Synopsis: Tonight we continue dealing with the matter of the claim found in many of the modern study Bibles that the "earliest and most reliable Greek manuscripts" omit the doxology from Matthew 6:13. Two other questions are addressed in tonight's message: 1) Are there any ancient witnesses that mention this doxology or did it indeed appear as a late insertion by an unknown scribe as is claimed? and 2) Why the difference between Matthew's account and Luke's account? Matthew contains the doxology while Luke does not.
Synopsis: The Roman Catholic Bible and modern versions of the Bible do not contain the doxology that concludes The Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:13. Why is that? In part one of two, we look at the reason for that and the resultant confusion it creates.
Synopsis: As we look carefully at the doxology that ends Matthew 6:13, we find that it performs two distinct functions as a fitting conclusion to The Lord's Prayer. It supplies the reason our Lord closed this model prayer the way that He did. Tonight's message focuses upon the second of these two functions.
Synopsis: The doxology in "The Lord's Prayer" serves two important functions and is the ending the Savior Himself gave to His disciples when He taught them to pray. Tonight we finish looking at the first of these functions that provides the three reasons we can expect God to hear and answer our prayer when we pray Matthew 6:13.
Synopsis: This request is a prayer that our Father would enable us to live in the full enjoyment of the liberty given to those who sons of God'. We know that because this seventh request recognizes there is a real threat to the enjoyment of that liberty and hence the need to pray this request. The Bible says much about the greatness of our deliverance that was purchased for us. It takes place in two great realms which are covered in tonight's message. Then we conclude with an observation that may put this Lord's Prayer in a totally different light for you.
Synopsis: While the 6th request in "The Lord's Prayer" (Matt. 6:13a) is a plea for protection speaking negatively, this 7th request in the next statement, "but deliver us from evil," is a plea for protection speaking positively. Both parts together communicate a message for a desire for power over sin and Satan. Tonight's message unpacks this 7th request and takes note of three important matters that the Lord Jesus raises so we understand for what it is we are really praying. There's some exciting and encouraging truth to share with you here!
Synopsis: From this sixth prayer request in "The Lord's Prayer," we can extract four key truths that help us to grasp the full significance of what is being said when we offer this request to the Lord. Tonight's message covers the fourth and final truth.
Synopsis: We come to the 6th petition in what is commonly called, "The Lord's Prayer." On the surface it appears to be quite simple and straightforward but upon closer examination, several challenges arise as we attempt to arrive at the meaning of this verse. What was Jesus really teaching when He gave us this verse and for what are we actually praying?
Synopsis: In this parable Jesus gave to Peter, sobering truth is given regarding the seriousness and urgency of forgiving those who hurt us. Where do we find the ability to forgive? Has someone wronged us or hurt us, offended us in such a way that it could be honestly said, the debt they owe us is greater than the debt we owe God because of our trespasses against Him?
Synopsis: Many are living under the crushing burden of financial debt--not a fun way to live. Neither is it a fun way to live to be under the crushing burden of an unwillingness to forgive those who owe you for all the pain, hardships, and suffering they have caused. In this third message expounding this 5th prayer request in "The Lord's Prayer," we look at the second of two key concepts in this verse that must be understood if we are to know exactly what it is for which we are praying when we offer this petition to God.
Synopsis: Having looked at how God defines forgiveness and illustrated the nature of it, tonight in this second message from Matthew 6:12, we look at the necessity for forgiveness. We must embrace two truths that help us understand what this fifth prayer request is communicating.