(Originally published Jul 26, 2009 by Rev. Jedediah Maschke)
This week we’re continuing our summer sermon series on prayer by focusing on the third petition of the prayer Jesus taught us to pray. Today we’re going to take a look at what we’re asking for in the words: “Thy Will Be Done, On Earth As It is In Heaven”
I think that the biggest question here, as we ponder this request, is …
What is God’s will?
(Originally published Jul 23, 2009 by Rev. Jedidiah Maschke)
Here’s my sermon from last Sunday, Jason Gullidge’s installation as DCE Intern at First Lutheran.
A few weeks ago my family and I went to Disneyland to celebrate Anna’s and my birthdays. It had been a few years since we had last been there, and as we walked through the gates I remembered why it was like stepping into a different dimension. Characters from TV and movies come to life. We went on rides that are unlike anything out of our ordinary everyday experiences. We saw ASIMO, a walking, talking, soccer playing humanoid robot. They call Disneyland the Magic Kingdom, because once you enter it, it’s like you’re in another universe.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at how Jesus prayed in the NT, and putting special emphasis on the prayer He taught us to pray, the Lord’s Prayer. Today we’re taking a closer look at the 2nd petition: “Thy Kingdom Come.”
(Originally published Jul 14, 2009 by Rev. Jedidiah Maschke)
Thom Rainer is a Christian pastor, author, researcher. Recently, he wrote an article reflecting on a recent survey in which he asked…
What do unchurched people say they dislike about Christians?
He found that practically all the complaints about Christians could be grouped into 5 categories, and I’ve written them out on the insert you’ve got in your bulletins today. The first thing unchurched people say they dislike about Christians is…
- Christians who treat other Christians poorly.