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Sunday, 22 September 2013


Rev. Canon George Sinclair
by Rev. Canon George Sinclair                           
 Pastor of the Church of the Messiah, Ottawa, ON. 

(Podcast of CFRA broadcast on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013)
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Broadcast Notes:
(Abridged notes covering discussion on Luke11: 1-4)

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This week, we look at the only place in the Gospels where somebody asks Jesus to teach them to pray.  (Luke11: 1-4 )
Luke 11:1-4   [English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)]
The Lord's Prayer
11 Now Jesus[a] was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” And he said to them, “When you pray, say:
“Father, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread,[b]
and forgive us our sins,
    for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.

And lead us not into temptation.”
  1. Luke 11:1 Greek he
  2. Luke 11:3 Or our bread for tomorrow
How do I know I need to forgive?

1. If I have been wronged and now I have feelings of fight or flight, then I need to forgive to be free.

Sometimes forgiveness takes a long obedience in the same direction - a long season of prayer.

Does forgiveness mean I have to forget?  No!

Do I have to forgive those who won't repent? Yes!

There cannot be reconciliation and restoration without repentance.

2. Freedom is natural.

Christians are told to move towards forgiveness.

Should I forgive God? No. God is never in our debt. He is only good. It is never appropriate to forgive God.

3. I need mercy every day - and God is mercy.

4. Jesus gives me a new identity and destiny - totally forgiven.

5. God made me to be a stream and not a damn.


Father, Thank you so much for Jesus and for his once-for-all sacrifice upon the cross.
Help me, and all who are here to be so gripped by the Gospel that we will receive the forgiveness of our sins and that we will learn to forgive, as well.

Rev. Canon George Sinclair
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1 comment:

  1. Originally Posted on:
    Debbie wood says:
    August 22, 2013 at 2:01 am
    "To be in a dark place that weighs you down is that which comes from not forgiving another. To forgive and let go releases bad energy and in turn allows The Lord into your life, to forgive all of your sins. We have to forgive to be forgiven."
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