; 6:12, 28; 9:18, 28, 29; 10:2; 11:1, 2; 18: 1, 10, 11; 19:46; 21:36; 22:32, 40, 41, 44, 45, 46. What does the author’s repeated theological pattern tell you about the role of prayer in the life of Christ?
- The book of Acts, written also by Luke, has over 25 scriptures that deal with prayer. For example, Acts 1:14, 24; 2:42; 4:31; 6:4, 6; 8:15; 9:11, 14; 10:2, 4, 9; 11:5; 12:5, 12 and at least ten other scriptures. What does Luke’s repeated theological pattern tell you about the role of prayer in the life of the early church?
- Compare and contrast the following scriptures that record the same historic event in the life of Christ: Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22; and Matt. 10:1-4; Mk. 3:13-19; Lk. 6:12-16; and Matt. 16:13-16; Mk. 8:27-29; Lk. 9:18-20; and Matt. 17:1-3; Mark 9:2-4; Lk. 9:28-31. What similarities and differences do you observe with respect to the spiritual practices of Jesus? What is Luke, the author, telling his first audience?
- Compare the differences you see in Matthew 6:9 with Luke 11:1-2? What is the author Luke telling his twenty-first century Christian audience?
- Read the following gospel scriptures that record the Lord’s prayer: Matthew 6:8-13 and Luke 11:1-4 What similarities and differences do you see? Why is that so?
- What is the structure of the Lord’s prayer in Luke 11:2-4? In other words, what is/are the topic(s) in verses two, three, and four. Why is God and the Lord’s character mentioned first before other topics?
- Compare and contrast Luke 11:2-4 with Matthew 6:9-13 using the New International Version (NIV), New American Standard Bible (NASB), New Living Bible (NLB), and/or a paraphrase version such as those of J.B. Phillips (The New Testament in Modern English), Kenneth Taylor (The Living Bible), or Eugene Peterson’s The Message. What do you see?
- What is the meaning of “hallowed”? Why does Jesus only highlight this attribute of his heavenly Father in contrast to other characteristics of God such as the Lord’s all-presence, all-power, and all-knowledge, or his compassion, love, and judgement? See Jonah 4:2b and compare.
- Why does Jesus link God’s hallowedness with his name? What is Jesus saying about his heavenly Father?
- How does Luke 11:2’s “Father, hallowed be Thy name” influence your thinking and behavior in your home, workplace, and community? That is, how should this understanding of God affect our lives? How should we live according to this insight about the Lord?
- How should Luke 11:2’s “Father, hallowed be Thy name” influence your thinking and behavior at LBC?