Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
I. DESCRIBE THIS KINGDOM. This kingdom supposes —
1. A kingdom, and who is the King of this kingdom.
2. The kingdom of Christ is wholly Divine in its rise and progress.
3. This kingdom supposes a sceptre of dominion. It is a sceptre of invincible strength.
4. This kingdom is destined to be universal.
II. WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRAYER OF THE CHURCH FOR ITS ADVANCEMENT.
1. It is not yet fully come.
2. That this kingdom may come in the world, we ought to pray that this kingdom may come in the Church.
4. We ought to pray that this kingdom may come in our hearts.
III. BUT IF WE PRAY FOR IT, THIS INTIMATES THAT WE MUST DESIRE ITS COMING.
1. And can it be otherwise than an object of desire to you, if you love Christ.
2. This prayer intimates that you should labour for its advancement.
3. You should hope for the universal coming of this kingdom.
(J. Brown.)I. THE NATURE OF THE KINGDOM.
1. Spiritual in its nature.
2. Tranquil in its government.
3. Abundant in its immunities.
4. Perpetual in its duration.
II. THE IMMEDIATE CONSEQUENCES OF ITS BEING COME.
III. THE MEANS TO EFFECTUATE IT.
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