Jesus teaches us how to pray, verses 1-13
Luke shares his version of the Lord's prayer, and it's pretty similar to the one we find in Mathew. The focus is still the same:
1. God is both father, yet is holy and other than this world. It is important to remember that God can be both of these things, because, well God is God.
2. We need to trust God with our past, present, and future: forgive our sins - past. Give us each day, our daily bread - present. Lead us not into temptation - future.
3. We are told we need to ask for forgiveness and to forgive! This is a key part of God's design for the world.
The Sign of Jonah, verses 29-32
This seems like an odd story, what is the sign of Jonah that Jesus is talking about? Jonah was in the belly of some sea beast for three days and nights. This part is foreshadowing Jesus death and resurrection. It is also a condemnation of the Pharisees who will not repent and turn to God because of Jes…