By Ray Pritchard
Pastor Ray contends there are 3 critical records to the Christian religion. The Apostles’ Creed tells us what we think. the 10 Commandments tells us easy methods to behave. The Lord’s Prayer tells us how one can pray. The Lord’s Prayer, as taught to His disciples by way of Jesus, stands because the valuable prayer of the Christian religion. regrettably, so much believers have dedicated the Lord’s Prayer to reminiscence yet have by no means tested it heavily for themselves. It has both been taken with no consideration as part of church liturgy or neglected thoroughly. however the fact of the Lord’s Prayer is that every thing we have to pray approximately is contained in these short 5 verses in Matthew bankruptcy 6.
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RAY TYRUSOVICH Let's wrap up this chapter with a simple story. On our third or fourth day in Russia I noticed something unusual about the way the men addressed one another. They would say each other's first name, and then they would add a middle name that always ended with ovich. " When I asked John about it, he said that Russians always use the patronymic. " It's a way of recognizing your family lineage. Every son bears his father's name. When John asked me my father's name, I told him my dad was named Tyrus Pritchard.
I hope not. Even though you decide to make the kingdom of God your first priority, your life may seem mundane. That's all right. You don't need to go to Nepal or Swaziland or Bulgaria to live for the kingdom of God. You don't even have to move to another country. The kingdom of God is not a matter of geography; it's a matter of the heart. You become a kingdom man or a kingdom woman when you decide to live by the values that matter to God—righteousness, holiness, humility, compassion, zeal, sacrifice, charity, joy, and forgiveness.
Nearly two thousand years ago a little baby was born in Bethlehem who forever answered that question. If you want to know what God is like, look at Jesus. Hebrews 1:3 calls him the "radiance of His glory" (HCSB). Does God have a name? Yes. His name is Jesus. In him the abstract becomes concrete. When I look at Jesus, all those theoretical ideas about God suddenly become reality. • God now has hands. • And feet. • And eyes to see. • Ears to hear. • Lips to speak. • God has a voice! • He speaks a language I understand.
And when you pray : the deeper meaning of the Lord's prayer by Ray Pritchard