January 25 – January 25, 2018
Bill Moore [Kentucky Baptist Fellowship]
The Lord's Prayer is one of the greatest expressions of the will of Jesus. With his inaugural address at Nazareth (Lk 4:17-18) and the rest of the Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5-7), the Matthew 6 record of this prayer sums up Jesus' teachings and ministry. In less than 60 words it set out his agenda. A well-known prayer the Pharisees prayed three times a day was ten times as long. While each request in Jesus' prayer is a plea for help, each also challenges the one who prays to act, reminding us how God often works through us instead of always simply doing things for us.
Written by the late Bill Moore, a pastor, missionary and advocate for peace and justice, and a long-time BPFNA member.
Paper, 34 pages