• ‘Give us today our daily bread’ – sermon notes

    Text: Mt 6:11 The Lord's Prayer is a wonderful prayer: wonderful in its simplicity, ...

  • Children’s Letters to God

    A bit of light relief.  Here are a few of my favourites from Children's Letters ...

  • Christian meditation

    Communication with God is immensely important, but also difficult.  It is ...

  • Discussion Starters, Mt 6:9-13, Lk 11:1-13

    Read Matthew 6:9-13. (a) What does the Lord’s Prayer tell us about who God ...

  • Gospel spirituality

    What does gospel (that is to say, evangelical and reformed) spirituality look ...

  • Hallowed be thy name

    Or, as the New Living Translation puts it: 'May your name be honoured.' This, ...

  • Hallowed be your name

    Matthew 6:9 Notes for a short group Bible study.  They were going through ...

  • How the Lord’s Prayer defines us

    Matthew 6:5-15 "Father" - we are sons. "Hallowed be your name" - we are worshipers. ...

  • Implications of the Lord’s Prayer

    See Matthew 6:5-15 I cannot say OUR if I live in a watertight spiritual compartment; ...

  • Let us lament

    "They are grieving as if they have no God!" These were the words of a pastor, ...

  • Let’s change the way we pray

    Intercessions in church and in small groups tend to follow a pretty predictable ...

  • Matthew 18:20 – ‘Where two or three are gathered…’

    Matthew 18:20 "Where two or three are assembled in my name, I am there among ...

  • No ‘I’ in the Lord’s Prayer

    See Matthew 6:5-15 You cannot pray the Lord's Prayer and even once say "I." ...

  • Prayer a universal duty

    That prayer is a universal duty is seen in the following:- 1.  The express ...

  • Prayer and Revival

    We now move on to consider a vital element of our subject, namely, the indissoluble ...

  • Praying for Paris

    This is not the time for theological pontification about the appalling terrorist ...

  • Praying for unbelievers

    Tim Challies has helpfully drawn together some ways in which the Bible can ...

  • Praying the Psalms in Christ

    In his recent (2017) book Teaching Psalms - Volume One - from text to message ...

  • Praying the Psalms politically

    John Goldingay writes:- In his book Where Your Treasure Is: Psalms that Summon ...

  • Praying under pressure – sermon notes

    Praying Under Pressure, Acts 4:5-31 (esp. 23-31) The healing of the crippled ...

  • Praying with right motives

    'When we pray for things pertaining to this life, we must desire temporal things ...

  • Psalms of lament in the Gospels

    The function of the psalms of lament in the Gospels, especially in the passion ...

  • Psalms: Prayer Book of the Bible

    Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible (Augsburg Fortress, 1970, Kindle Edition). ...

  • Should we pray to the Holy Spirit?

    This is another question about the Holy Spirit which has recently been posed ...

  • Ten top tips for leading a time of prayer

    With thanks to Tim Chester: Say that anyone can pray, but nobody has to pray. ...

  • Thanksgiving – sermon notes

    Text: Psalm 100 Our everyday lives are saturated with ‘thankyous'. Thankyou ...

  • The life of prayer

    Albert Barnes offers the following guidelines:- 1. Every Christian should have ...

  • The place of prayer in moral government

    All the objections to the necessity of prayer are based on a misunderstanding ...

  • The Throne of Grace

    Some very short notes on the first few sermons from a series preached by Robert ...

  • Time for God?

    It's about time... We make, time, spend time, save time, give time, waste time, ...

  • Ways to pray – sermon notes

    Text: Mt 6:1-18 The first reference to prayer in the Bible occurs in Genesis ...

  • What if Jesus did not pray? – sermon notes

    A long time ago, a young man finished an evening meal with his friends, spoke ...

  • What would you pray for?

    "Irrespective of whether you currently pray or not, if you were to pray for ...

  • Yes, the Lord’s Prayer IS offensive

    In the run-up to Christmas, the Church of England hoped to place a 60-second ...