Deliver us from evil! This is the cry from the 7th petition. It’s not a fun exercise, but a look into the face of all the evil in the world can give us some perspective of all that our God fends away everyday. Yet there are some instances of evil that he allows into our lives. This week we look at evil in the world and how our almighty God protects us from it.
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When we pray the sixth petition, “Lead us not into temptation,” what exactly are we asking God? He cares for us dearly and always provides a way out. Is that a comfort to know that every time you fail, it’s your fault? You can’t blame God! He never gives up on you.
There are seven petitions in the Lord’s prayer, but only one that focuses on our daily needs. The fourth petition is important because it reminds us to pray for the things that God gives us everyday. We do this not to remind God, but remind ourselves 1) where these gifts come from and 2) to receive them with thanksgiving.
There are three different kingdoms that our God rules over. The kingdoms of this world, now known as nations would be the first example. The second kingdom would be the gracious ruling of our Savior in the heart of every believer. The third kingdom is the eternal one that we only see in part by faith. One day we will be in the glorious kingdom of Jesus’ heavenly reign.
The Lord’s Prayer is a model for us to follow and a frequent visitor to the prayer life of the Christian. This morning we examine the Address. It’s important in any conversation to you with whom you are speaking. In prayer we are talking to God Almighty.
This Sunday we began our Summer Bible class series on the Catechism. We’ll walk through some of the basic teachings of our faith. We’ll start with and introduction to prayer. One of the strengths of this Bible class is the discussion at the end. We’ll touch on all of these questions as we work through the Lord’s Prayer, but there were a couple great questions asked.
Were the first Christians really communists? We’ll look at this accusation and see what they were and what they were not. There are other important details that can help us see why we worship the way we do.
The high court condemned Jesus, and Peter and John’s evangelism didn’t make them look good. Peter and John are now on trial. The Church has interacted with kingdoms of this world since the beginning. This week we spent some time looking at how government treats the church.
The first sermon of the New Testament Church was given on Pentecost Sunday. The Apostle Peter gave a message to God’s people that cut them to the heart.
What can you say at the funeral of an unbeliever? They aren’t in a better place. Their suffering isn’t over. I don’t think that we want to go out of our way to be cruel, but what good does it do to lie? These are touchy subjects so it’s best to be careful and go with God’s Word every step of the way.
Marriage is under attack in our society. Is it an antiquated customed developed by ancient people or is it handed down from God? We’ll look at what our God has to say about marriage in this lesson of Worship Windows.
The Lord’s Supper is the second of two sacraments that our Lord Jesus instituted during his time that he walked the earth. These means of grace funnel God’s love into hearts of sinful mankind.