Sermon Series: 57 Words That Changed the World
Messages on the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:5-15
The Lord’s Prayer informs, forms, and transforms us and the world. – Lisa Degrenia.
Give us this day, our daily BREAD
GIVE us this day, our daily bread
Give us THIS DAY, our DAILY bread
Give US this day, OUR daily bread
Our response to realizing God’s generous, great grace and our daily dependence upon God and others (interdependence)
James 1:17 NRSV
Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Proverbs 30:7-9 NRSV
Two things I ask of you; do not deny them to me before I die.
Remove far from me falsehood and lying.
Give me neither poverty nor riches.
Feed me with the food that I need,
or I shall be full, and deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?”
or I shall be poor, and steal, and profane the name of my God.
We live in a society that abhors dependence upon God or anyone else. Yet every time we ask God for bread, we are acknowledging not only our dependence upon a beneficent God but also our dependence on other people. No bread comes to our table without the work, the sacrifice and the gifts of strangers whom we do not know and cannot thank.
– Will Willimon and Stanley Hauerwas, Lord Teach Us
The bread that is spoiling in your house belongs to the hungry.
The shoes that are mildewing under your bed belong to those who have none.
The clothes stored in your trunk belong to those who are naked.
The money that depreciates in your treasury belongs to the poor.
~St. Basil the Great
Worship Resources for this Message
Prayer: Most Blessed, Most Beautiful
Study Resources for this Message
Lord, Teach Us: The Lord’s Prayer & the Christian Life
by Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon
The Lord and His Prayer by N. T. Wright
Fifty-Seven Words that Change the World: A Journey through the Lord’s Prayer
by Darrell W. Johnson
A Layman Looks at the Lord’s Prayer by W. Phillip Keller
Our Heavenly Father: Sermons on the Lord’s Prayer by Helmut Thielicke
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