By: Rev. Justin Krupsky, Senior Pastor
One of the greatest coaching techniques in any arena of life is repetition. For musicians and athletes that art in developing their skill is repetition. For us as disciples of Jesus I do believe the same can be said of developing our relationship with Jesus: repetition. There is a prayer that many of us have been taught called the Lord’s Prayer and it is interesting that Jesus, in the Gospel of Matthew as He teaches us, speaks against vain repetition. Prayer can become vain repetition. Whether it is our nighttime prayer life, meal prayer life, or even our church prayer life, we do it, we go through the motions, but our heart isn’t in it.
Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
This weekend is Father’s Day, a day we are called to honor our dads, and it is certainly a time when we are reminded of our Heavenly Father. It is a day for dads to be reminded of our calling to lead our children to their perfect Heavenly Father. To our Father in Heaven. How do we do this? How do we lead our children to their Heavenly Father? This is the question that we are going to answer this weekend in worship.
As we gather together this weekend may we all be reminded whose children we are. Jesus has showed us the Father. Our Father who is full of grace and truth. Our Father who protects us and provides us. Our Father who speaks to us and listens to us. Our Father who is always with us.