Devotionals

19 Apr Matthew 6:15

15 But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions. Though Jesus is not talking about forgiveness by God that leads to salvation, He is talking about forgiveness of others that impacts one’s fellowship with God. Do you forgive others quickly...

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18 Apr Matthew 6:14

14 For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Last week in our study of the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus spoke of our spiritual need for forgiveness and the importance of forgiving others. In verses 14 and 15, Jesus explains His...

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16 Apr Matthew 6:13

13 ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’] The final element of Jesus’ model prayer is one of recognizing our spiritual weaknesses and seeking God’s provision and protection. What...

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15 Apr Matthew 6:12

12 ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. The next element relates to our spiritual need of forgiveness. We are to seek God’s forgiveness in a manner consistent with our forgiveness of others. While you might find it “normal” to ask God...

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14 Apr Matthew 6:11

11 ‘Give us this day our daily bread. The next element relates to seeking God’s provision for our daily needs. While God is active in the “big things” in heaven and on earth, He also desires to be involved in the details of our daily lives. What...

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13 Apr Matthew 6:10

10 ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. The next element of Jesus’ model prayer is to ask for God’s reign in our lives, in the earth, and in heaven. We are to pray for God’s will to be done...

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12 Apr Matthew 6:9

9 “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Jesus then provides His followers a “model” for how they should pray. The first element Jesus describes is one of worshiping Almighty God, our “Father who is in heaven.” Do you spend...

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11 Apr Matthew 6:5-8

5 “When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full....

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09 Apr Matthew 6:7-8

7 “And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. 8 So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. Before outlining how...

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08 Apr Matthew 6:6

6 But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. Jesus then describes the attitude and approach of His True Disciples...

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