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Love Endures All Things

1 John 4:8 – But anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. Many people in our generation think of love as a warm and fuzzy feeling inside that makes them feel good.  Others immediately thinking about romantic feelings akin to Disney movies or romantic comedies.  However, I believe God […]

Lord’s Prayer: Lead Us Not Into Temptation

“Lead us not into temptation,” – Matthew 6:13a   If I were to ask you to list your basic needs, you would likely list physical items: food, water, a car, clothes, duct tape. If you were very academic/theological, you might go abstract on me, listing: acceptance, reconciliation, community, and propitiation. Very few people would list […]

Lord’s Prayer: As We Forgive Our Debtors

Matthew 6:12  and forgive us our debts,      as we also have forgiven our debtors.    Matthew 18:35  “So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”  We’ve established in a previous post that our relationship with God is tied to our relationship […]

The Lord’s Prayer: Forgive Us Our Debts

Matthew 6:12a “and forgive us our debts,” When was the last time you heard some pray that God would forgive their debts? Wrongs, sins, failings- we hear these covered by public prayers frequently. Notice that Christ did not use any of these terms in His model prayer. He used debts. Why? Certainly to draw a […]

The Lords Prayer: Daily Bread

Matt. 6:11 “Give us this day our daily bread” After praying that the kingdom would be advanced, Christ instructs His followers to pray that their needs be met. Notice how Jesus classifies the request. He prays that the Father would provide bread for “this day”, not the entire year or even the entire week. Nor […]

The Lord’s Prayer: Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done

Matthew 6:10 “Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” After the line of address, the first thing the Lord does in the model prayer is make a request. Strikingly, Jesus does begin with a request for His needs to be met, His ministry be advanced, or His ailments […]

The Lord’s Prayer: In Heaven

“Our Father in heaven” Matt 6:9b “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9   Father may be the title used to address God in the model prayer, yet heaven “in heaven” is the descriptor attached to the […]

The Lords Prayer: Our Father pt2

Matthew 6:9b “Our Father” ” If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” – King Jesus God has many titles. King of Kings, Creator, The Beginning and the End, Lord of […]

Promise is a Promise

Judges 15:12-13 – But the men of Judah told him, “We have come to tie you up and hand you over to the Philistines.”  “All right,” Samson said.  “But promise that you won’t kill me yourselves.”  “We will tie you up and hand you over to the Phillistines,” they replied.  “We won’t kill you.”  So […]

Lords Prayer: Our Father pt1

Matthew 6:9b ““Our Father“ Our adjective är, ˈau̇(-ə)r : relating to or belonging to us : made or done by us One of the top hand-to-hand fighters in the US Army was once asked what the most important element to winning an unarmed fight is on the battlefield. His response was classic: “have friends with […]