This Sunday night, we begin a five week deep dive into The Lord’s Prayer.
The Gospel of Luke records, “Jesus was praying in a certain place” with his students. “After he had finished, one of his students said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just like John (the Baptizer) also taught his disciples'” (Luke 11:1). And what Jesus gave them was both a compellingly robust picture of what Eternal Life looks like on earth, AND a powerfully tangible way to align with it. The Lord’s Prayer offers both a destination and a path, and for the next five weeks, let’s humbly immerse ourselves into it.
This first Sunday, January 11th at 6pm, I have the opportunity to lead us into the first line: “Our Father, who art in Heaven”. The more I meditate on the three key words–Our, Father, Heaven–the more I’m learning how foundational they are for our relationship with God. And it’s such a beautiful foundation. In the genius of Jesus Christ, these three words teach us so much about who God is and who we are…and invite us into an eternal kind of LIFE with our Creator.
So please join us these next five weeks as we immerse ourselves in The Lord’s Prayer and learn Practices for LIFE in the Now and Not Yet…
(1) How is Christ inviting us into Life to the full?
(2) What can we do to align ourselves with it?
Or more simply said: What is Jesus’ invitation and how can I say ‘yes’?
Grace and peace,
Aaron and The Practice Team