CS Lewis once said that there are two types of people in the world; People who say to God, “Your will be done” and people to whom God says instead, “Your will be done”. Which type are you? And what does it matter? This Sunday we look at the line “Your will be done” in Jesus’ epic prayer, “The Lord’s Prayer”.
Jeff is the Lead Pastor at The Gathering Ottawa and preaches most Sunday mornings.
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus instructed us to pray that God’s “Kingdom Come”. So what is God’s Kingdom? And why would Jesus ask us to pray for it to come? How might God want to use this section of the Lord’s Prayer to impact our lives and the lives of those around us?
The word “Hallowed” isn’t used all that much in today’s world unless we’re talking about “Halloween”. But of course, that’s not how Jesus used this word when He used it in the “Lord’s Prayer”. In instructing us to pray “Hallowed Be Your Name”, Jesus was talking about something much more sacred and specific than "Halloween”. So what does it mean? And why should we pray “Hallowed be Your name?”
Fathers. We all have them, even if we don’t know them. Some of them are great, some of them aren’t so great. It’s what, for some people, makes “The Lord’s Prayer” so difficult to pray; approaching God as our Heavenly Father. “Our Father in Heaven”. How does seeing God as our Father have the potential to change our prayers and our lives?
Part of the challenge with “The Lord’s Prayer” is that is so familiar. We think that we know it just because we have it memorized and have heard it so many times. However, there is a big difference between reciting this prayer and actually praying this prayer deeply from the heart. So what would it look like if we actually prayed as Jesus taught us to pray?
This advent season we are looking to celebrate Christmas in a counter-cultural way; by Worshiping Fully, Spending Less, Giving More, and Loving all. This week, we are focusing in on Loving All. How should the Christmas Story move us towards giving and receiving love?
This advent season we are looking to celebrate Christmas in a counter-cultural way; by
Worshiping Fully, Spending Less, Giving More, and Loving all. One practical way we can
live into this is by sponsoring a child through Compassion Canada. Hear
about the incredible work God is doing in the lives of children around the world
through Compassion International. Sponsor a child! BONUS! Recording artist WILL WALKER lead us in worship and shared his experience with Compassion.
This advent season we are looking to celebrating Christmas in a counter-cultural way; by Worshiping Fully, Spending Less, Giving More, and Loving all. This week, we are focusing in on how we can “worship fully” this Christmas season and how we can make a conscious effort to reorient our hearts toward Christ. Christmas began with worship, may it end with worship.
We live in a culture that teaches that some people are better than other people. But what did Jesus have to say about this issue?
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We live in a culture that teaches that the more we own the happier we will be. But what did Jesus have to say about this issue? This Sunday we look at Jesus’ teaching on this topic, and how we can learn to live without greed.