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Having led us through forgiveness, the Lord's Prayer turns to temptation. Jesus approaches the subject from a curious angle. He asks us to pray that the Father will not lead us into temptation. "This inevitably causes us to ask: Why would an all–good God lead us to the devil's doorstep? If we believe in the Lord, does he not reward that faith by...

The Lord's Prayer began by grounding us in our relationship with the Father, and it ends now by solidifying our faith in that kinship. ((While the final line of the Lord's Prayer is not included in the earliest manuscripts of the Gospel of Matthew or the Gospel of Luke's version, we have little doubt that Jesus would approve of this addition.)) We have...

Throughout history, the Lord's Prayer has inspired statesmen, philosophers, writers, and even scientists (as can be seen by the famous quote by biologist Rupert Sheldrake). In this post, we have compiled a collection of some of the most well-known quotations on the Lord's Prayer. If you have a favorite quote on the Lord's Prayer that we haven't included in this list, please feel free...

In this article, we will briefly review line by line (verse by verse) various interpretations of the Lord's Prayer, as explained by different authors throughout history. Currently, we are only including the interpretations of John Wesley, Richard Kingsley, Andrew Murray, Helmut Thielicke, and The Living Hour. However, we may add interpretations from other Christian thinkers as time goes by. Please note that this is...

There have been many translations of The Lord's Prayer in hundreds of languages. But the one which perhaps is most fascinating to Christians is the translation in Aramaic, the language which Jesus spoke. The following is an Aramaic version of The Lord's Prayer, the prayer which Jesus taught his disciples when they asked him how to pray, the prayer which is the Rosetta Stone...

At LivingHour.org we believe that brevity is not just the soul of wit but of the spiritual path. That is why we are fans of the new website BookofZen.com. Check out the Book of Zen for inspirational quotations that will get you thinking, loving, learning, and living. Book of Zen is now offering its original quotes on a collection of inspirational t-shirts and coffee mugs....

A genealogy of Jesus Christ, a descendant of David and Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac of Jacob, Jacob of Judah and his brothers, 3 Judah of Perez and Zerah (whose mother was Tamar), Perez of Hezron, Hezron of Ram, 4 Ram of Amminadab, Amminadab of Nashon, Nashon of Salmon, 5 Salmon of Boaz (whose mother was Rahab), Boaz of Obed...

About that time, John the Baptist first appeared, proclaiming in the wilderness of Judea: 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 3 This is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, when he says: 'The voice of one crying aloud in the wilderness: Make ready the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.'“ 4 John wore clothing made...

Calling his twelve disciples to him, Jesus gave them authority over foul spirits, so that they could drive them out, as well as the power of curing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. 2 The names of the twelve apostles are these: First Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James the son of Zebediah, and his brother...

About the same time, Jesus walked through the corn-fields one Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and began to pick some ears of wheat and eat them. 2 But, when the Pharisees saw this, they said: “Look! your disciples are doing what it is not allowable to do on a Sabbath!” 3 “Have not you read,” replied Jesus, “what David did, when he and...

Oh, Captain, My Captain! The film The Dead Poet's Society inspired a generation of young creatives with its refrain of "Carpe Diem" (seize the day). Robin Williams (aka Professor John Keating) urged his students to make your lives extraordinary while standing memorably before a school photograph of alumni who had long become "worm's meat". Yet most of us live decidedly unextraordinary lives, while licking...