“Jesus said, “This is how you should pray: “Father, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. Give us each day the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…Luke 11:2-4 NLT Jesus instructs us to ask our Father for forgiveness. We need this … Continue reading Prayer: as we forgive
“Jesus said, “This is how you should pray: “Father, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. Give us each day the food we need, and forgive us our sins… Luke 11:2-4 NLT Forgiveness lies at the very centre of the message of Jesus. It presupposes that we need forgiveness, something that … Continue reading Prayer: Forgive us
Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into … Continue reading Relationships
Luke 5:27-28 NIV After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. Upsetting people This is an unexpected encounter. Jesus had just amazed people by healing a paralysed man, … Continue reading New start
I have been reading the story of the paralysed man whose friends brought him to Jesus (Luke 5:17-26), and how Jesus surprised everyone by forgiving him (usually, it would seem, he simply healed people and sent them on their way). The man hadn’t even asked for forgiveness. Jesus’ words caused a stir. But perhaps not for … Continue reading Which is easier?
Luke 5:18-20 NIV Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles … Continue reading Sin and sickness