Sermon Series: The Lord’s Prayer
Week 4 | “Forgive Us Our Debts”
Speaker: Angie Von Slaughter
In this series, we will seek to better understand the most central prayer in Christianity – referred to as the Lord’s Prayer, or the Our Father. Some of us have been raised saying this prayer as a matter of rote, without giving much thought to its meaning, and some have struggled with their faith and now find it difficult to say the words today. For others, it was not a part of their upbringing, and they have no connection to the words and aren’t sure why it matters.
This week, we examine a line translated “forgive us our debts”, or sometimes our “trespasses” or “sins”. What did this phrase mean in the original language? What larger concept is Jesus driving at here, and how can we apply it to our world today?