The Lord’s Prayer of Freedom

Pastor Tim concludes the “Can You Hear Me Now?” series, diving into prayer life and growing closer to God. He looks at the last few verses of the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6 and the importance of forgiveness from God and between ourselves and others.

Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.  As we close the series on the Lord’s Prayer, it ends with the issue of forgiveness being a two way street. Resentment is a poison we drink thinking it will impact the person we are struggling against, when in reality, we are the ones to suffer.  Prayer allows us space to get away from the busyness of life and to work on giving and receiving forgiveness.  When we give up resentment that is a big step, because when we do so, we are giving up our fruitless hopes of a perfect past.  Only God can help us in this all important area. Through Jesus’ teachings in Matthew 6:5-15, we are able to experience a sense of freedom.  Freedom from our past. Freedom from our mistakes. Freedom from bitterness and resentment. Freedom to joyfully let God work in mighty ways in our lives.

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