Sunday, June 7, 2009
Community Bible Study - The Lord's Prayer (Part 2)
As we discussed this morning, the Lord's Prayer is Jesus' invitation to his followers to make his story their own. The Lord's Prayer tells the story of Exodus. It communicates a great deal about Jesus' mission - namely, that the Father sent him to accomplish Exodus for the world. We will now begin a two part exploration of the actual prayer - devoting June 14 to the "Thy petitions" - Matt 6.9-10 and June 21 to the "us petitions." But before our cyber-discussion begins, I'd like us to consider a contextual question. WHAT CONTRIBUTION DOES MATTHEW 6.1-8 MAKE TO OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE LORD'S PRAYER? In other words, if praying to be noticed by others is the problem, how does the Lord's Prayer solve that problem? I look forward to hearing from as many of you as possible!!