Connecting With God: The Lord’s Prayer – Part 1
“This is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” Matthew 6:9 (NIV)
WE CAN CONNECT WITH GOD BECAUSE...
1. HE IS A ________________________________________________________.
“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who honor Him…” Psalm 103:13 (NIV)
“Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you!” 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)
“So don’t worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat? …or what shall we wear?’… Your heavenly Father knows you need these things.” Matthew 6:31-32 (NIV)
2. HE IS A ________________________________________________________.
“Every good and perfect gift … is from the Father … who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 (NIV)
“Even if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown Himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13 (NIV)
“…God will never go back on his promises.” Romans 11:29 (TLB)
“My God is changeless in his love for me…” Psalm 59:10 (TLB)
3. HE IS A ________________________________________________________.
“God did this so people would … reach out for Him and find Him, since He is not far from each of us.” Acts 17:27 (NIV)
4. HE IS A ________________________________________________________.
“For nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37 (NIV)
“(God) is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of – infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes!” Ephesians 3:20 (TLB)
GOD SENT JESUS TO MAKE THE CONNECTION:
“God is on one side and all the people on the other side, and Christ Jesus, himself man, is between them to bring them together, by giving his life for all mankind.” 1 Timothy 2:5-6 (TLB)
“We are children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.” Galatians 3:26 (TLB)