Another Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager
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tool for your own studies if such is helpful!   Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not
use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies.  –
Brian A. Yeager





I. Introduction: How important is prayer (I Thessalonians 5:17-18)?
    A. Prayer is a privilege everyone does not have (Proverbs 15:29,
    Proverbs 28:9Isaiah 59:1-4, and I Peter 3:12).
    B. Prayer’s cannot be just “thrown up”, but taught how to be offered
    (Luke 11:1 and James 4:3).
    1. Everything from our approach to God (Hebrews 12:28-29) to our
    faith in Him matters in prayer (James 1:6-8).
    2. Sometimes we listen to others, but they are not right (Isaiah 9:
    16; cf. Proverbs 19:27).
    3. We must always be mindful that God also operates differently
    now that the Spirit is not given through the laying on of Apostle’s
    hands (Acts 8:12-18).

II. Body: Matthew 6:9-15
    Verse 9: Jesus teaches His disciples to pray like His example, not to
    repeat His example (Matthew 6:7).
    •        We are to pray to God the Father (Matthew 6:9 and II Timothy
    1:3), through Christ (Ephesians 5:20 and I Timothy 2:5).
    •        “Hallowed [to make holy; consecrate] be thy name” (Psalms
    89:7; 111:9).
    Verse 10: Before Jesus died, the kingdom coming was the vital
    message (Matthew 3:2; 4:17; 23).
    •        The kingdom has now come (Colossians 1:12-13, Hebrews
    12:28, and Revelation 1:9).
    •        “Thy will be done” shows the aspect of humility (James 4:6)
    in submitting to what God wants, rather than what we want done
    (Psalms 40:8).
    •        God’s will is significantly related to prayer (I John 5:14-15).
    Verse 11: Our Lord provides our daily needs (Job 5:8-10, Psalms 37:25,
    and Hebrews 6:7).
    •        Let’s not forget to be thankful for Him meeting these needs
    (Matthew 15:35-36 and Acts 27:33-35).
    Verse 12: Forgiveness from God requires that we be a forgiving people
    (Matthew 18:21-35, Matthew 5:7, Luke 6:36-37, and Luke 7:36-50).
    Verse 13: The Holy Spirit did directly lead the paths of the faithful (Acts
    16:6), so one could have prayer in the first century not to be lead into
    temptation.
    •        It is our role to keep from temptation (James 1:12).
    •        God does not lead us through the Spirit now (Romans 8:14;
    cf. I Corinthians 13:8-10 and Acts 19:1-7).
    •        Now, God’s word fully equips us to do every good work, this
    is a major point to consider in His providence (Luke 4:4, John 12:
    48, II Timothy 3:16-17, and II Peter 1:3).
    Verses 14-15: Jesus reemphasizes the point of verse 12 again (Mark 11:
    24-26).

III. Conclusion: Let’s be sure to pray correctly (Luke 18:9-14) and be
mindful of the need for others to be able to say “amen” in our public prayers
(I Corinthians 14:15-16).

© 2008 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain.  Use this as a tool
for your own studies if such is helpful!   Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my
work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies.  –
Brian A. Yeager
The Sermon On The Mount (Part 13)
Matthew 6:9-15