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LEARNING TO PRAY IN SOUND DOCTRINE OF CHRIST

Lerma, Sunday, July 28, 2013
LEARNING TO PRAY IN SOUND DOCTRINE OF CHRIST(Matthew 6:5-16)
 
"5 And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen of men: verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 7 And when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do, who think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. 9 You, therefore, pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. 11 day our daily bread, give us today. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, forgive you your heavenly Father 15 more if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 16 When you fast, do not somber as the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting Truly I tell you, they have their reward. "
INTRODUCTION:Prayer in Jesus' time had become a source of pride, conceit, rather than the expression of a humble needy. Pray well became an legalistic symbol of social rank. When you faithfully followed the religious system, it led him to public exhibitionism and ostentation, no matter in this case the site or location. The prayer had lost its value, had degenerated, was in ruins, was being openly exploited by a group of hypocrites who closed the door to heaven. It was impossible to be achieved by the common man.
This explains the strong condemnation as the Lord does in his extraordinary "Sermon on the Mount" on the so manipulated subject of prayer, to teach through the Sound Doctrine of Christ about prayer contrasts the Pharisees with the real, warning that it is the only one that can be answered by the Father.PROPOSITION: "All Christians should pray in such a way that pleases God," What is the type of prayer that pleases the Father? In the passage from Matthew 6:5-15 Jesus teaches us about two kinds of prayer, one that pleases God and one who does not like for nothing. What kinds of sentences are these?
THE FIRST IS WHEN YOU PRAY TO BE SEEN BY MENThis kind of prayer was condemned by the Lord for three things:A) FAVOURITE PLACE:(1) "They prayed standing in the synagogues" seeking prominence, distinction, or posted to them.
In the synagogue, where pious Jews gathered, did not seek a place unnoticed but they stood in the central place and there prayed to be seen. Example: the prayer of the Pharisee (Luke 18:11) "The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. "(2) "They prayed standing on street corners" in the sight of all. Note that not only praying in the streets, instead traveled by many people, but seeking the corners or crowded intersections, suggesting that, as the time came for prayer (the pious Jews had to pray for him least three times a day) in the synagogue, and were "SO SPIRITUAL" they had to pray in the street with a twist.(3) The Lord knows the intentions of the heart, which qualifies him as wicked and deceitful (Jer. 17:9-10) "9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 10 I the LORD search the mind, I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings. "
B) THE TECHNIQUE(1) To touch or impress people: "To be seen by men." This is like talking to someone, but suddenly raises his voice, making an upright position as pride, so that all people who are about to see and hear what he is saying, getting one to feel slighted by such action . NOTE: You can say that one is praying to God as an excuse, but in reality it does, to be heard by men. The word of God says that the Pharisees prayed to himself (Luke 18:11) "The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. "(2) Drill: There are some tremendous players when praying. Some try to impress by pretending to be the more spiritual they can, but the performance ends when his prayer ....... What next?(3) Its purpose: try to pretend that they are so fervent that can not wait. "I pray because I can not lose another minute, it's time". Too bad the intention that harbor the hypocrites are to be seen as any actor yearns to be seen and if possible steal all the applause.
C) YOUR INTENTION(1) What they have in mind and want is just the applause of men. Note the contrast found in a former converted Pharisee (Col. 3:22-24) "... not only when their eye is on you please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing God. 23And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men; 24sabiendo that the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance, for ye serve the Lord Christ "(2) Jesus has called them hypocrites, phonies ie, do not act genuinely, but are disguised to look like another kind of person.(3) A judgment or opinion is already set for them: Jesus says they have received their reward whole, (the admiration of men), and that no future reward was more for them.(4) They forgot that the Lord never reward or reward the proud, however the resist (James 4:6) "But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. "
THIS SHOULD BE A STRONG WARNING TO U.S. TODAYThere are three negative aspects of which would do well to take care of:a) If there is an example in the Bible, we should not imitate in terms of prayer is this. Let us watch for not having a vestige of "likeness"b) When a prayer is made to profit themselves, this kind of prayer is full of subtle selfishness, should then go on light ALERT! And carefully examine our motivation.c) us determine to please God and not try to impress men. We should seek the approval of God and not the applause of men. Let us watch our style of prayer, taking special care undue emphasis on what we say and how we say it before others.
