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.
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.
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.
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 ofContinue 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 fromContinue reading “Make Haste”
When my brothers and I were young, we liked to stand dominoes on end all over the table or floor. Once satisfied with our long winding trail, we would knock the first domino down, with the gentle touch of our finger and watch all the remaining quickly fall in sequence. A thrill we would repeatContinue reading “Dominoes of Choice”
Recently, I found some notes from a study done years ago. I was encouraged to reread what had impacted me. Reviewing previous study notes, a sermon or a book is often a means to new understanding. We become a different person in Christ’s hands than we were previously. We followers of Christ are being sanctifiedContinue reading “God is Good thus Life is Good”
I hope you readers have been enriched and gleaned something fresh as we investigated what the Bible has to say about words. With this being the final part of the series, let’s take a moment to recap. In part one we considered the purity of God and His word, in part two we uncovered theContinue reading “The Power of Words – part 4”
When beginning this study on the power of words, I was astounded by the numerous Bible passages addressing words and our communication. While taking notes, I wrote over 40 verses, read others and then put them into the categories that became this multi-part devotional. Today we will look at the category I call contrasts.
In the previous installment of this post, by the same title, I focused on the fact God’s words are pure just as He is faultless, perfect and untainted. I find great comfort in that, particularly when reading a definition for purity that defines it as, “freedom from anything that debases.” In Christ alone will weContinue reading “The Power of Words – part 2”