Did you know that Jesus prayed for you? He did, in the conclusion of his longest prayer. You can read the entire prayer in John chapter 17. I find the concluding verses, 20-26, particularly moving as Jesus specifically prays for those of us who would come after the disciples. It is amazing to know Jesus had us on his mind shortly before his arrest and crucifixion.Continue reading “The Savior’s Longest Prayer—part 3”
The phrase “Mission Accomplished” has almost become synonymous with the opposite—with falsehood, incomplete missions, or unfinished work. “My mission is accomplished,” can be declared with absolute resolve by one—our Lord Jesus Christ.Continue reading “The Savior’s Longest Prayer—part 2”
Hello readers, I missed my post last week because I had some troubles with my back that put me down for most of the week. I’m here again and continuing with the prayer series.
Today we will look at a prayer found in John 17:1-26. It is the longest recorded prayer of our Savior. In chronological sequence, it occurred before Jesus’ prayer in the garden of Gethsemane and his prayers on the cross, the subject of my previous two posts.Continue reading “The Savior’s Longest Prayer—part 1”
Today we will examine the three distinct prayers of Jesus, our Redeemer, while he suffered on the cross. As Lent 2021 begins and soon the observance of Easter what better prayers to look at than those of Jesus Christ, as we continue this series on prayer. After all, he is the Master, Teacher above all teachers, and the only one unstained by sin.Continue reading “Prayers on the Cross”
I’m continuing with the study of prayer. Today we will join Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane to discover what we can learn. The account of Jesus in the Garden is recorded in three of the Gospels. It is found in Matthew 26:36-46; Mark 14:32-42; and Luke 22:39-46.
Clichés generally have a nugget of truth in them as is the case with the phrase, “More is caught than taught.” Mankind does absorb much knowledge about life through those around us. It would have been the same with the disciples who spent three years in close companionship with Jesus. Therefore, we are going to observe what Jesus taught the disciples through his life actions and spoken words.Continue reading “Prayer in the Garden”
Last week we looked at Jesus’ response to the disciple’s request, “Teach us to pray.” In this study, we will further investigate Jesus’ instructions about prayer. We will examine what he said at the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), just before presenting the prayer model–the Lord’s Prayer.Continue reading “Go into Your Closet”
My previous post Divine Power touched on prayer as the means to tap into Heaven’s power and authority. In this writing, we will take a look at a well-known prayer from scripture, commonly referred to as the Lord’s prayer.Continue reading “Teach Us To Pray”
I have been tucking away notes, thoughts, scriptures, and questions about prayer for a few years. The intent was for use in creating a small group study. An incident occurred this week that brought that prayer focus to the forefront of my thoughts again.Continue reading “Divine Power”
A few years ago, during a hot and humid summer, I was privileged to spend a few days away at a lovely high-end resort. I am a person who requires little to no air-conditioning, preferring to be a bit warm versus cold.
Naturally, the resort had the rooms adequately cooled for the comfort level of the masses, not me. It was frustrating when I adjusted the thermostat in my room to suit my comfy preference and then shortly after it defaulted back to the original chilly setting. This happened numerous times making me ever so cold and uncomfortable.Continue reading “Fighting Master Control”
I have benefited from, Alan Kearns, a brother in Christ who authors Devotional Treasures. I’ve profited as he shares wisdom, knowledge, and insight to passages of scripture each day. If you are seeking a solid biblical supplement for your Bible study time, I highly recommend checking out his blog. Plus, he features stunning photography from Scotland, the part of God’s grand creation where he lives.Continue reading “Make Haste”