March 30, 2022

  We are down to the last sentence of the “Lord’s Prayer”. “For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power and the Glory, Amen.” Matthew 6:9-13, does not include this sentence. Why, then, did many of us, particularly Protestants, add this sentence? To find an answer, I did some research on Google and found this…

March 5, 2022

Lead Us Not Into Temptation “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.” (Luke 4:1)   Some scholars interpret Luke 4:1 as God’s Holy Spirit leading Jesus into the wilderness where God knew he would be tempted or tested. Jesus turned…

February 8, 2022

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread  “Give us this day our daily bread.” Like every sentence in this prayer, this one has great significance. Of course, I am grateful that I don’t have to worry about having enough to eat. Of course, I pray that all people everywhere will have enough. I don’t want…

January 31, 2022

Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.           What would it be like if God ruled this earth? What would it be like if we all actually did God’s will? Those are interesting questions. We complain about our government. Could we do better? Doubtful….

January 18, 2022

Our Father, who art in heaven. I have sat with this phrase for an entire week. What shall I say? Four little words, and yet they carry a big message. I’ll start with background. In Jesus time, and actually up until the 15th century, most people believed that the universe was made up of three layers….

January 9, 2022

As the New Year bgins, and Covid continues to vex us, I’ve been thinking about the Lord’s Prayer. I remember telling my church kids that this prayer is really a Christian family prayer. People the world over pray the Lord’s Prayer. Years ago, I attended Sunday morning worship on Margarita Island, Venezuela. The service, of…


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