Yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory

We come to the last in this mini series on the Lord's prayer, a phrase not in the early manuscripts but found in the later ones, 'Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever. Amen.' Our own little kingdoms, power and glory are something that fallen humanity desperately craves, we want to be … Continue reading Yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory

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Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

As we come towards the end of the Lord's prayer we are confronted by a request for very specific help about living in this world. Temptation and sin are common to all humanity. It doesn't matter where you live, east or west, north or south, whether you have money or none, educated or uneducated... we … Continue reading Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

Forgive Us As

Forgiveness is something we all stand in need of. We've all missed it and we're all messed up. No matter how hard modern man or woman tries, guilt still runs deep. We still stand in need of redemption. Down through the centuries humanity has sought to deal with it and it's consequences, above all the … Continue reading Forgive Us As

Give us Today our Daily Bread

Daily bread, we all need it. Bread represents what's necessary for life - there's a lot we think we need that we really don't. There's a lot that we want and seek and when we get it actually adds to our perceived needs rather than reducing them. When David said in Psalm 23, "The Lord … Continue reading Give us Today our Daily Bread

Your Kingdom Come

The next phrase in the Lord's Prayer, 'Your kingdom come,' reminds us that God is King, he is sovereign. His will and word are final. All the rights are his. He is the One who creates. He is the One who sustains. He is the One who makes the big decisions. His will, will be … Continue reading Your Kingdom Come