Two Men Went Up to Pray

Text: Luke 18:9-14 Jesus used two widely-held stereotypes to make a point in this passage. Pharisees were recognized as religious leaders (officially or unofficially) who scrupulously kept the law. Tax collectors were often viewed as traitors because of their work for the Romans. In Jesus’ parable, both men went to the temple to pray; yet […]

The Prayers of Jesus (Part 2): Content

Text: Luke 11:1 In our text, Jesus’ disciples asked Him to “teach [them] to pray.” In the context, Jesus went on to give them a model prayer – “the Lord’s Prayer.” However, there is another way that Jesus teaches about prayer – through His example. In this lesson, we will see what we can learn about […]

The Prayers of Jesus (Part 1): Practice

Text: Luke 11:1 In our text, Jesus’ disciples asked Him to “teach [them] to pray.” In the context, Jesus went on to give them a model prayer – “the Lord’s Prayer.” However, there is another way that Jesus teaches about prayer – through His example. In this lesson, we will see what we can learn about […]

What We Should Not Pray

Text: Luke 11:1 Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them to pray. We usually think of this in terms of what we should pray for. Yet there are also some things we should not pray for. We will discuss these in this lesson. For Anything That Is Contrary to God’s Will When we pray, we are […]

Paul’s Prayer for the Philippians

Text: Philippians 1:9-11 In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he described his prayer for them. He was continually thankful for them (Philippians 1:3) and looked forward to their fellowship in the gospel (Philippians 1:5). His appreciation of them and fellowship with them led to his prayer (Philippians 1:9-11). This prayer is applicable to us as well. […]

Be Anxious for Nothing

Text: Philippians 4:6-7 Everyone has to deal with things in life that cause anxiety, stress, and worry. Christians are no exception. How do we deal with such things? Paul explained in our text. This lesson will examine his instruction to the Philippians. Be Anxious KJV uses the word careful – means full of care, worried, troubled The world is […]

Hear My Voice According to Your Lovingkindness

Text: Psalm 119:145-152 Nineteenth stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson is about the help that we can receive from God. Much of the emphasis is on prayer. However, as we should expect by this point in this psalm, we cannot appeal to God without regard to His word. Prayer is Important for God’s People (v. 145-147, 149) […]