God's kingdom, grace, Lord's prayer, petition, faith, lutheran, revelation, pastor's prayer
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
The Kingdom is the kingdom of the Father, for the Father is addressed. And since Jesus teaches us to pray for the coming of the Father's kingdom, the Father must have a kingdom. This argument is sustained by the conclusion of the prayer: Thine is the Kingdom. Since the Father has a kingdom, He is a King. Though He is the King, we are to approach Him as our Father. Jesus teaches us to believe with a rejoicing heart that we are children of a king and encourages us to seek better acquaintance with, and greater knowledge of, the King and the Kingdom.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Matthew 11:25-30; Colossians 1:12-22; John 6:37-47; Matthew 18:15-20; John 20:21-23; Luke 17:20-21;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Smukal, G. H.
"The Lord's Prayer, the Pastor's Prayer,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 16, Article 38.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol16/iss1/38