Praying With Jesus
It is far too easy to get caught up in a rhythmic prayer cycle. Where one prays before they eat any meal and maybe when before they go to bed. Within this our prayers begin to become structured and methodical, a bit like checking things of a list. However this is not prayer's intended use. This morning Terry takes us through praying with Jesus and his teaching on prayer. We are invited to pray, to pray with intention and meaning. We must guard against falling into a pattern of prayers that mean almost nothing.
Terry proclaims the one Gospel through the history, research, rememberings and faith expressed in the text of the Gospel According to Luke. Jesus himself is the good news expressed by Luke. Beginning with the birth narratives unique to Luke's presentation, the good news of the Kingdom explodes into faithful view as each account, teaching, parable and event lived out and offered by Jesus, the Messiah-King, is examined the way Luke seemingly examined Jesus in his own work. Here we find a Jesus to love, a Jesus to follow, and ultimately a Jesus to worship.