Lent: Deliver Us From Evil | Sojourners

Lent: Deliver Us From Evil

Systemic theology lecturer Dr. Ben Myers talks about Jesus' line "deliver us," and how following his example leads us not to optimism nor pessimism but into hope. 

"The prayer of Jesus teaches us quite a different way of looking at the world. He acknowledges the presence of evil in our lives. He acknowledges that there are things in this world that are bent out of shape ... that no amount of human effort could make right. ...When we join our voice with the voice of Jesus we catch a glimpse of the world as it really is — vulnerable, hurt, yet poised on the brink of redemption." 

 

Join Common Grace in rediscovering the power of how Jesus taught us to pray. As we open our hearts in approach to Easter, let's enter deeply into Jesus’ invitation into God’s heart for the world — the Lord's Prayer.

Jarrod McKenna is the National Director of Common Grace: A movement of Christians passionate about Jesus and justice. He’s also a teaching pastor at Westcity Church, Co-founder of First Home Project where his family live in community with 11 recently arrived refugees, and is a prominent figure in the Love Makes A Waymovement. Follow him on Twitter here.

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