There And Back Again Week 9 6.18.17

Sermon Notes

SLIDE:  There & Back – Fathers Day



SLIDE: OUR FATHER Matthew 6:9-13

Jesus said,  “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘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 today 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 the evil one.’

AMEN!                 Pg. 787






  1. Prayer is meant to be relational

Business = transactional.

Family =  Father   (a Son)


FATHER = my dad… one of my heroes.


FATHER = Prayer for a new view! 

God is good!




SLIDEJohn 1:12-13  Children of God  (adopted)

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.


Adoption is the action of the FATHER

A legal change!


Pete Bullette: Prayed over his 2 children!




  1. Just talking at a person without recognizing them?


“Babbling”  = Empty  (cold, impersonal, mechanical)

“Many”  = anxious




  1. 2 way communication



  1. Father’s have wisdom and guidance



SLIDE:  “OUR father”


  1. OUR = it is not ALL about you!


REPEAT THE PRAYER: Your kingdom come… 

YOUR will be done… on earth as it is in heaven.


SLIDE: MY will be done on earth and You take care of heaven.


The mark of a maturing follower of Jesus!


Business or family =   What is God’s WILL here?


SLIDE:  “OUR father”


Dads   …   We LIVE this way?


If he is OUR FATHER…  Prayer is not just about you.


Men some of us live as though life is all about ME.


WE are part of an “OUR”!



SLIDE:  our father in HEAVEN     


  1. We will live as though THIS world is temporal and heaven is eternal!


Have you “seen heaven”?   


  1. We WILL live as though what we can “see” is not all there is.


AN UNSEEN WORLD!  That is real!


In Secret!   JESUS…

Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.


God rewards what is done in secret!


DAD =  all that I do!  No one sees.  Says thanks!






SLIDE:  A way to pray

A psalm of David

Psalm 18:6 In my distress I called to the Lord;

I cried to my God for help.

From his temple he heard my voice;

my cry came before him, into his ears.

He reached down from on high and took hold of me;

he drew me out of deep waters.

18: 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,

from my foes, who were too strong for me.


CRIED:  My dad said… put my dog to sleep. 





When were you closest to God?  CRISIS!


Maybe you were close to God because you prayed!?


When YOU pray!!!      – JESUS

Not your grandmother,

not your pastor

not your wife


Praying is about faith and heart and life!


Un-cashed checks on the shores of heaven.


Prayer is a privilege.


SLIDE:  Our Father in Heaven…    


Pastor Pete Hartwig