Jesus is teaching us that we have a personal relationship with the Almighty God of the Universe who has a perspective and power that is greater than ours.
Jesus instructs the disciples on what to pray, how to pray, and the motivation behind it. Praying like Jesus means that we understand the priority, the precautions, and the point of prayer.
To LOVE God is to obey God, and to KNOW God is to obey God.
Jesus is the Spirit-Empowered Messiah who came on a Status-Reversing Mission that has ushered in the Year of Jubilee for God’s People forever.
Isaiah teaches us that our rebellion against God led to His rejection, but His substitution for our rebellion leads to our salvation.
Isaiah is going to point us to a true and better King whose character is impeccable and whose kingdom is unstoppable.
Isaiah is teaching in Chapter 9 that the darkness of this world is no match for the brightness of the Son.
Peter teaches us to stay low under the mighty hand of God and stand firm in the grace of God.
Peter points us to the type of leadership we need. He teaches us those leaders lead by example, love their people, and live in humility.
We are called to not just live different than the world, but to make a difference in the world around us through our prayer and our care.