Missing the Call

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Sermon on the Mound                                Matthew 6:9-15

Missing the Call

“This is how you should pray:

Our Father in heaven,

let your name be kept holy.

10  Let your kingdom come.

Let your will be done on earth

as it is done in heaven.

11  Give us our daily bread today.

12  Forgive us as we forgive others.

13  Don’t allow us to be tempted.

Instead, rescue us from the evil one.a

14 “If you forgive the failures of others, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you don’t forgive others, your Father will not forgive your failures.
Mother’s Day is a day of mixed emotions and feelings.  There are the joys of families being together and mothers receiving well-deserved honor.  This is a good day to celebrate Moms and their sacrificial love.
For some, this day is a hard day.  There are the painful emotions of mothers who have lost children.  Mothers ignored by their children and women who were never mothers.  And there are children who did not have the blessing of mothers who loved them, some were abused, and other abandoned.  This is a good day to talk about forgiveness.
We focus on the part in the prayer, “Forgive us as we forgive others.”
Life Point: Do you want Christ to forgive you the way you forgive others?

Reflect on:
What do you need to forfeit in order to forgive?

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