18 | The Lord’s Prayer — Chuck Knows Church

Posted By on January 5, 2020

What’s the most common prayer said in
churches around the world “please Lord to help me pass this test even
though I didn’t study” No, probably not. It’s the Lord’s Prayer of course. But do you know where it comes from, or
what Jesus intended when he shared it with his disciples? It’s a little more puzzling isn’t it? That’s why we’re talking about the Lord’s Prayer on this episode of Chuck Knows Church The Lord’s Prayer is central to the Christian faith. Uh… originally appearing in the new
testament and both Matthew and Luke and with all the different versions of the
bible we are left with many different translations. So we’ll take a look at
Matthew chapter six where the prayer is found in the collection of Jesus sayings
and teachings called the Sermon on the Mount. Now in this section his teaching focuses on ostentation that’s right ostentation that is Mister and Missus Tation’s first-born son Austin. That’s a terrible joke and I apologize. Ostentation is actually to put on a
display to impress others uh.. boastful. Is that better? And Jesus reminds his disciples and in
effect, us that when you pray don’t be like to hypocrites who pray to
show off. Instead he tells us to pray in private. That God already knows our hearts and our needs. God knows that you didn’t study for that test. So all those empty phrases and big words… are not necessary. Instead come before God in a state of humility. Our Father Who art in heaven Hallowed be thy name. First, humbly acknowledge your God, the first commandment. Thy kingdom come Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. God’s reign will be here on earth. Give us this day Our daily bread. Chris is the bread of life And forgive us our trespasses as we
forgive those who trespass against us. Free us of our sins and help us to forgive others. Lead us not into temptation But deliver us from evil. God, keep me on the right track. Now, it ends right there in Matthew but there is a familiar last part for
some of us uh… for thine is the kingdom and power and glory forever. Now that was added later probably based on a
blessing in the book of First Chronicles which says for the kingdom the power and glory are
yours now and forever. So asking for God’s guidance, protection and forgiveness covers all
bases in a short, concise prayer. Amen. To learn more you can ask pastor Tell them Chuck sent ya.

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This article has 13 comments

  1. I think this is the best in the series so far. Very thoughtful. By the way, what does Chuck do when he's not doing ChuckKnowsChurch.

  2. Thank you so much for making these available to all of us so that we may share them to the world. God's peace and blessing to all of you there!!
    Oh, and by the way….GREAT JOB 'CHUCK'!!


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