Contributed on Feb 26, 2010
We hallow the name of God not only with our lips but also with our lives.
THE PRAYER -- AND THE LIFE! -- THAT EXALTS GOD “...hallowed be thy name.” Matthew 6:9 Jan and I were watching a cooking show the other day -- Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa, I think it was -- and I commented on how Ina chops vegetables. In this instance, she was chopping ...read more
Contributed on Mar 6, 2010
The kingdom for which we pray in the Lord's Prayer will come in fullness in the perfect future which God has planned. In the meantime, it is urgent that we demonstrate the kingdom's values in the present.
GOD’S ULTIMATE FUTURE AND URGENT PRESENT Isaac Butterworth “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10, NRSV This is now the third sermon in a series on the Lord’s Prayer, and the approach I have taken is that this prayer, ...read more
Contributed on Mar 19, 2010
In the Lord's Prayer, Jesus connects God's forgiveness of us with our forgiveness of others. To forgive is, then, "an act of radical self-interest."
RADICAL SELF-INTEREST Matthew 6:9-15 (NRSV) 9 "Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive ...read more