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At the beach this week with my five year old nephew, I noticed something he has said just about every day. When his older cousins were riding the waves, he would watch how they did it, how far they rode them, and then ask, “Can you teach me?” We were flying kites, making them dive towards the ground and soar back up, and again came the question, “Can you teach me?” He wanted to have the same fun and the same results we were having, and he knew doing it his way just wouldn’t cut it. So, with child-like humility, he simply asked, “Can you teach me?” It was the same desire and humility that had an early follower of Jesus questioning Him about prayer. They saw how powerfully He did it, and the incredible results, and simply asked, “Can you teach me?” And He did. This summer, in very real and practical ways, along with some child-like humility, we will learn to pray like Jesus prayed. Pray This Way – a summer-long look at The Lord’s Prayer.

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At the beach this week with my five year old nephew, I noticed something he has said just about every day. When his older cousins were riding the waves, he would watch how they did it, how far they rode them, and then ask, “Can you teach me?” We were flying kites, making them dive towards the ground and soar back up, and again came the question, “Can you teach me?” He wanted to have the same fun and the same results we were having, and he knew doing it his way just wouldn’t cut it. So, with child-like humility, he simply asked, “Can you teach me?” It was the same desire and humility that had an early follower of Jesus questioning Him about prayer. They saw how powerfully He did it, and the incredible results, and simply asked, “Can you teach me?” And He did. This summer, in very real and practical ways, along with some child-like humility, we will learn to pray like Jesus prayed. Pray This Way – a summer-long look at The Lord’s Prayer.

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As Shakespeare’s Juliet once posed, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” And that might be true, but make no mistake about it, names matter. Some recent research suggests that names can influence choice of profession, where we live, who we marry, the grades we earn, the stocks we invest in, whether we’re accepted to a school or are hired for a particular job, and the quality of our work. Maybe that’s why Jesus prioritized a prayer about God’s name. Have you lived your life wanting and hoping to make something of your name? Here’s your chance – this Sunday at Mendham Hills.

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If you have taken an international flight, you’ve seen the sign that says something like, “U.S. Border,” and an immigration agent will ask to see your passport. If you’re a citizen, they let you through with very little trouble. But if you are a foreigner, they might have a few questions about the nature of your visit. Airports are one of the places where the divisions between the various geographical areas that make up our world are the most visible. Jesus himself talked about a kingdom over which He is the King. Come out this Sunday to find out how His Kingdom looks different than what you might think, and how it affects the way you pray.

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Growing up, many of the arguments between my siblings and I were ended with one of my parents yelling out, “Enough is enough already!” Turns out that was some of the best advice I was ever given. In fact, in His model prayer, Jesus encourages us to pray for simply that – enough. There are real dangers attached to believing in a world of scarcity and praying for more. What happens when we believe in a world of abundance and begin to pray for just enough? “Give us this day our daily bread,” Sunday at Mendham Hills.

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Life is complex. There are things that happen to us that can shatter our world. In the midst of our hurts and hurried lives, how can we stay focused and follow where Jesus leads? In our series on The Lord’s Prayer, we reach a place where it is asked, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” So we are asking God to help us avoid some things, but where do we GO? The disciples followed Jesus up on a mountain where he told them the places that they are truly led. Join us Sunday at Mendham Hills to find out where Jesus wants to lead you and me.

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This Sunday we wrap up our summer-long look at Jesus’ directive to “pray this way.” What if I told you the ending you know and love and sing of “The Lord’s Prayer” isn’t really the ending? Would it matter? Should it matter? The truth is Jesus actually ends His model prayer with a story about unlocking the power of prayer. Ever feel like you pray so much and see so little? The often-untold story of the Lord’s Prayer…the story that doesn’t end the way you think it does…this Sunday at Mendham Hills.