Teach Us to Pray: Discipline

Jesus has taught us to worship and petition our holy, heavenly Father with shameless persistence. In part 23 of The King’s Third Year of Earthly Ministry, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Luke 11:1-13.

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Study Notes

Discipline: Training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character

Context for Our Text

Teach Us to Pray

Worship… Petition… Persistence

Spiritual Disciplines… For the Purpose of Godliness

Godliness is both closeness to Christ and conformity to Christ, a conformity that’s both inward and outward, a growing conformity to both the heart of Christ and the life of Christ.

Spiritual Disciplines are those personal and interpersonal activities given by God in the Bible as the sufficient means believers in Jesus Christ are to use in the Spirit-filled, gospel-driven pursuit of godliness, that is, closeness to Christ and conformity to Christ.

Biblical Spiritual Disciplines

  • Bible Intake
  • Prayer
  • Worship
  • Evangelism
  • Serving
  • Stewardship
  • Fasting
  • Silence and Solitude
  • Journaling
  • Learning

Prayer… For the Purpose of Godliness

Prayer is…

  • expected
  • learned
  • answered

Applying the Text

  • Will you pray?
  • Will you learn to pray?
  • Will you persistently pray?