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The Lord's prayer - Part 5 Deliver us from evil

Buy my book   " Joy in the Journey " on Amazon now 20% goes to missions               Experiencing sound quality issues?  Please Click here   The Lord's prayer:Part 5 - Deliver Us      The Lord's prayer teaches us about God's greatness and man's depravity. (Matthew 6:9-13: Luke 11:2-4). In some circles of Christianity it may be known as 'The Our Father prayer'. "Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil" is the ending part of the Lord's prayer as Jesus taught.  He taught his disciples this prayer when they asked Him to teach them how to pray.  The last part "For yours is the kingdom, power and glory forever" is not part of the prayer in the original manuscripts.  This was apparently added by the church fathers in the early days of Christian faith.  When we pray not to lead us into temptaion, it can be interpreted as God leads people into temptation.  This is not scriptural.  The Bible says, God c
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The Lord's Prayer Part 4 - Forgive us

Buy my book   " Joy in the Journey " on Amazon now 20% goes to missions               Experiencing sound quality issues?  Please Click here   The Lord's prayer:Part IV - Forgive Us      The Lord's prayer has mainly two parts - God's greatness and man's depravity. (Matthew 6:9-13: Luke 11:2-4). In some circles of Christianity it may be known as 'The Our Father prayer'. "Give us and forgive us" acknowledges our need for our bodies and souls.Humans have needs and God does not. Giving us our daily bread is asking for our bodily needs, to be freed from the fear of tomorrow. Forgive us is asking for spiritual need, so that we will be freed from the fear of sin and guilt.  Only the one who does not have any needs can meet all human needs. Humans need forgiveness. The greatest human need is freedom from guilt and shame. In the Lords prayer Jesus taught us to pray to forgive us our trespasses. Some will say “forgive us our debts,”

The Lord's Prayer - Part III - Give Us Our Daily Bread

Buy my book   " Joy in the Journey " on Amazon now 20% goes to missions               Experiencing sound quality issues?  Please Click here   The Lord's prayer:Part III - Give Us Our Daily Bread      Jesus taught his disciples how to pray  Matthew 6:9-13: Luke 11:2-4 This is often called the Lord’s Prayer although this is not a prayer that Jesus prayed or he would need to pray.  This is a prayer that He taught the disciples to pray. Jesus dos not need forgiveness from sins as we humans do. There are two versions of the Lord’s Prayer; one in Luke 11, and the more familiar one in Matthew 6. In some circles of Christianity it may be known as 'The Our Father prayer'. There are mainly two parts to this prayer.  Part I is about God and and His Glory, and Part II that starts with "Give us this day" is about man and his need. First Part is acknowledging God’s greatness and praising God. The second part is acknowledging who we are and our con

The Lords Prayer Part II - Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done

Buy my book   " Joy in the Journey " on Amazon now 20% goes to missions               Experiencing sound quality issues?  Please Click here   The Lord's prayer:Part II - Thy Kingdom Come      Jesus taught his disciples how to pray  Matthew 6:9-13: Luke 11:2-4 This is often called the 'Lord’s Prayer' although this is not a prayer that Jesus prayed or he would need to pray. This is a prayer that He taught the disciples to pray. Jesus dos not need forgiveness from sins as we humans do.  The Lords prayer is sweet, short and to the point.  The Prayer Jesus taught has two main parts - one that acknowledges who God is and His majesty. The other part acknowledges who we are are our needs are. Thefirst part praises God for who He is and thanks Him for what He does for us. The second part acknowledges who we are, and how much we need Him in our lives. Thy Kingdom Come The Kingdom of God is missional in nature.  It means that the purpose of the prayer is

The Lord's Prayer: Part 1 - Our Father in Heaven

Buy my book   " Joy in the Journey " on Amazon now 20% goes to missions               Experiencing sound quality issues?  Please Click here   The Lord's prayer:Part 1 - Our Father      Jesus taught his disciples how to pray  Matthew 6:9-13: Luke 11:2-4 This is often called the 'Lord’s Prayer' although this is not a prayer that Jesus prayed or he would need to pray. This is a prayer that He taught the disciples to pray. Jesus dos not need forgiveness from sins as we humans do. It is more appropriate to call John 17 the Lord's prayer, the high priestly prayer. It is the longest prayer Jesus prayed recorded in the Bible.  In some circles of Christianity The Lord's prayer is also known as 'Our Father Prayer', There are two versions of the Lord’s Prayer; one in Luke 11, and the more familiar one in Matthew 6. I don’t think that one is dependent upon the other. You can read the commentaries and they all debate that. A simpler explana

Perseverance in prayer

Buy my book   " Joy in the Journey " on Amazon now 20% goes to missions               Experiencing sound quality issues?  Please Click here   Perseverance in Prayer      A little boy was kneeling by his bed with his mom to say his nighttime prayers. He began to shout to the top of his lungs, “Dear God, I’ve been real good this year so please let me get a new bicycle for my birthday.” His mom said, “Son, God’s not deaf; you don’t need to yell.” He said, “Mama may be God’s not deaf, but Grandma cant hear well, and she’s in the next room." He was not ashamed to make his need known to the person who he knows will respond favorably.  Jesus was teaching how to pray without shame by telling the crowd a parable about a person who went to a neighbor in the middle of the night asking for help because of a guest that showed up and there is no food in the house. It talks about extreme hospitality, shameless perseverance to request for help, and help in spite of