The Lord is not condemning the prayer that is made in public, as he prayed in public: Note the following passages in both testaments: a) In the Old Testament (2 Chronicles 6:14-42, Neh. 9; Acts . 4:24-31, Mt 11:25, Jn 11:41, 27:35) What we must avoid is the spirit in which these Pharisees they did: "To be seen ..."
The kind of prayer that the Pharisees did marriages resembles that appear to be very good, in public, that so many want to be like them. The absurdity is that when they are alone, they can not speak to each other, much less look face to face. They can not talk, because there is a gulf that separates them. In the end you end up realizing that everything "was all a sham, were acting". Nothing can prove our reality better than being face to face with God, alone with our Father, so Jesus mentions another kind of prayer to get to be heard by God. Teaching through the Sound Doctrine of Christ the Master leads to a contrast, if the first kind of prayer is to be seen of men:
THE SECOND IS WHEN YOU PRAY TO BE SEENONLY BY THE HEAVENLY FATHER.
The Lord teaches us other very different to the previous sentence, but that is pleasing to the Father (Matthew 6:6) "But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you ".
A) THIS TYPE OF PRAYER IS BASED:(1) the need for dialogue with a child with his Father: "Our Father ..."(2) the need to imitate Jesus in his prayer life (Mark 1:35) "And in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went into a desert place, and there prayed."(3) the need to meet the demands of the Word in terms of prayer (Ephesians 6:18 "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints ", 1 Thess. 5:17" Pray without ceasing "; 1Ti. 2:8-9" 8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. 9 And that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes ").

B) SOUND DOCTRINE OF CHRIST IS PRONOUNCED AS FOLLOWS:(1) Changing the corners of the streets, praying in the private room.(2) Changing the be seen of men, to meet secretly with his Father.
C) THE REWARDS OF PRAYING CORRECTLY:(Mat 6:4) "That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly."(1) We are heard by God, even if he is made secretly and silently.(2) is taken into account by the intention of the heart (Ps. 37:4) "Delight yourself in the Lord, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."(3) Therefore, in advance and the Lord is knowing and serving our needs (Matt. 6:32) "For the Gentiles seek after all these things, for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things."
PRAYER IN PLEASING THE FATHER TO CONSIDER TWO CORRECTIONS CORE. THEY ARE:THE VAIN REPEATS:(A) The Lord condemns the mechanical repetition of prayers. Pagan religions had this kind of practice, trying to tire out their gods with endless prayers. The Pharisees formulated such prayers. Today there is also this type of sentences in some groups that call themselves Christians. The Pharisees were like the Gentiles in this (Mark 12:40) "who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation. "(B) But I must point out that Scripture does not condemn the "insistence on prayer and the prayers that could be categorized as long". Note the following passages: (2Cr. 6:14-22, Neh. 9, Psalms 18, 89, 119, Mt 26:44, Lk. 22:44 "And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and it was his sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground ", Luke. 6:12-13" 12 In those days Jesus went to the mountain to pray, and spent the night praying to God. 13 And when it was day, he called his disciples, and chose twelve of them, whom He also named apostles ", 2 Cor. 12:6-8" 6 And the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, The LORD is righteous. 7 And when the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled, not destroy them before save them soon, and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak. 8 But will his servants so they know what that is serving me, and that is to serve the kingdoms of the nations ")
Pedantry or bombast:(A) This is the usual sentence likes "also heard". That you think that by their many words will be served. There was a widespread belief at the time that the gods need many words to understand their demands and were induced to respond. We must talk to our Father as the pagans pray to their false gods, there should be a total difference, in Sound Doctrine of Christ.(B) Understand that Jesus does not condemn the "pray hard", but the "talk". Many prominent and fervent prayers in Scripture are brief and concise, eg (Ex. 32:21,32 1R. 3:6-9; 1R. 18:36, 37; 2R. 19:14-19; 1Ch. 4:10, Lk. 18:13; Lk. 23:42, Acts. 7:60) In Nehemiah's a great example for its brevity in prayer, but it was a lot of prayer (Nehemiah 4:4-5, 5 : 19, 6:9, 13:14,29, 31).
