THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 99th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON TITLE: THE PRAYER OF JESUS
Adult/Young Adult Topic: ASK FOR WHAT REALLY MATTERS
Printed Text: MATTHEW 6:9-15
KEY VERSE:MATTHEW 6:10 (NIV)
“your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 99th Edition, 2019-2020
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
We are often discouraged in the face of negative circumstances over which we seem to have no control. How can we experience the positive transformations we long for? Jesus taught the disciples to pray for God’s kingdom to be manifested in their lives and in all creation.
We honor God the most when we exhibit the qualities found in the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). Just as God is holy, we are also called to a life of holiness (1 Peter 1:16).Not only are we called to speak the prayer taught by Jesus, but we are also called to live out the practical principles of this prayer in the events of our everyday lives.
LORD, make us instruments of your peace and play us like you want to play us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.