Friday, December 29, 2017

Matthew 7:1-11

We must remember that the Lord Jesus is a demanding teacher and master, but also a tender pastor and shepherd. He makes no demand without providing the grace to fulfill it and gives no command without the promise of forgiveness when we fail.

The essence of Prayer – we are to keep on Asking, Seeking & Knocking.

Our relationship with God is not primarily about giving. No, He is the Giver and what a good Giver He is. His good gifts are the very things we have been reading about in this sermon - the power to forgive, to be generous, to be trusting & not anxious and to be merciful & not judgmental. Yes, the demands can be hard, but with our Lord there is superabundant grace, power & forgiveness.

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