June 9, 2023 – July 14, 2023
The Lord's Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer may arguably be the best-known prayer in the world. Christians call it the Lord’s Prayer because it is the prayer that our Lord Jesus Christ taught his disciples, and modeled for us, his followers. It is recorded in both Matthew 6 and Luke 11, and through the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches us valuable truths not only about prayer, but about God, and us. In this Groundwork series, we’ll study each petition of the Lord’s Prayer and the Scriptures that help us understand their meaning. We’ll discuss what we’re professing or asking when we pray each petition, why the order of the prayer matters, and how it aligns our character with God’s. Join us as we explore how our faith is nurtured each time we pray the Lord’s Prayer on our own and in community with our fellow believers.
Episodes in this Series
June 16 , 2023
Study Scriptures that teach us about both God’s kingdom and God’s will, so that we might better understand what we’re asking of God in this petition.
June 30 , 2023
As fallen human beings, we know that forgiving someone who has wronged us is not always easy—and sometimes it’s complicated. Join us as we examine Scripture to glean a biblical definition of forgiveness and better understand the concept of spiritual debt.
July 7 , 2023
Examine Scripture with us to discuss the nature of sin, what temptation is, and how it plays out in our lives. Together, we’ll clarify the meaning of evil, we’ll remember that Jesus has already won the spiritual battle with evil, and we’ll see how praying this petition of the Lord's Prayer helps us remember our own identity and purpose.
July 14 , 2023
Let's discuss the importance of these words, what we mean when we say them, and why we end the Lord’s Prayer this way.