Lordís Day 48 Themes and Divisions

 

E. Kampen

 

Since our hope is the coming of our Fatherís kingdom, our second petition is that our Father will bring this about

 

We ask that he bring this about by:

 

1.      Effectively ruling us by his Word and Spirit

2.      Preserving and increasing his church

3.      Destroying the works of the devil and all others who oppose God

 

Bible readings:1 Corinthians 15:20-28, Revelation 22:10-21

 

W. Bredenhof

 

The Lord teaches us to pray for God to bring his kingdom

 

Weíll see that his kingdom is one of:

 

1.      Power

2.      Grace

3.      Glory

 

Bible readings:1 Chronicles 29:10-20, Romans 5:15-21, Revelation 7:9-17

 

In the second petition Christ teaches us to pray for his church

 

We must pray for the:

 

1.      Preservation of his church

2.      Increase of his church

 

Bible readings:Psalm 96, Matthew 16:13-20

 

C. Stam

 

The Lord Jesus Christ teaches us to pray for the perfection of his kingdom

 

1.      The subjects of the King

2.      The enemies of the King

3.      The victory of the King

 

Bible readings:Mark 1:14-20, Luke 17:20-21, 1 Corinthians 15:16-28

 

B. Holwerda

 

Your kingdom come

 

1.      The content of this petition

2.      The fulfillment of this petition

3.      The fruit of this petition

 

Bible reading:Daniel 2:27-47

 

R. H. Bremmer

 

The petition for the coming of Godís kingdom

 

1.      Through our personal lives

2.      Through church life

3.      With a view to the finish

 

Bible reading:Revelation 19:11-21

 

J. Beeke

 

Praying for Godís kingdom to come

 

This means:

 

1.      Praying for the rule of Word and Spirit in our hearts

2.      Praying for the church and the destruction of her enemies

3.      Praying for the consummation of Godís kingdom

 

Bible reading:Matthew 22:1-14

 

G. Van Popta

 

The Lord Jesus Christ taught us to pray for the coming of the kingdom of heaven

 

We pray for:

 

1.      Kingdom obedience

2.      Kingdom proclamation

3.      Kingdom victory

 

Bible readings:Matthew 3:1-12, Matthew 4:12-25

 

C. Bouwman

 

In lifeís battles the disciples must ask God to make his kingdom come

 

1.      The context of this petition

2.      The promise behind this petition

3.      The answer to this petition

 

Bible readings:Luke 9:1-6, Isaiah 52:1-12

 

R. Bredenhof

 

We bow before our king

 

1.      Acknowledging his glory

2.      Praying for his victory

3.      Yielding to his supremacy

 

Bible reading:Psalm 72

 

M. Retief

 

Praying to our Father in heaven for the coming of his kingdom

 

1.      Which kingdom is meant

2.      How the kingdom comes

3.      That we are to seek the kingdom

 

Bible readings:Matthew 13:44-52, 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

 

J. Ludwig

 

Christ teaches us to pray for the insight and willingness to seek first Godís kingdom and his righteousness

 

About his kingdom weíll note its:

 

1.      Unique style

2.      Standing army

3.      Powerful enemy

4.      Definitive victory

 

Bible reading:Matthew 4:12-25