Three. In the prayer which pleases the Father's commandment not to become like them, does not mean at all the "stop praying":a) While God does not need many words to inform you of any situation, because nothing is unknown. That does not teach us that we should not pray. God Himself commands us to pray (Ps. 81:10, Mt 7:7-8, Jn. 15:7).b) Prayer is not for God to report believer needs, but to make it clear awareness of them and show a humble dependence on God (Romans 8:15) "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father ".
April. The prayer that pleases the Father, is the one that is done according to a model. Note that it is "a model". Not to be repeated many times as idle talk, because it would contradict the Lord (Matthew 6:7) "And when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do, who think that they shall be heard for their much speaking." The Lord did not set here a command to repeat the words, and it does not say "with the words" but "THIS WAY".
May. The prayer that pleases the Father is a model that consists of three parts:a) The invocation of his name (Matthew 6:9) "You, therefore, pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name." The priority in prayer has to do with the glory and purpose of God.
Prayer should be addressed to the Father, He must be the center of our life, we place it in the right place.The believer is in a father-son relationship (John 1:12) "But as many as received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God."
b) Requests (Mat 6:9-13) "9 That was the true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. 10 was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew Him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, 13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God '.
RELATED TO GOD.(A) The sanctification of His name (v. 9) "The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world".(B) The coming of His kingdom (v. 10) "was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not."(C) The fulfillment of His will (v. 13) "Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God."
RELATED HUMAN SIDE.(A) The daily provision (v. 11) "He came unto His own and His own received Him not."(B) The need for forgiveness (v. 12) "But as many as received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God."(C) The irreplaceable protection (v. 13) "Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God."
The doxology: Term that gives recognition and praise of his greatness.(1) God can answer with grandeur and magnificence: "Yours is the kingdom"(2) Our Father is Almighty God therefore "There is nothing impossible to him": "Thine is the power"(3) all requests and decisions for his glory: "Yours is the Glory"(4) To confirm everything that has been said in prayer we say, "Amen"
PRAYER THAT THE FATHER IS SATURATED AGRADA OF FORGIVENESSa) The inability to forgive is an obstacle to prayer.b) The greatness forgiving offense received, according to a clear channel for the sentence to be considered.c) Make sure not to store anything against anyone (Mat 6:14-15) "14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, forgive you your heavenly Father 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. "d) Have a clear conscience. Remember the words of the Psalmist (Ps. 66:18) "If in my heart I had cherished iniquity, the Lord will not hear me." To answer should make sure you are well with others, at least as dependent.
Therefore, the prayer that pleases God was never created to make us feel guilty, it was not intended as a verbal competition only for some candidates, as a way of speaking key to certain anointed or as a public display of piety. The prayer taught by Jesus in his Sound Doctrine is spontaneous and realistic, practical communication with the Father, which is then transformed into absolute confidence and peace of mind like no other.
CONCLUSION:Prayer was designed by the Father to find satisfaction with the communication achieved and consequently be free from the dreadful anxiety. Listen to Paul from prison in Rome (Phil. 4: 6-7) "Do not be anxious about anything, but pray about everything. Present your needs to God and then do not stop to thank you for your answers. By doing this you will know what is the peace of God, which is extraordinarily wonderful than the human mind can never understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your heart in the stillness and repose faith in Jesus Christ "
How important is prayer!How often we miss to enjoy prayer because we pay more attention to the packaging and the actual content. We believe more in the time that we should pray that true communication, I should just end when we are satisfied, it should never be defined by a simple clock.
We have become so heavy load because of tax models for advertising, you really are an exception to the rule, that we miss the appeal of the sentence, the Master teaches us that it should be as normal as the dialogue between father and son.

When the Lord tried to correct the issue of prayer did intentionally contrasting the teaching given by the hypocritical Pharisees, which made it so hard, so heavy and repellent that many were missing the great benefit of having permanent hearing our wonderful Father .
I encourage you to start again. Form your own habits with their own time. Renew worn jargon, change the empty language one that you know, understand and makes sense to you.
But most of all learn to enjoy it, because our Father enjoys and likes to talk to us.
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