GRADE 8 BIBLE
Please note that we use Alpha Omega Bible Program. This is a copy from a few of the pages of the text. This has been done in order for you to view the Bible program.
Review these words.
adoration. To worship and honor with
atonement. Reconciling of God and man by the death of Christ.
conversion. A turning toward a certain point while turning away from another point.
conviction. Being convinced of an error and compelled to admit the truth.
essence. The inward nature of a being or thing.
immutability. Unchangeableness, stability.
intercession. Prayer, petition in favor of another person.
judicial. Having to do with the functions of judges, laws, and courts.
omniscient. Knowing everything; having complete or infinite knowledge.
petition. An earnest request.
reconciliation. Being restored to friendship, harmony, or communication.
regeneration. The beginning of eternal life, which comes to the believer at the moment of faith.
repentance. Turning from sin to God.
righteousness. A position given to the Christian that makes him acceptable to God.
ritual. A set way of doing something; ceremonial act.
salvation. Rescuing from power and effects of sin.
sovereignty. Supreme power or authority.
substitute. To take another's place.
supplication. A humble and earnest request or prayer.
transgression. Act of going beyond limit set; sin.
Read Matthew 6:9 through 13.
READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION ON PRAYER.
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE IN YOUR BIBLE JOURNAL BOOK.
Prayer is our most important means of
communication with God. The Lord Jesus taught His disciples how to communicate
with the Father. He taught by word and by example. You will review the purpose
and arrangement of the Lord's Prayer and the history of prayer. You will learn
that prayer is desired by the heavenly Father and is essential in the
The Lord's Prayer. The Lord's Prayer is our model prayer. It was given to us twice in the New Testament. Versions of the prayer are found in Matthew 6:9 through 13 and in Luke 11:2 through 4. Matthew's version is the most commonly known. The prayer's purpose is to serve as both a lesson and a guide. Through the prayer Jesus is trying to teach us how we are to view the Father, what kinds of things we should pray for, and what our attitude should be in prayer.
The prayer can be divided into an invocation, seven petitions, and a conclusion. The invocation, "...Our Father which art in heaven..." is designed to direct our thought toward our Father and His divine purposes in our lives. We can see from the invocation that our prayers will be directed toward a personal, objective, and living God. As believers in Christ, we belong to a family of which God is the Father.
The first petition, "...Hallowed be Thy name," refers back to the covenant I AM, which God used with Moses at the burning bush (Exodus and 14). His name helps us to see that God is present to help in every possible circumstance or situation we could face. He is the "ever present" God. To lower God's name in any way is to reject His sovereignty.
The second petition, "Thy kingdom come..." refers to the universal recognition of the Lord as King. As a result of Christ's atonement, His spiritual kingdom has been brought within believers' hearts. This kingdom encompasses each individual believer on earth.
We can experience in our own lives what Christ requested in the third petition, "...Thy will be done..." by knowing God's Word. We should first learn about and respond positively to those things in the Bible that God has commanded us to do. Then we can expect God to guide us in those areas of our lives for which the Bible gives no specific directions.
The fourth petition, "...in earth, as it is in heaven..., " is a continuation and extension of the third request. This petition reflects God's sovereignty and gives us the extent of His rule.
In the fifth petition, "Give us this day our daily bread," we are reminded to pray in faith believing that God will supply our needs. Because God loves us, He will continually care for our daily needs. In Matthew through 34, we are instructed by Jesus to be more concerned about obtaining God's righteousness than with our physical needs.
"And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors..., " the sixth petition, instructs us to pray for the forgiveness of our sins and to be forgiving toward others. First John 1 :9 tells us, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." At the same time, we cannot expect to receive answers to our prayers if we are not willing to forgive others. Psalm 66:18 tells us, "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me."
The seventh petition, "and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil..., " should help remind us how Christ overcame temptation in the wilderness (Matthew 4: 1 through 11 ). He triumphed over Satan's temptations directed against His human nature. Christ triumphed through a strong prayer life, faith in God, and a knowledge of God's Word. According to First Corinthians 10:13, we can have confidence that "...God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. "
The conclusion, "...For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen," reveals that Jesus acknowledged His Father's power and glory. All that is important and beautiful belongs to God.
The Lord's Prayer lays before us a perfect guide, teaching us how to pray more effectively. We should expect to see results from our prayers. James 5: 16 states, "...The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." James 4:2 tells us, "...ye have not, because ye ask not." When we make our requests before God specific and personal, we can see definite answers. Prayer should also help us to grow in our friendship with the Lord so that we will become increasingly more comfortable in His presence.
Complete these statements.
1. The three parts of the Lord's Prayer are the a. _____ seven b. ______,and a c._______.
2. The Lord's Prayer can be found in a. _____________ and b._____________.
3. A humble and earnest request or prayer is called a _____________________.
4. The reconciliation of God and man by the death of Christ is called ______________.
5. The purpose of the Lord's Prayer is to serve as a a. __________and a b. ___________.
6. God's name in Exodus 3:13 is ____________________________________.
7. The Lord's Prayer was not intended to become a a._______________________.
8. When our requests to God are a. ____ and b. _____ we can expect to see definite results.