Lord’s Day 46 Themes and Divisions

 

J. Kok

 

“Our Father who art in heaven”

 

  1. Childlike fear
  2. Childlike trust
  3. Childlike prayer

 

“Our Father who art in heaven”

 

  1. The revelation of the name of the Father
  2. The beauty of the name of the Father
  3. The value of the name of the Father

 

How shall we begin our prayer?

 

  1. With knowledge of God as Father
  2. With trust in his love
  3. With love to each other
  4. With awe for God’s majesty
  5. With expectation for the provision of life’s necessities. 

 

W. Bredenhof

 

We begin our prayers by expressing a proper way of looking at God

 

We’ll see a comparison between:

 

  1. Earthly fathers and a heavenly Father
  2. Earthly majesty and heavenly majesty.

 

G. VanPopta

 

Through Christ we may pray as firstborn children.

 

The firstborn’s

 

  1. Gracious status
  2. Expectant attitude
  3. Necessary lessons

 

C. Bouwman

 

We may freely approach our Father in heaven.

 

  1. The content of the title “Father”
  2. The reason for the title “Father”
  3. The encouragement of the title “Father”

 

E. Elliot

 

Addressing God the Father

 

  1. Expect great things from God.
  2. Do not let earth restrict your expectations
  3. Pray by the standard of grace.

 

C. Stam

 

Jesus Christ teaches us to address God in the spirit of sonship.

 

    1. An old name
    2. A new sound
    3. A mighty reality

 

B. Holwerda

 

Christ teaches us to pray so that in our prayer we would confess God as:

 

    1. The God of love
    2. The God of the church
    3. The God of majesty.