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.
- "Kingdom Prayer" by Burk Parsons
- "Our Father" by R. C. Sproul
- "Thy Kingdom Come" by Keith A. Mathison
- "Our Daily Bread" by Danny Wuerffel
- "Forgive Us Our Trespasses" by Philip Graham Ryken
- "A Face-to-Face Encounter" by Chris Donato
- "A Mother in Israel" by Derek W. H. Thomas
- "Jacob I Loved, But Esau Have I Hated" by Warren A. Gage
- "Not to Us" by Patrick Lennox
- "Family Religion" by Melton L. Duncan
- "For Thine is the Kingdom" by Steven J. Lawson
- "Kingdoms in Conflict" by R. C. Sproul Jr.
- "Prayer and Culture" by Gene Edward Veith
Praise for the Print Edition
Tabletalk has been a key ingredient in the diet of Christians conscious of their spiritual vitality.
—Michael S. Horton
Month by month, Tabletalk represents an oasis in a desert of false spirituality, mindless Christianity, and vapid conviction. Tabletalk represents theological rigor, biblical Christianity, and authentic Christian devotion. It is an antidote to the world of superficial Christianity. Read it and grow.
—R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
Tabletalk has been a wonderful resource in my own daily walk with the Lord.
- Title: Tabletalk Magazine, June 2007: The Lord's Prayer
- Executive Editor: R. C. Sproul
- Editor: Burk Parsons
- Series: Tabletalk
- Publisher: Ligonier Ministries
- Publication Date: June 2007
- Pages: 83
About the Editors
R. C. Sproul is founder and president of Ligonier Ministries and president of Ligonier Academy. He also servers as the senior pastor of Saint Andrew’s in Sanford, Fla., and he has written more than seventy books including Defending Your Faith, Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue, The Truth of the Cross, Truths We Confess, and commentaries on Romans and John in the Saint Andrew’s Expositional Commentary series.
Burk Parsons serves as editor of Tabletalk and associate pastor of Saint Andrew’s in Sanford, Fla., and he is editor of the books Assured by God: Living in the Fullness of God’s Grace and John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology.