I’m thinking along the lines of the Lord’s disciples’ prayer. Yeah, Jesus didn’t sin so the model or pattern of Luke 11:1-4 is clearly a pattern that followers of Jesus should be praying and we should all stop referring to it as the “Lord’s Prayer.” Okay, sorry for the rant. You’ll hear more on Sunday.
But I just wanted to say that I have been deep in the trenches of exegesis within the beautiful landscape of Luke 11:1-13 and it sure has paid off. I have a sermon manuscript. And I started with several sentences on a bulletin from last Sunday’s worship gathering. And in between I had a basic outline. Check the pictures from step 1 to step 3 (click on them to make them larger):
Yeah… I spent a lot of time this week studying and working on this Sunday’s message. I really pray it is used by the Holy Spirit for the glory of Christ! And I must say that all the hard work was worth it… my head hurts, my heart is glowing, and my spirit is great! Wow… a sermon manuscript. And on Friday. And an outline for the bulletin. And lots of study. Phew… I feel good.
Luke is a pastor-theologian living in northern California, serving as a co-lead pastor with his life, Dawn, at the Red Bluff Vineyard. Father of five amazing kids, when Luke isn’t hanging with his family, reading or writing theology, he moonlights as a fly fishing guide for Confluence Outfitters. He blogs regularly at LukeGeraty.com and regularly contributes to his YouTube channel.