In this message we will look at the line – “For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” Some people claim that these words were not in the original manuscript. First, we will see how they are original and then we will understand how they are integral to the Lord’s Prayer.
In this message we will focus on the line – “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” This is by far the most important message in this series. Our world is in desperate need of heavy doses of forgiveness. We need both to receive forgiveness and give forgiveness. Furthermore, human forgiveness is inextricably linked with divine forgiveness. This message is easier preached than practiced! I am not referring to the simplistic “I’m sorry.” I am thinking about deep pains and hurts that cannot be voiced or explained. Such are the ones that deserve to be forgiven. Such are the ones that God in Christ has forgiven in us.
In this message we will focus on the line – “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Unlike our modern day obsession with discovering God’s will for our lives, the prayer is a declaration that God’s will is perfect and deserves our ultimate submission. When we truly surrender to God’s will, then we can live in complete peace and joy, knowing that all will work out for the best.
In this message we will focus on the third line of the prayer – “Your Kingdom Come.” The phrase “kingdom of God” or “kingdom of heaven” has been hotly debated for quite some time. In this message we will understand what it means, “WHEN GOD IS OUR KING.” This message is particularly important in our time when we are seeking the right leader to lead to our great nation.
This message is a reminder to sanctify the name of God in every aspect of life. This is one message you cannot afford to miss! Invite someone to come along!
We have so many misconceptions about what Jesus meant when He said – “Our Father in Heaven.” For starters, He wasn’t the first one to use the title “Abba” in prayer. Neither does the word “Abba” imply a special love relationship between a little child and his/her father. Having said that, the true implications of “Our Father in Heaven” are very significant and transforming for our prayer lives.
In our series on the life of Christ we come now to the Beatitudes. This passage has been interpreted in various ways throughout the history of the church. There have been numerous debates about whether or not it is applicable to the believers today. The titles range from “The Secret to the Blessed Life” to “The Blessings of the Christian Life.” Could it be that we are missing the very essence and purpose of this passage? When we read it carefully we notice that the blessing passages are leading towards Matthew 5:13-14 “You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world.” The Beatitudes were not given to help us in our own personal lives as much as to live a life impacting the world around us. This is one message that you cannot afford to miss! It will not only challenge us to live a life of blessing but also help us transform the world around us.