29. July, 2012Podcast, Worship, Worship Video Comments Off on Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Give us this day our daily bread
Bible Readings 1 Samuel 16:1-3, Titus 3:4-7, Luke 3:15-17,21-22

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Pastor Robert Hartman
References: Handout
Be worry free – Matthew 6:25-33 | ‘Bread alone’ – Matthew 4:3&4
‘Not work, not eat’ – 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 | Good Samaritan – Luke 10:33-35

QUESTIONS

1 What are some ways people might react to the idea that we pray these petitions for daily bread, forgiveness and safety, not for our comfort but so that we are free to live for God; free to be about our Father’s business?

2 Why do we need to pray for our government as we pray for daily bread?

3 Both nationally and individually we like to think of ourselves as strong and independent ‘towers of strength’ but are we? Should we be? Can we be, when in the tough situations of life? Comment.

4 “Real prayers of compassion will always be found to touch our wallet, purse, check book, calendar and career.” Explain.

5 What prevents God’s peace from stopping the worries that keep darting up? List some ways to foster thankful hearts and squish more worry-bugs.

GIVE US TODAY OUR DAILY BREAD.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

GOD SURELY GIVES DAILY BREAD WITHOUT OUR ASKING, EVEN TO ALL THE WICKED, BUT WE PRAY IN THIS PETITION THAT HE WOULD LEAD US TO REALIZE THIS AND TO RECEIVE OUR DAILY BREAD WITH THANKSGIVING.

WHAT, THEN, IS MEANT BY DAILY BREAD?

DAILY BREAD INCLUDES EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED FOR OUR BODILY WELFARE, SUCH AS FOOD AND DRINK, CLOTHING AND SHOES, HOUSE AND HOME, LAND AND CATTLE, MONEY AND GOODS, A GODLY SPOUSE, GODLY CHILDREN, GODLY WORKERS, GODLY AND FAITHFUL LEADERS, GOOD GOVERNMENT, GOOD WEATHER, PEACE AND ORDER, HEALTH, A GOOD NAME, GOOD FRIENDS, FAITHFUL NEIGHBORS, AND THE LIKE.


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