Mar 13

The Lord’s Prayer 5: Deliver Us

We began our series on the Lord’s Prayer, four weeks ago, by reading about the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. As we learned to pray “our Father” with the only-begotten Son of God, we watched as Christ turned away each of the devil’s tempting offers: turn bread into stone; worship me, in exchange for power over this world; test God to see if he’ll really protect you. Jesus Christ is the new Adam, the new Eve, the Son of Man who overcomes temptation. But today, as we near the end of our series on the Lord’s Prayer, we meet Judas Iscariot, the old Adam, the man who gives in to temptation, the man who cannot resist what Satan has to offer. Continue reading