The Lord’s Prayer

In this study, we are walking through the Lord’s Prayer found in Matthew 6:9-13. As secondary sources, I have used Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes by Kenneth Bailey, On the Lord’s Prayer – Tertullian, Cyprian, & Origen by St. Vladimir’s Press, Sacred Dissertations on the Lord’s Prayer by Herman Witsius, The Institutes (Book 3, Chapter 20) by John Calvin, and The Lord’s Prayer – A Collection of Historical Writings by Curtis Rose. This study is for five weeks.
(Summer 2015)

The Lord’s Prayer – Thy Will be Done

This petition represents the completion of our salvation as contained in the three Thou petitions – His Name is Hallowed, His Kingdom Comes, and His Will is therefore Done.
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The Lord’s Prayer – Forgive us Our Trespasses

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.
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The Lord’s Prayer – A Prayer for the Poor

In the actual text of the Sermon on the Mount, for instance, at least in the original Greek, an ominously archetypal figure, identified simply as “the wicked man” (ὁ πονηρός), makes a brief appearance. He is almost certainly meant to be understood as a depiction of the sort of avaricious,…
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