In our text, Jesus instructs His disciples about prayer, commonly called “the Lord’s Prayer” (more accurately it is the disciple’s prayer1). Jesus would not pray “Forgive us our debts” since He had nothing to be forgiven for. This is a “model prayer” for Jewish disciples awaiting the kingdom.
He was “negative” in his preaching. He preached against what was in opposition to God (vs. 1-2). His message was unpopular…
Friendships—No one can live a fulfilling life without them. I thank God for every friend I have. I’ve enjoyed the privilege of introducing a few to you today. In this message I would like to introduce you to another friend of mine—Jesus. He is not only my friend, He is my best friend.
Luke 7:11-17 (text v. 15) All parents have high hopes for their children: A mother, who was a doctor, was driving her five-year-old daughter to school. She left her stethoscope sitting on the car seat. Her little girl picked it up and began to play with it. “Wonderful,” she thought. “My daughter wants to be […]
Matthew 5:38-41 (text v. 41—And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.) Jesus states three Kingdom attitudes in these verses: •Attitude toward personal INJURY (v. 39). •Attitude toward personal INJUSTICE (v. 40). •Attitude toward personal INCONVENIENCE (v. 41). BACKGROUND: Roman law stated a Roman soldier could compel a Jew to […]