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Summary

The Lord’s Prayer is used to justify all sorts of methods and styles of prayer. One way to avoid the risk of shaping this portion of Scripture into whatever we see fit is by applying sound exegesis that rests upon the social and grammatical context of the New Testament. This the Reformers did with all their might, and we will seek to rely on our forefathers in this matter. Evangelicals have largely left this accountability behind, and thus serious confusion abounds regarding this prayer. For this reason, the June 2007 edition of Tabletalk is concerned with the Pater Noster, the Lord’s Prayer, and it will serve to exhort Christians to understand it in its historical setting, out of which its devotional application will naturally flow.

Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with Steven J. Lawson, Keith A. Mathison, Philip Graham Ryken, R.C. Sproul Jr., Gene Edward Veith, and Danny Wuerffel. Tabletalk features articles about topics central to the Christian faith and daily, in-depth Bible studies.

Since Genesis has such a prominent place in history, the 2007 Bible studies continue from 2006 with Part 2 of this book.

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