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By J. Warren Smith

ISBN-10: 1498236472

ISBN-13: 9781498236478

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we've all had the event of being at church and listening to the pastor say, "And now with the arrogance of youngsters we're daring to hope, 'Our Father . . .'" yet sooner than we all know it we say "for Thine is the dominion, and the facility, and the honour, without end. Amen." within the very second of intimacy once we are given the privilege of getting into the presence of our heavenly Father, our minds have drifted off. We converse the phrases of the prayer, now not from our hearts, yet from the autopilot of reminiscence. this can be mere recitation, now not prayer. If in relationships familiarity breeds contempt, in terms of the Lord's Prayer, familiarity breeds thoughtlessness.
The Lord's Prayer: A Confession of the hot Covenant is no longer a religious study within the conventional feel. It demanding situations us to contemplate the Lord's Prayer anew by way of knowing it as a confession of the hot Covenant that Christ makes with us after we are made young ones of God in baptism. In listening to those standard phrases afresh we learn how to take into accout our baptismal covenant in order that we would stay extra totally into that new dating with God and with one another.

"Warren Smith attracts upon the riches of the church's historical past, in addition to his personal broad wisdom of Scripture, culture, and modern literature, to provide eloquent testimony to the ability of the Lord's Prayer. Smith is a grasp instructor who has a present for drawing scholars into passionate engagement with the religion, a deeply dedicated Christian who believes what he writes, and a proficient author who ignites clean perception on approximately each web page. Jesus's disciples requested him, 'Teach us to hope . . . ." Warren Smith does simply that during his attractive book."
--Will Willimon, Professor of the perform of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity college, Durham, NC

"Warren Smith is the type of instructor whom neighborhood church buildings wish their pastor will take. he is taking heavily the Bible, the early church, Wesley, prayer, and strong humor. All are on reveal during this available quantity written with the full church in brain. Read--and end up praying."
--Jason Byassee, pastor, Boone United Methodist Church, Boone, NC

"I can examine not anyone i would relatively educate me to wish than Warren Smith. he is a pastoral student and his pastoral assistance is scholarly, and this can be the case with out condescension or any lack of readability. Smith's booklet sheds hot gentle at the standard phrases of Scripture and the universal perform of praying as Jesus taught us to wish. Smith's clever and fatherly voice during this ebook might help readers to higher recognize the daddy of Jesus Christ."
--Beth Felker Jones, affiliate Professor of Theology, Wheaton university, Wheaton, IL

"Written with old perception, theological acuity, and pastoral sensitivity (a infrequent combination), this e-book merits a large readership between those that are looking to extra faithfully pray and dwell the prayer that Jesus taught us."
--L. Roger Owens, affiliate Professor of management and Ministry, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA

J. Warren Smith (PhD, Yale) is a United Methodist Minister within the North Carolina convention serving as affiliate Professor of historic Theology at Duke Divinity institution. He teaches church historical past, with a spotlight on early Christianity. Dr. Smith is director of the South Sudan Theological education Initiative that gives theological schooling for United Methodist clergy in South Sudan. He additionally enjoys instructing youngsters every one summer season within the Duke early life Academy and Texas formative years Academy.

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