Archives: February 2013

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 . . .”

How can we offer forgiveness when we just don’t feel like it? Part 41

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.

Discover exactly what it means to offer and receive forgiveness Part 40

Some people say that to forgive is to forget. Others may argue that grace must be earned. A clarifying look at a difficult subject.

Let’s take a fresh look at “Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sinned against us” Part 39

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.

Reflecting on Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan Part 38

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.

An in-depth look at the Lord’s Prayer and community Part 37

Can you be a Christian all on your own? Or does the life of faith require community?

Discover how the Lord’s Prayer can be used in community Part 36

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.

Let’s look at the metaphor of debt found in the Lord’s Prayer Part 34

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.

Looking at the Lord's Prayer and the boundary lines God has set for our lives Part 33

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.

An insightful look into the Lord’s Prayer and our attitude on forgiveness Part 32

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!

Discover vital principles on extending forgiveness Part 31

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."

How to overcome an unforgiving spirit Part 30

Maybe you’ve struggled to put a past hurt behind you, but the feelings of bitterness just won’t go away. Another thoughtful discussion on forgiveness and the Lord's Prayer.

This Is a Football

Haddon Robinson is at his best when he's explaining the gospel. Listen to this sermon by Haddon, titled: "This Is a Football," from the book of Romans.

Discover how to sincerely offer grace when faced with deep hurt Part 29

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.