Episode 067 – The Lord’s Prayer Pt 3: Always Near Us
Key Passage(s): Matthew 6:9; Psalm 113:4-6; Deuteronomy 31:1, 6
When Jesus told us to pray, “Our Father who is in heaven,” it is literally recorded in Greek as, “in the heavens.” Why would Jesus be talking about God being “in the heavens?” What did this mean to the people first hearing Jesus say this? And whatdoes this mean for us in our relationship with God and in our understanding of “Heaven?” All of this and more is addressed in this teaching as we explore not only the God who rules and reigns over all, but the God who is ever present to us in the midst of our circumstances and our lives.
- What was your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
- Was it helpful learning how the ancients viewed the cosmos? Does this help you to better understand any other passages in the Bible that weren’t discussed in this teaching?
- Being reminded that God rules and reigns the world, what comfort, joy, or challenge arises in you?
- When you think of heaven, do you think of a place far, far away? Has this negatively shaped your view of God in some way?
- In this teaching we learned that God is present and always near us. How will this change the way you pray, if at all? How does this change the way you live?
- How can you begin walking out the truths of this teaching this week?
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