I have to be honest with you here. When I read this passage weeks ago I kept thinking how do I preach on this? It’s hard to even understand what is happening here! Maybe, I should just forget this passage and find another one, one that seems more palatable, one that doesn’t paint a picture of life as so harsh and our God so revengeful and punitive!
We continue this week with our series called “Unraveled.” Last week we talked about Abraham and Sarah…the focus was on the unraveling of Sarah. For years and years she prayed for a child only to discover at a very old age she was to bear a son.
This fall we are beginning a new series called “Unraveled.” This very word speaks so profoundly to where we are right here and right now. There is the coronavirus, the riots, the destruction of property, deaths, guns, pictures of fires…it does seem like our lives have unraveled doesn’t it?
Watch the Sermon The Scripture Matthew 6: 9-13 9 “This, then, is how you should pray: "Our Father in heaven,hallowed be your name,10 your kingdom come,your will be done,on earth as it is in heaven.11 Give us today our daily bread.And forgive us our debts,as we also...
This is our fourth week of studying The Lord’s Prayer. As we have already discovered there is so much behind the words we say in this simple prayer.
We continue this morning our study of The Lord’s Prayer, the very prayer Jesus taught his disciples. It is thought by many to be called “The Disciples’ Prayer.” I like that…I like to think of the disciples saying this very prayer over and over again, saying this prayer while walking with Jesus, saying this prayer looking upon the cross, saying this prayer living out the ministry Jesus called them to do relying upon the presence of the Holy Spirit, the gift given to them by Jesus.
Finding the Holy Spirit has been a lifelong search for me even though for a long time I didn’t know I was searching. The Holy Spirit has been for me the most difficult concept of the Holy Trinity to comprehend.
We continue this morning our study of The Lord’s Prayer, the very prayer Jesus taught his disciples. You will remember that last week we looked at the very first two lines of the prayer. “Our Father in Heaven, Hallowed be your name.”
Today we begin a new series on The Lord’s Prayer. It is a prayer we recite every Sunday after our general prayers, and it is the prayer most known by those who have any connection to the church.
I’d like to share for a just a few moments from the subject, Fragments. Fragments. Let me tell you a story. There’s a story that says that God and God’s angels were sitting in heaven and watching one of God’s children, a man who seems to have lost everything, he had lost his job, he had lost his family, he was homeless and discouraged.