By Ray Pritchard
Pastor Ray contends there are 3 imperative records to the Christian religion. The Apostles’ Creed tells us what we think. the 10 Commandments tells us how you can behave. The Lord’s Prayer tells us tips on how to pray. The Lord’s Prayer, as taught to His disciples through Jesus, stands because the imperative prayer of the Christian religion. regrettably, such a lot believers have dedicated the Lord’s Prayer to reminiscence yet have by no means tested it heavily for themselves. It has both been taken without any consideration as part of church liturgy or overlooked thoroughly. however the fact of the Lord’s Prayer is that every thing we have to pray approximately is contained in these short 5 verses in Matthew bankruptcy 6.
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He's coming back in person. That's a mind-blowing fact. No wonder the skeptics think that Christians believe in fantasies. If you stop and ponder what we believe, it is truly an out-of-this-world truth. TEN THOUSAND POINTS OF LIGHT Let me give you a Reader's Digest version of what history is all about. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. He then placed Adam and Eve on the earth and made them stewards over the whole planet. But when they disobeyed, they surrendered their stewardship into the hands of Satan, God's archenemy.
We cheat on our income tax and joke about it. • We expect our leaders to lie and are surprised when they don't. • Spiritual leaders fall into sin, and our hearts are not broken. • Christians keep quiet in order to avoid persecution on the job. • We secretly envy sinners who do things we are forbidden to do. • The Bible has become a closed book and prayer a heavy burden. • We tithe to the mortgage company instead of to the Lord. • Christian teenagers are encouraged not to consider missionary service.
The survey reportedly found that there is no substantial difference in the ethical behavior of those who call themselves Christians and the general population. As the world gets more churchy, the church gets more worldly. In such a climate of moral ambivalence, we should not be surprised that the church has become marginalized to the point of irrelevance. True, there is a rising tide of hostility in many quarters today toward anyone who dares to speak out in favor of God and eternal moral values.
And when you pray : the deeper meaning of the Lord's prayer by Ray Pritchard