Bringing Christ's Love to Life
Our Reason for Existence
Sunday worship with communion at 9am and 11am. (We'll be having a Unity Worship service (one worship service) at 10:00am on September 4)
A snippet from Sunday's sermon:
One thing is for certain, if you post about this (the Lord's Prayer) online you will get a bunch of bad information from some people who are very angry about the subject. Go Followers of Christ! Disagree about something and treat each other badly. Which is particularly ironic with the Lord’s Prayer, don’t you think?
One ironic thing about followers of Christ treating each other badly over the Lord’s Prayer is that the Lord’s Prayer starts off defining a relationship. Defining a connection between God and us. It uses the word Father, in capital letters, indicating a special kind of bond between creator and created (or creature if you prefer). In that way there is a sense that it is a parental bond but something that far transcends the relationship we have with our parents. Sometimes we don’t have good relationships with a parent and the language we use for God can get in the way of that.
Father isn’t intended that way but sets our relationship with God apart from what you might usually expect. God is addressed in many ways in many places throughout the Bible, like Lord, O Lord, My God and so on. Jesus is implying a much closer relationship with God when he begins, “Our Father, who art in heaven.” It is a relationship that is founded before time began and thanks to Christ’s sacrifice on the cross it is a relationship that is forever.
There's more to the story. Join in the rest of the discussion on Sunday, August 28 at 9 and 11am. In the meanwhile, some questions to consider:
How many times in your life have you said the Lord’s Prayer?
Why does the Lord’s Prayer stop short in some churches and go longer in others?
How do you define your relationship with God?
Where is the place that is most sacred to you?
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