matthew 6:9-13

[9] Pray then like this:

“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 also have forgiven our debtors.

[13] And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil. (ESV)

Bible study tips

PAN FOR GOLD - scoop up everything

  1. Start with prayer.

  2. read through the passage several times.

  3. Consider who, what, when, where, why, and how.

  4. Who are the main characters?

  5. What does the text reveal about the character and nature of God?

  6. Is there an example to follow?

  7. Is there an example to avoid?

  8. Are there any exhortations, instructions, or commands given?

  9. Is there a promise or something encouraging to cling to?

SIFT FOR GOLD - look for what you want to keep

  1. How would you summarize what the passage is communicating?

  2. What are some things that stand out the most?

  3. How does the passage inform, correct, or affirm your view of God?

PUT ON THE GOLD - do something with it

  1. What is the real life application in a broad, general sense?

  2. What is the real life application to your life specifically?

  3. What is the real life application for us as a church community?

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