July 2009

INTRODUCTION – In our journey through the Lord’s prayer, we come to a request today that has stumped many. And if you are looking for a crystal clear explanation of this request, I’m not sure I can give it.

But dive in we must, because even if we can get 90% of its meaning and practice it,… our personal lives, our families and our community will be far better off as a result. One thing we know – – giving in to temptation eventually has a ripple effect far broader and wider than any of us considered when we decided to take the bait. Continue reading “LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION” MATT. 6:13

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July 12, 2009

INTRODUCTION – Review & General Overview of this section of Matthew
3 God centered prayers come first
Then 4 us centered prayers

Last week – Give us this day our daily bread – – Focus on God as our loving caring all – knowing Father who is absolutely committed to providing for His kids as they learn to cry out to Him and trust Him for that provision on a daily basis.

This morning, “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”
Or – “forgive us our sins, as we also have forgiven those who have sinned against us.” One version translates this “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Continue reading The Blessing of Forgiveness – Matthew 6:12

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