Luke 11:4, Forgiven and Forgiving

Luke 11:1-13 tells us about Jesus training his disciples regarding prayer. As we begin 2021, our study of the Gospel of Luke has slowed down so that we can savor Jesus’ teaching in this passage, thus making January a “prayer emphasis month.”

In the service this Lord’s Day, we will focus on the fourth request in Luke’s account of the Lord’s Prayer: “forgive us our sins . . .” (Luke 11:4). One question we will ask and answer is, since we receive forgiveness for sin once and for all when we come to Jesus in faith, why does Jesus teach that we should continually seek forgiveness of sins?”