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Asking Abba, Part 1 -- Lonnie Bell
Sermon Series: The Sermon on the Mount
23 July 2017
Deep Sheet: Sermon Study Questions:
1. How has our time spent discussing prayer altered your priorities? Have you
tried using the Lord’s Prayer as a skeleton for your prayers?
2. What does it look like to really believe that God rules, owns and dispenses?
How does the petition, “Give us this day our daily bread,” force us to
acknowledge that everything we have is “from God”? (Matthew 5:34-35;
Romans 11:36; James 1:17; Genesis 1:1; Psalm 104:10-15; 1 Corinthians 4:7)
3. What does “bread” symbolize? In what ways do you struggle to believe that
God cares even for your smallest, seemingly insignificant physical needs?
4. As we consider how God meets our needs, what does it mean to say that he
does so in his wisdom, in the midst of a fallen world, through our labor, and
through others? (Philippians 4:19; Proverbs 30:8-9; Psalm 34:19; Genesis
3:19; 2 Thessalonians 3:12; Acts 2:45; Romans 12:13; Titus 3:14)
5. How does praying for our “daily” bread keep us from complacency and
worry? In what particular ways have you seen God provide for you and your
family day-by- day? (Exodus 16:4)
6. What does it mean to view our physical needs with a proper, eternal
perspective? How does this petition for daily bread lead us to consider our
spiritual nourishment? (Matthew 6:32-33; John 6:35; Matthew 4:4; 1