Outward Thoughts From An Introverted Mind

LPrayer.jpgAn Exploration of The Lord’s Prayer – Blog Series – Part Six

“Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt 6:10 NRSV).

Following the first petition that God’s name be hallowed, Jesus moves towards two more. In verse ten, Jesus first asks that God’s Kingdom come, arrive, and be fully realized. Jesus has ushered in the Kingdom of God on earth, but the fullness of its arrival has not yet been accomplished. Mounce says, “Although the kingdom came in the life and ministry of Jesus, it awaits the second advent to be complete and final. We live now in those days between the beginning of the age to come and the end of the age that is present” (Mounce 1991, 56). This portion of Jesus’ teaching points toward the eschatological future. The complete realization of the Kingdom of God, although the age has…

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