Prayer Series - Part 9 - Part 1
Updated: Feb 6
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.”
THE VALUE OF LIFE FROM GOD’S PERSPECTIVE
“Lead us not into Temptation”
What makes people admire others?
1. When someone puts others before themself.
Compare the Costa Concordia sinking to the Hudson plane landing.
To recognize “Temptation”, we must first know what sin(S) we are being tempted to commit.
EVERYONE HAS A CONSCIENCE
OUR CONSCIENCE CAN BECOME DESENSITIZED
"The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron."
-1 Timothy 4:2
DON’T BE JUDGEMENTAL
“Do not judge, [Jesus is talking about not being JUDGEMENTAL.]
or you too will be judged…
3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank [a very big thing] in your own eye?
4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?
5 You hypocrite, [Double Standard] FIRST take the plank out of your own eye, and
THEN you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
“Lord, give me understanding according to your word.”
Jesus said… “…if a boy can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me for healing a man’s whole body on the Sabbath? 24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead JUDGE correctly.”
We never want to devalue a person,
while we are trying to point out
that they are devaluing a person.
If people do not believe that a life is a life from conception on,
then they are being deceived.
So, remember that many people who don’t highly value all life, are not people-hating people.
They may be deceived as to the definition of “Life” based upon some criteria that the
Bible does not give.
L evel of Development
D egree of Dependency
[Video explanation of SLED.]
This is why we support Choices Pregnancy Center.
As it relates to abortion,
everyone is in at least one of these three categories:
You had an abortion.
You know someone who had an abortion.
You know someone that had an abortion, but you did not know they had one.
God’s plan for your life includes “Forgiveness”
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
– 1 John 1:9
“Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong.”
“Jesus” is the answer for the problems he said we would have.
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!
I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33
God made all and owns all
“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world,
and all who live in it…”
- Psalm 24:1
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful…
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place… Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained
for me were written… before one of them came to be…”
- Psalm 139:13-16
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and don’t lean on your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge him
and he will direct your path.”
– Proverbs 3:5,6
‘I know the plans I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”
- Jeremiah 29:11