The three analogies of Christian service – solider, athlete, sharecropper.
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.
“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.
At the Cross, we see a God who suffers as we suffer and a God who feels as abandoned as we do. We have a God who has assumed our human condition. In looking at the Cross, we know that God is with us because he has become one of us.