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Our Father-Purging




Matthew 6:9–13 (NKJV)

9 Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as 
it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Purging:
Matthew 6:12 (NKJV) Forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.

1. Forgive us our debts. 
"In Christ, we are positionally righteous, that prompts us to practice righteousness."

Romans 3:23 (NIV) For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
gk.Hamartia: archery term "missing the mark." 

1 John 1:8–10 (NIV) 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. 

Psalm 139:23–24 (NLT) 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

Tenderness is always the goal!

Prayer Tip: Ask the Lord to reveal where you missed it, then ask for his forgiveness.

"Our posture towards sin reflects a lot about our perception of God."

1 John 2:1-2 (NIV)  My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

He is Holy, He is also merciful.

Hebrews 4:16 (NLT) So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

Mercy is his default because mercy is his nature.

2. As we forgive our debtors.

Matthew 18:21–35 (NLT) 21 Then Peter came to him and asked, "Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?" 22 "No, not seven times," Jesus replied, "but seventy times seven! 

"God is serious about forgiveness. He is equally as serious about unforgiveness."

Matthew 5:22–24 (NLT) 22 But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.  23 "So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, 24 leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.

Prayer Tip: If relational tensions arise immediately, work towards reconciliation.

Ephesians 4:30–32 (NLT)
30 And do not bring sorrow to God's Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.


Our Father-Provision






Matthew 6:9–13 (NKJV)

9 Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as 
it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Provision
Matthew 6:11 (NKJV) Give us this day our daily bread.

Manna- Exodus 16
"The manna that nourished yesterday will poison you today." 

Bread: represents everything necessary to sustain life.
Provisions are promised. 
Philippians 4:19–20 (NIV) 19 My God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

"God provides: not according to earthly need, but by heavens resources."

Psalm 37:25–26 (NIV) 25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. 26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing. 

Matthew 6:25,31-34 (NIV)
25 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.
 Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 
31 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and 
your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Praying for Provision
Luke 11:5–13 (NIV) 5 "Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.' 7 And suppose the one inside answers, 'Don't bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can't get up and give you anything.' 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need. 
9 "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 
11 "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

1. Pray Persistently.
Prayer tip: Ask and keep asking.

2. Pray Specifically.
Philippians 4:6 (NLT) Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Prayer Tip: be specific.
3. Pray Confidently.
Luke 12:32 (NIV) Your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.

Not seeing God's provision?
1. Examine your habits. 
Are you asking? 
Are you working?  
Deuteronomy 8:18 (NIV) Remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.
Are you being wise?

2. Examine your heart.
James 4:2–3 (NLT) …You don't have what you want because you don't ask God for it. 3 And even when you ask, you don't get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.

Prayer tip: When praying, don't treat wants as needs.

1 John 5:14–15 (NIV)14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

Provision to sustain is not all Jesus Provides.
"Is life not more than food." -Matthew 6:25

Matthew 4:4 (NIV) Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

"Our greatest need and our most significant provision is the person of Christ."
The word made flesh- John 1:14
Jesus is the bread of life. 
John 6:35 (NIV)Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

Easter at Overflow








John 16:33 (NIV)
 “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Jesus resurrects the lifeless…
John 11:25 (NLT) “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.”

The resurrection of Jesus is always relevant. 
There were many 
conflicted human experiences… On that First Easter Sunday 2000 years ago. 

John 20:1–2 (NLT) Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 2 She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, “They have taken the Lord’s body out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”

John 20:11–16 (NLT) 11 Mary was standing outside the tomb crying, and as she wept, she stooped and looked in. 12 She saw two white-robed angels, one sitting at the head and the other at the foot of the place where the body of Jesus had been lying. 13 “Dear woman, why are you crying?” the angels asked her.  “Because they have taken away my Lord,” she replied, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 
14 She turned to leave and saw someone standing there. It was Jesus, but she didn’t recognize him. 15 “Dear woman, why are you crying?” Jesus asked her. “Who are you looking for?” 
She thought he was the gardener. “Sir,” she said, “if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.” 
16 
“Mary!” Jesus said. She turned to him and cried out, “Rabboni!” (which is Hebrew for “Teacher”).

4 Resurrection Encounters.
1. Mary grieving
Grief- Sorrow from suffering loss.
  • “Grief is not a sign of weakness. Grief means we care.”
Isaiah 53:4 (NKJV) Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows.

2. Disciples fearing
John 20:19–22 (NLT)19 That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said. 20 As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side. They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord! 21 Again he said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” 22 Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

3. Thomas doubting
John 20:24–28 (NLT)24 One of the twelve disciples, Thomas was not with the others when Jesus came. 25 They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.” 
26 Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” 28 “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.

In your doubt, seek him out!

4. Peter filled with shame. 

“Peter followed at a distance…” Luke 22:54

Luke 22:61–62 (NLT) 61 At that moment the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Suddenly, the Lord’s words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.” 62 And Peter left the courtyard, weeping bitterly.

John 21:15–17 (NLT) 15 …Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you know I love you.” “Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him. 16 Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.” “Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said. 17 A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep.



Our Father- Priority






Matthew 6:9–13 (NKJV)

9 Our Father in Heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as 
it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Palm Sunday 
John 12:12–13 (NKJV) 12 The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: "Hosanna! 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!' The King of Israel!"

