On Petition in Prayer

by Greg Linscott

Over at My Two Cents, Chris Anderson invites pastors to review their Sunday messages. Here are some of the details of the message I preached on April 2 (AM).

“Just Asking” Matthew 6:11-13

  1. Begin With The Body
    “Our daily bread” shows that God understands that the needs of our body must be cared for. There is nothing particularly spiritual about conscious deprivation of legitimate needs.
    1. Asking for Necessities
    2. Acknowledging His Grace
    3. Contentment is the key- Philippians 4:10-19
  2. Study the Soul
    “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.” Evaluation of our life is necessary to remove barriers of sun that prevent close fellowship with God.
    1. Our Standing with God
    2. Our Actions with Man
    3. Confession/Cleansing is the key- 1 John 1:8-10
  3. Center Your Spirit
    “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” We must guard our hearts from anything that would impede our relationship with Him.
    1. Sin destroys our relationship with God
    2. Contact (with God) is the key
      1 John 2:1-17