In the fourth message within the Sermon on the Mount we read from Section 54f in the ‘Harmony of the Gospels’ by Thomas and Gundry. In this section (Matthew 6:1-18) Jesus teaches the disciples and apostles gathered ‘how’ to give, forgive, fast and pray without hypocrisy.
History and archeological records highlights the rapid spread of the Lord’s Prayer throughout Israel, to Italy, Africa, and even into Syria by the middle of the second century. By the fourth century some integrated the original form of prayer granted us by Jesus teaching, to a poetic prayer that could be said by the masses in unison. After nearly 1500 years some today recite the Lord’s prayer without understanding the meaning and truth within its words and form.
We pray that this study will envigorate your own prayer life and help you prepare to provide this teaching to those you are discipling.
May we become the fragrance of Christ, and ambassadors of the King of kings.