We are almost at the end of Pastor Greg’s 40 days of absence. When he returns he will be preaching through a few psalms, or so I have been told. So as I was thinking on what I would preach on for the last Sunday before he gets back, I thought that it might be beneficial to preach a sermon on the Lord’s Prayer. There are a few reasons for that. For one, it will introduce the subject of prayer as a topic before he preaches through a few psalms.
Another reason I thought it may be good to preach on this is that we pray the Lord’s Prayer, together, as a congregation every week. And that’s not accidental. That’s not just because we’re lazy or couldn’t think of anything else to put in there. No, that’s on purpose. So I thought it may be good to unpack the Lord’s Prayer a bit so that when we pray it together we can know a bit more of its meaning and significance.
More personally, I think I needed to preach a sermon on prayer. In fact, if Greg wasn’t preaching through some psalms when he gets back, I probably wouldn’t have chosen to preach a sermon on a passage of Scripture dealing with prayer. Prayer is just something that I would not say is my great strength. We’re all different as persons, and we all have different God-given strengths and gifts, and some of us are more spiritually mature than others, so I’m not sure how many of you will sympathize with this—but for me at least, I have often sensed the difficulty of prayer. Continue reading “Sermon: The Lord’s Prayer (7/28/19)”