Praying To God Our Father

Sermon Series:Spring Break

As many believers throughout history have pointed out, what you think about God (theology) often determines what you do in your life (practice). Matthew 6 is one of the teachings in the New Testament with the greatest concentration of times when Jesus is talking about God being a Father. At the center of his central teaching to his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount, he emphasizes that the only way to relate to God is with him as your Father. There are other ways to pray — but they are based on performance, not a personal parent-child relationship. So what does it mean that God is our Father? How do we become his children? And what affect does that have on our prayers? Jesus shows us in Matthew 6:5-15. Other Scriptures Referenced: Matthew 23:9; John 1:11-13; Romans 8:14-17