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The Lord’s Prayer, Part 2

[This message was delivered on Easter Sunday, 2015]

Matthew 6:9-10.Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.Thy kingdom come.Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Every Lord’s Day is a remembrance of our Lord’s death and resurrection.He rose on the first day of the week, and it was this consideration that led the early church to set aside this day as the day to gather and to worship the crucified and resurrected and living and returning Christ.But on this day, we give it special consideration, for it was at this time of the year that our Lord was crucified and raised from the dead.And it is fitting that we do so, because apart from the resurrection of our Lord, our religion is meaningless.The apostle Paul put it this way, “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor. 15:14).The reason is that “if Christ has not been raised, your faith if futile and you are still in your sins” (v. 17).In fact, “If in Christ we have hop…