Back To The Basics: Thy Kingdom Come 01/19/2020

Pastor Pete Hartwig

Sermon Notes

SLIDE: Back to Basics – Thy Kingdom Come



Our reading –  Context – Sermon on the mount


Martin Luther King: Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, on 17 November 1957


Matthew 5:44  But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,


Sermon on the mount – Love Thy Enemies


This simply means this … “in the best of us there is some evil and in the worst of us there is some good. When we come to see this we take a different attitude towards individuals… and when you come to the this point you look into the face of every man you begin to see the image of God. Find the good in your enemy.”


Another way you love your enemy.  When you can defeat your enemy you must not do it.  There will come a time and opportunity when you can defeat that person.  That is the time you must love your enemy.


“Defeat the evil systems but love the person in the system.”




Back to Basics: The Secret Life – I want you to have one!


3 Things – Completeness –  DO NOT MISS 3


When you… in Secret 3xs


Give = Money = Heart

Pray = Think = Mind

Fast = Food = Body


How you think  about life

what you do with your money

What you do with your body



Jewish – Prayer is central 3xs / day


Prayer sits in the Middle


“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible to alive without breathing.”  MLK



SLIDE: The Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6:9-13


Here is what we are looking for!


“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,  – Fear that God is NOT good.
but deliver us from the evil one.



PLURAL! “Our, Us” – Community is huge!


SLIDE: :9 ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

Not the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob –


Our father is for everyone – Any tribe could pray this


Hallowed be your name – Water turn wet – Fire is hot

HE IS HOLY – For us?  For God?

Father – Holy



SLIDE: :10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.


God’s heaven meets Charlottesville!

Starts with me.

I am a part of the answer to every prayer I pray – JR Ashcroft


The church is called to be a part of it

We as individuals are a part of it

I pray for it.  I am a part of it.

NOT take me to kingdom of heaven when I die

It is about that kingdom is needed here now.

We TRUST in this.


Your will be done – Jesus in the Garden

“not my will… but your will be done!”


I need to “Trust” in You.

This is how the Kingdom comes!


SLIDE :11 Give us today our daily bread.


What kind of bread is it –  “daily bread”

epiusion bread  Only here


(Origin says … God alone knows what this word means)


Old Syriac translation 200AD – Lachmo Amino bread

Lachmo Amino = “Tomorrow’s bread” “the bread that does not run out”.


“Deliver us today from the fear we will not have enough”


Time and amount =


We are asking for freedom from the deepest fears of our lives?


TRUST – Can I trust God?

SLIDE: :12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.


Debts = are the things We SHOULD do but have not done.

Sins = The things We did that we should NOT have done



If we cannot forgive and accept forgiveness we will not truly live

The currency of the kingdom of God


I do not ignore injustice!!!

I forgive even as I struggle for justice


Praying “Your kingdom come” – we believe this world is not right but the coming of the kingdom of heaven is possible and real.


Revenge is the opposite of the Christian life.


Revenge is like fly paper. It leaves us sticky, trapped and limited.


What I am asking of God, to forgive me,  I must offer to others.




We are forgiven first and that allows me to forgive

Other times we are called to forgive first and it initiates the process


Martin Luther King:

Love your enemies


In Spanish =


Perdónanos – Forgive us. Pear-don-an-os


Pardon –


We trust that when God forgives… He does.

SLIDE:13  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 


We trust God as our guide!


Dessert guide.


If he doesn’t deliver us we are done!




Worship: Here as is in Heaven –

Thy kingdom come thy will be done.



Praying the Lord’s Prayer – Hold Hands,



Worship: Here as is in Heaven –

Thy kingdom come thy will be done.