THE PLACE OF PRAISE IN THE LORD'S PRAYER"
August 12, 1990
You can tell a great deal about the Lord's Prayer by the way it begins and ends. The Lord's
Prayer begins with praise: "Our Father, who art in heaven, Holy is your name." The Lord's
Prayer ends with praise: "For Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen."
What Is Praise?
Praise is adoration to God. Praise is lifting God up for who He is.
Look with me this evening as we examine the text, exalt the Lord, and edify the body of Christ!
I. THE EXAMINATION OF THE TEXT. (Matthew 6:13b)
In some early manuscripts scholars tell us these words are not found. Some believe for the
purpose of worship the phrase was added later.
Does this make the placement of this phrase unappropriate? Absolutely not. Look with me
to I Chronicles 29:11. For all involved this makes a moving and expressive doxology of the Lord's
* I believe what I hold and have in the Bible God wants me to have - It is His!
"For Thine" - You, 0 God
"The Kingdom" - the reign or domini ...
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