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God's Agenda, Not My Agenda

August 2, 2020 Speaker: Patrick Flowers Series: Teach Us to Pray

Passage: Matthew 6:10–6:11

Submission to God’s wisdom to include our dependency upon his Provision are
hallmarks of seeking first the Kingdom of God.

Reading Plan:

Monday: Proverbs 30:7-9 / 1 Timothy 6:5-10
Tuesday: Matthew 6:5-15
Wednesday: Matthew 6:19-34
Thursday: Mark 8:34-38
Friday: Romans 12:1-2 
Saturday: Hebrews 12:2
Sunday: 1 Peter 2:21-25


1. ICE BREAKER: Augustine taught that all people seek happiness, why is it that people seek happiness in things that ultimately leave them feeling empty? 

2. The Kingdom of God is already here as believers actively take part in it by

partnering with God and his work as a means to bring glory and honor to him.

Why do you think, so many Christians are not actively partnering with God?

3. Submission to God means that I die to self, why do you believe this is so hard

for believers. Do you believe that Christians can completely die to self, why or

why not?

4. Jesus is the ultimate example of submission, why do you believe he found joy

in submitting to the will of the Father as outlined in Hebrews 12:2?

5. Why do you think submission is usually mocked in our culture? Why do you

think it is hard for even Christians to submit to authority?

6. Why is it that extreme poverty and need can turn our hearts away from God

and the people around us; in contrast, why is it that extraordinary comfort and

ease can turn our hearts away from God and the people around us?

7. If you were to describe your prayer life, are you sailing, rowing, drifting or

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