Matthew 6:9 (NKJV)Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.

The Prayer Priority
1. Your Kingdom Come.
Matthew 6:33 (NKJV) But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
  • "Prayer should be driven by the urgency of his kingdom, not the urgency of need."
What is the Kingdom?
What does it look like?
Colossians 1:14 (NLT) He has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son.

Romans 14:17 (NKJV) The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Luke 17:20–21 (NKJV) "The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you."

2. Your will be done
The will of God happens when His Kingdom is prioritized.
How do I know God's will?
"You know God's will by following God's way."

What will He be most glorified in? Pray that.

3. On earth as it is in heaven.
  • God's will is that earth reflects heaven. 
Prayer tip: Pray earth reflects heaven.

One day the earth will become that kingdom. 
Revelation 11:15 (NKJV) Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"
  • Until that day we are preparing for that day.

Praying The Kingdom
1. Permission
  • We not only have full access to approach God we have delegated authority to distribute it.
  • "God is in charge of the product, we are in charge of the distribution."
Matthew 16:19 (NKJV) I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

Prayer tip: Pray like you're a partner

2. Power
We have authority over 
anything contrary to what He rules over.
1 Corinthians 4:20 (NKJV) For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.

Prayer Tip: Pray with Authority.

3. Praise
Psalm 24:7 (NKJV) Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
Praise is an invasion invitation!

Prayer tip: Celebrate his greatness.

4. Proclamation
Prayer tip: Declare “Kingdom Come. Will of God be done!"

5. Participation 
Because we have permission, we must participate.

Our Father- Posture




Matthew 6:9–13 (NKJV)

9 Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as 
it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

The Posture of Prayer:
Matthew 6:9 (NKJV) In this manner, therefore, pray: "Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name."
1. In this manner
There is a right way to pray. There is also a wrong way to pray. 

Matthew 6:5–8 (NKJV) 5 "And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 "Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.

1. Don't pray to look spiritual.
2. Don't pray to sound spiritual.
Words are important, but they are not magical.
3. Designate a special place & pray

2. Therefore, pray
"When you pray, say." 
Luke 11:2 (NIV)
Worrying is not prayer- "Worry is meditating on fear."
Thoughts are not prayers-
Prayer is a devoted conversation with God
Prayer Tip: Pray Out Loud 

"We don't pray our way. We pray God's way!"

3. Our Father

John 1:12 (NLT) To all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.

Our posture comes from our position!

Galatians 4:6–7 (NKJV) Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!" 7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Prayer Tip : We pray To Our Father. Prayer Tip: We pray to our Father, through Jesus led by the HolySpirit.


4. Who is in heaven
Isaiah 66:1 (NIV) "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool."

Isaiah 59:1 (NLT) Listen! The Lord's arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call. 

Isaiah 59: 2 (NLT) It's your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore.

Prayer is a privilege of those made right before God.

Hebrews 7:25 (NLT) He is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.
We have full access through Jesus.
Prayer Tip: We pray confidently and courageously.

5. Hallowed be thy name. 
Hallowed-(Hagiozo) To render or treat it as SACRED.

With Reverence, "A lion you can wrestle." 
Prayer Tip: Sing & worship when you pray.


Lord- YHWH Covenant name of God
YHWH-Jireh:The Lord Will Provide. (Gen22:14)
YHWH- Rapha: The Lord Who Heals. (Ex 15:26)
YHWH-Nissi: The Lord Our Banner/Our Victory. (Ex 17:15),
YHWH- Kaddesh: The Lord Who Sanctifies/Makes Holy. (Lev 20:8)
YHWH-Shalom: The Lord Our Peace. (Judges 6:24)
YHWH Tsidkenu: The Lord Our Righteousness. (Jeremiah 33:16)
YHWH Rohi: The Lord Our Shepherd. (Psalm 23:1)
YHWH Shammah: The Lord Is There. (Ezekiel 48:35)
YHWH Sabaoth: The Lord of Hosts/Who fights. (Isaiah 1:24; Psalm 46:7)

YHWH- Saves: Jesus.
All that we need is in Gods Nature.
Prayer Tip: Emphasize His name is Holy:

Philippians 2:9–11 (NIV) 9 God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

We pray:
1. Regularly- Frequently & Faithfully.
2. Relationally- Talking to him.
3. Reverently- Worshipping and adoring his name

Stewarding The Word





Stewarding the Word
1. The Written Word- The Bible
2. The Spoken Word

Acts 2:17
‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.
- Prophetic Word
- Dreams
- Preaching of the Word

3. The Living Word
John 1:1-3; 14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 
 He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 17:3
And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.Stewardship: the job of supervising or taking care of something

Matthew 25:14-30
“For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. 
 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey.  Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.  And likewise he who had received two gained two more also.  But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money.  After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
 “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’  His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’  His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
“Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’
 “But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.  So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest.  So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.
 ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.  And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

1. The Written Word
Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God 
is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
James 1:24
Anyone who listens to the word (logos) but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
“You will get no revelation from a closed book. You will also get no insight with a closed mind.”
2. The Spoken Word
3. The Living Word