This week, we kick off our series on the Lord’s Prayer, which will run through October. Each Sunday, we will explore one of the petitions of the prayer to see what we can learn about God, ourselves, and how to pray. We start off this week at the very beginning, “Our father, who art in heaven.” This isn’t any old father. This isn’t my awesome dad, Ed Latham, though he is great. This isn’t the dad that raised you, or ran out on you, or whose genetic material you share. This isn’t “my father” or “your father”. This is “our father” who is Jesus’s own parent.
Our story for the day gives us a glimpse of the delight that God takes in parenting. It is the story of Jesus’s baptism, and God is watching intently. Then a voice rings out from heaven, “This is my child, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”
Join us as we explore what it means to talk to the one who calls each of us God’s own, who claims us as beloved. One of DHPC’s own beloved children, Davis Acton, will receive his kindergarten Bible. And we will celebrate him growing to experience God’s story in word and pictures.
Scripture: Mathew 3:13-17
Sermon: “Our Father Who Art in Heaven”
I look forward to our time together.