United Methodist Church of Livonia, NY

Sermon Starter - The Lord's Prayer Series #2


Matthew 6:9-10
Luke 22:41-42

Most of us know the Lord’s Prayer, at least we know the words to the Lord’s Prayer.  But the truth is we may not really know it at a deep level, really not understand the depth.  I tell you there is more to this prayer than meets the eye.  But we pray it and pray it and often it is done by rote.  Many of us never really stop to consider what the words we are repeating mean, what they are all about.  So that is what we are doing over the next several weeks we are taking a deep dive on the meaning of this well-known  prayer.  It is my hope this prayer comes to shape your daily life.
Last week we looked at the first two lines; Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.  Our Father, reminding us of the special relationship we have with God.  We are to call God Abba.  Who art in heaven, reminding us that God is over all this massive universe and remind ourselves of God’s transcendence.  Yet, this assume and all powerful God is as close as the air we breathe.  Hallowed by thy name telling us God’s name, which is by the way Abba, should not be used frivolously.  But also that we are the means by which God’ name is hallowed.

Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10
This one line summarizes Jesus’ ministry.

Watch/listen to the message, July 18, 2021: "Whose Will Be Done?"

Pastor Hoyt