Does it not then follow, that if His be the kingdom, we should fear no one, since there can be none to withstand, and divide the empire with him.
The Lord’s Prayer
It is in this clause that Jesus speaks most directly about the atonement for he is the one that delivers us from the evil one.
How can you call God just when you read the parable of the laborers in the vineyard . . . or when you read the parable of the prodigal son . . . Where is God’s justice? Here is the fact that while we were sinners Christ died for us.
“Our Daily Bread” has four distinct layers of meaning: the material sustanence, the scriptures, Christ himself, and the gathered church community.
The hollowing of God’s name can be seen as either an internal action worked within the soul of the believer or an external action taken by us.
Jesus instructs us that we relate to God not through a sovereign-subject relationship nor a relationship based upon blood-lineage, but based upon a personal familial relationship.