Is there a connection to needing bread for our body to survive, and needing forgiveness for our soul? Part 42
In Jesus’ teaching of the Lord’s Prayer, He says “Give us our daily bread and forgive us our debts . . .”
Forgiveness isn’t easy to give, especially when our wounds go deep. But when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, He expects us to forgive others to the same degree that He’s forgiven us. Let's look at the Lord’s Prayer to reveal how we can offer forgiveness when we just don’t feel like it.
Some people say that to forgive is to forget. Others may argue that grace must be earned. A clarifying look at a difficult subject.
It’s never easy owning up to a mistake. But according to Haddon Robinson, it’s important to come before God, conscious of the sins we’ve committed.
Let's reflect on Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan, and explore how helping our neighbor impacts our understanding of the Lord’s Prayer. A thought-provoking coversation from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.
We often think of prayer as an individual exercise. And while certain petitions are intensely personal, some prayers were intended to be communicated as a group!
Consider why Jesus chose the words “debt,” “trespasses,” and “sin” when giving us the Lord’s Prayer Part 35
Every word used in Scripture is perfectly used, in a particular place, and for a particular reason.
Bigger than any loan we owe the credit card or mortgage company, all of us owe a massive spiritual balance to God. Let's discuss how we’re able to pay off that enormous balance.
As children, it’s tantalizing to neglect the warnings signs that say Keep Out! The thrill of adventure is greater than the fear of trespassing! Let's discuss ways that we as adults step over the boundary lines God has set for our lives.
It’s hard to have a forgiving spirit when we’re focused on the wrong done to us. But when we take an honest look at our own mistakes, our attitude on forgiveness may change!
Being forgiven doesn’t mean the consequences of our actions are erased. So, is there a benefit to forgiveness? Let's examine the hope-filled message of Jesus’ prayer, "forgive us our debts, as we forgive those who are indebted to us."
When others hurt us by their words or actions, it’s easier to hang on to bitterness and resentment than to pursue forgiveness. Discover practical steps towards transforming our perspective.