In the Words of a War Prayer series, Pastor Daniel will take us verse by verse through The Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13. These famous words are the model Jesus set for us to pray. During this series our small groups will be studying through Jesus' prayer. This week's message is called “Bread that Makes You Battle Fit” and is all about Matthew 6:11 - "Give us this day our daily bread."
Pray that God will bless your time of fellowship in his Word.
- Complete this sentence: “One of the hardest (or, best) times
- of my life was when....”
- How consciously dependent are you on the Father each day? How does this short petition “Give us this day our daily bread” address our self-sufficiency and comfort?
- Do you see a “call to simplicity” in this prayer? The phrase is “give us” not “give me”. What role does this have in our being an answer to this prayer in the lives of others?
- Describe a moment when you experienced a perspective shift, realizing how much you have (of material value) compared to many people in the world who have very little. How did it impact you? For how long?
- How is “Give us this day our daily bread” reminiscent of the way God provided manna for the children of Israel in the desert? Why is it important that we trust in God and not in the money/ things that we store up?
- How does Proverbs 30:8-9 factor into the Matthew 6:11 petition?
- How is the concept of “daily bread” used by Jesus in John 6:32-35, 51, 53?
- What do you need to do to re-order your life to help you rely on the Lord more?
Remember to close in prayer for one another and for our church family as we together study this important matter of prayer.