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Gathering 199: “The Lord’s Prayer: Forgive Us Our Debts”

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"Forgive Us Our Debts." Forgive us our what?? Author Jon Bloom asks, "Ever find yourself reciting The Lord's Prayer outside of your home church and things usually go pretty smoothly till you get to the fourth line? Some will say 'forgive us our debts,' some will say 'trespasses,' and others will say 'sins'." 

So, which is it? If it is "debt," is it a financial debt or a moral debt? Was Jesus speaking literally or figuratively, or was he simply expounding on the idea of forgiveness, no matter the phrase? What exactly should we keep in mind while praying? Join us today as Pastor Tony Minear, Ph.D. continues his sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer and explores the meaning behind this line. 

Listen and discover the similarity of today’s economic system to that of the 1st century, and the consequences of taking this line figuratively given that one in seven individuals in the U.S. today live at or below the poverty line. Forgiveness of debt. As followers of Jesus, what could that look like for us today, and how do we do it?  

Recorded live at Beatitudes Church in Phoenix, AZ on 09/19/21  

Preaching: Rev. Tony Minear, Ph.D.  

Scripture: Matthew 6:14-15 

Scripture Reader: Janelle Tapphorn  

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