NB: Sermon Notes attached are the original and not a transcript.
Part of the Matthew series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
NB: at the moment we do not have a full recording of the sermon, we are hoping to rectify this.
What an amazing pattern for prayer the Lord Jesus has given us. He shows us our priorities are to be God centred – His Name, Kingdom and Will - we look upwards. Now with the second set of three petitions seems like we have had a very definite fall down to earth as we begin by praying for bread every day!
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13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. 15 Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” 17 They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” 18 And he said, “Bring them here to me.” 19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. 21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. (ESV)
11 Give us this day our daily bread, (ESV)