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Our Debts and Debtors

By: Connie Weaver | May 3

Years ago, New Testament scholar F.F. Bruce wrote a book called, "Hard Sayings of Jesus." It’s been a long time since I read the book, and so I don’t remember all the “hard sayings” Bruce discusses; but one that’s on my own list is some words of Jesus found in the 6th chapter of Matthew. They come in the context of Jesus’ teaching about prayer. Matthew tells us that Jesus taught against praying just to be “seen” by others, and against heaping up empty phrases in our prayers. Matthew then gives us his rendering of what would come to be known as the Lord’s Prayer: "Our Father in heaven, hallo ...more