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Relational Needs? Active Empathy.

Be ye “telos”… relationally. Matthew 7:1–12 The Beatitudes built a pattern with the main point being: grow up like your Father in Heaven (MT 5:48).  Concerns about our most basic needs [physical, relational and spiritual] are then addressed.  Matthew 7:1-12 is addressing some the concerns we typically have which distract us from taking responsibility to …

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Physical Needs? Mt 6:25-34

Why shouldn’t we be anxious for $tuff? Because we don’t really need things? Because God will “bless us” with prosperity? Physical needs conclusions: Be rooted in God’s righteous rule first. Pursue practical needs from a position of security with God.  Exposition extracts: 6:25 Anxiety does not create what we need; the Creator has. 6:26­-30 If birds and …

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Lord’s Prayer; Our Father; Pater Noster; Disciples’ Prayer; model prayer…

The Pater Noster sounds really spiritual in Latin. Imagine hearing it in Elvish. Tolkien’s Pater noster in Sindarin The prayer Jesus taught is to be understood. It is not magic. It should solicit our curiosity not because it is so unusual, but because it is so sensible. Jesus knew how to live wisely in a …

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