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Freedom Family Update

    Friday, January 22, 2021
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Last week, Nate Muse shared on the Lord's Prayer, from Luke 11:3-4.  Here are some key points:
  • Sometimes our prayer life feels like a junk drawer - random thoughts and requests we share with the Lord. While that is not wrong, we have a Father who is a King with a Kingdom. Prayer ushers us into the life this kingdom has to offer.
  • Two observations from the Lord's prayer is that it indicates 1) a daily rhythm and 2) is pre-emptive, focusing on things to come.
Give us this day our daily bread.
  • Why do we have to ask? Because living in our Father's kingdom is built on dependence. 
  • Our provision often comes from our work, which God gives us the ability to do.
Forgive us our sins.
  • God will meet our physical as well as our spiritual needs. 
  • We can enjoy an unhindered relationship with Him, and experience peace, because of His forgiveness. 
If trusting Him for our daily needs makes us aware of His provision, trusting Him for forgiveness helps us experience peace.

We forgive others.
  • Forgiving others should be a regular part of our prayer life. 
  • We tend to look to ourselves, and we tend to look to others to meet our spiritual needs. 
  • Bitterness reveals misplaced dependence. We imprison the offender, holding them to a debt they cannot repay. We are choosing to make our peace contingent on them experiencing the same pain they caused us. 
  • If I am living in peace with God, what can that other person do that God can't?  The measure of grace and mercy you experience from the Father will be greater than the hurt you experience from someone else.  The Father's healing will be greater than the hurt.
Lead us not into temptation.
  • Holy living is NOT a result of self-will.
Practical Applications
  • Pray not just words but truths. 
    • "God, stagger people with who You are." 
    • "Let your rule and reign break in.
    • Become desperately dependent. 
    • Pray that you would listen. 
  • Pray not just for yourself but others. 
  • Pray not just once, but persistently.
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What's Next?  The Lord's Prayer

This Sunday, Russ Muse will continue our series, using Luke 11:5-8.

Passage Links
Reviewing: Luke 11:3-4
Reviewing:  Luke 11:5-8

Manuscript Version: We are happy to provide a manuscript version of each week's passage to assist you in further study.  Each week we add the latest passage to the document, building as the series goes on, to make this easier for you. Click here to print your manuscript version. 

Sermon Review Question: (Questions are also posted on our private church Facebook group for those who would like to interact there during the week. Not on Facebook? Feel free to reply to let us know your thoughts!) 

How have you experienced the Father's healing in a relationship?

Prize Winner: Congrats, Sandi Yaggie. Thanks for your participation!


Butler Road Improvement Project

Be sure to visit our webpage  (under Featured Event) for a fillable form to submit your comments to the DOT by February 5.  We are hoping for 50 people to write in.  A separate email with more details went out this past Tuesday. If you did not receive it, reply to let us know.

For more information, click here for a video from Russ or stop by the lobby.

#SERVEMAULDIN  February for Firefighters

Our February #servemauldin project will be collecting items for "Movie Night" baskets for our fire department personnel and their families.  The church will provide the baskets and movie, and we'd like our church family to bring individually wrapped snacks (such as popcorn/candy) and drinks (water, sodas) for the baskets.  Please put your donations into the collection bin by Sunday, January 31st.

We will be assembling the baskets on Wednesday, February 13th at 6:30pm.

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