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ISBN: 9781783688128
Imprint: Langham Preaching Resources
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 229 x 152 x 10
Publication Date: 30/06/2020
Pages: 192
Language: English

Echoes . . . The Lord’s Prayer in the Preacher’s Life

£10.99

Most Christians, whether preachers or not, are familiar with the Lord’s Prayer; maybe too familiar. In this excellent devotional, Geoff New urges us to encounter the Lord’s Prayer again – to encounter it as a text that is urgent and powerful, speaking directly to the needs and longings of the human heart.

Written primarily with preachers in mind, this book addresses common ministry challenges, such as discouragement and isolation, and demonstrates how the Lord’s Prayer can meet us in every season of the Christian life. Stories from the author’s life and ministry illustrate the message of each chapter, and readers are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences as they prayerfully encounter the life, death, and resurrection of Christ as reflected in the phrases of the Lord’s Prayer.

Author Bios

Geoff New
(By)

GEOFF NEW is a minister in the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. Having spent seventeen years as a pastor, he now trains pastors and lay leaders lecturing on preaching, pastoral care, and Christian formation in New Zealand and works with Langham Preaching in South Asia. He has a Doctor of Ministry from the Australian College of Theology, Sydney, Australia. Previous publications include Imaginative Preaching (Langham Global Library) and Live, Listen, Tell: The Art of Preaching (Langham Preaching Resources).

Endorsements

In this fine book fresh insights abound on every page. A wonderfully formative, inspiring, challenging book. Just what we preachers and pastors need.

—WILL WILLIMON
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA


Like a master weaver, Geoff New shows how preachers can use the Lord’s Prayer as Christ did in his life, death, and resurrection.

—FRANK SHAYI
Regional Coordinator – Southern Africa, Langham Preaching


Dr New takes us deep into the heart of Jesus, especially into Jesus’s heart for those he calls to join him in his preaching.

—DARRELL JOHNSON
Regent College, Vancouver, Canada


These profound meditations on the Lord’s Prayer illustrated by incidents from the life of Christ can feed preachers with rich food that brings renewal to their lives.

—AJITH FERNANDO
Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka


This practical and helpful book is essential reading for all who preach and teach.

—NIGEL POLLOCK
President and CEO, InterVarsity Canada


This is a groundbreaking book – a must-have book!

—ALONGLA AIER
Oriental Theological Seminary, Nagaland, India


This is vital for preachers, for whom the Bible can degenerate into a mere “tool of the trade.” Geoff New has provided us with some wonderful inspiration to sustain even the weariest of ministers.

—MARK MEYNELL
Director, Europe and Caribbean, Langham Preaching

Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Preface
  3. How to Use This Book
  4. Introduction: The Lord’s Prayer
  5. Book Overview
  6. Part I: The Lord’s Prayer as Heard in Jesus’s Life (Luke 18:1–19:10)
    1. Our Father in Heaven: A Prayer for Preachers Wanting to Pray
    2. Hallowed Be Your Name: A Prayer for Preachers Wanting to Honour God
    3. Your Kingdom Come: A Prayer for Preachers Wanting to Guide
    4. Your Will Be Done on Earth as It Is in Heaven: A Prayer for Preachers Wanting Renewal
    5. Give Us Today Our Daily Bread: A Prayer for Preachers Wanting Fulfilment
    6. Forgive Us Our Debts as We Also Have Forgiven Our Debtors: A Prayer for Preachers Wanting Understanding
    7. Lead Us Not into Temptation: A Prayer for Preachers Wanting Healing
    8. Deliver Us from the Evil One: A Prayer for Preachers Wanting Restoration
  7. Part II: The Lord’s Prayer as Heard in Jesus’s Death: (The Cries from the Cross)
    1. Our Father in Heaven: A Prayer for Preachers Needing Reassurance
    2. Hallowed Be Your Name: A Prayer for Preachers Needing Courage
    3. Your Kingdom Come: A Prayer for Preachers Needing Hope
    4. Your Will Be Done on Earth as It Is in Heaven: A Prayer for Preachers Needing Family
    5. Give Us Today Our Daily Bread: A Prayer for Preachers Needing Nourishment
    6. Forgive Us Our Debts as We Also Have Forgiven Our Debtors: A Prayer for Preachers Needing Release
    7. Lead Us Not into Temptation: A Prayer for Preachers Needing Enabling
    8. Deliver Us from the Evil One: A Prayer for Preachers Needing Blessing
  8. Part III: The Lord’s Prayer as Heard in Jesus’s Resurrection (John 20:11–29; 21:1–23)
    1. Our Father in Heaven: A Prayer for Preachers Desiring Revelation
    2. Hallowed Be Your Name: A Prayer for Preachers Desiring Faith
    3. Your Kingdom Come: A Prayer for Preachers Desiring Peace
    4. Your Will Be Done on Earth as It Is in Heaven: A Prayer for Preachers Desiring Direction
    5. Give Us Today Our Daily Bread: A Prayer for Preachers Desiring Refreshment
    6. Forgive Us Our Debts as We Also Have Forgiven Our Debtors: A Prayer for Preachers Desiring Kindness
    7. And Lead Us Not into Temptation: A Prayer for Preachers Desiring Perseverance
    8. Deliver Us from the Evil One: A Prayer for Preachers Desiring Vision
  9. Epilogue
  10. Bibliography

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