How shall we pray? vv.5-8 - 1. Modestly; 2.Thoughtfully.
Part 1 - Modestly (prayer is not a show!) - Negative example of hypocrites. - Realization that this temptation is common to man. - Hypocrites receive an hypocrite's reward = glory now but none to come.
Application: I. Corporate prayer Corporate prayer is not forbidden but qualified. i. Corporate prayer is necessary. ii. Corporate prayer requires one voice for the many. iii. Those leading in corporate prayer must be careful of hypocrisy. iv. Those being led in prayer must be careful of hypocrisy.
II. Secret Prayer. i. Secret prayer commanded. ii. Secret prayer ensampled. iii. Secret prayer commended.
Neil van der Wel studied at the Reformed Theological College in Geelong, Victoria, from 1997 to 2001. He was ordained into gospel ministry in 2012 and has been serving the Lord in Reformation Presbyterian Church, Rockhampton since September 2015. He is married and has eight...