Friday, July 27, 2007

"a summary of the whole gospel"

Milton Stanley points us to some clear words on prayer
". Prayer becomes what we used to refer to as “Sick Call” in the army. Where on earth did we get this idea of prayer? Not from Jesus. He healed a few people from time to time, but he doesn’t pray for that. He prays for the coming of God’s kingdom, for bread (but only on a daily basis, not for a surplus) and for forgiveness for our trespasses. It’s curious that physical deterioration has become the contemporary North American church’s main concern in prayer. Jesus is most notable for teaching that we are to pray—not for recent gall bladder surgery—but for our enemies! To be a Christian, a disciple of Jesus, is to pray like Jesus. Therefore Luther called the Lord’s Prayer “a summary of the whole gospel.”"
While Adrian Reynolds is about to preach the word that exposes the thoughts amd motives of the human heart... divided, departed, devoted and deceitful

1 comment:

  1. Glad you found something helpful at TS. Dr. Willimon has always been one of my favorite preachers and writers. Peace.