Monthly Archives: January 2018

Prayer 101… The Lord’s Prayer; part 7

January 31 “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” (Matthew 6:13) This last piece of the model for prayer concerns the everyday spiritual battle of our lives. We live in a world that is profoundly influenced … Continue reading

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Prayer 101… The Lord’s Prayer; part 6

January 30 “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” (Matthew 6:12) While on this topic of forgiving our debtors, we should expand our thoughts on its importance to effective prayer. Immediately after the Lord gave … Continue reading

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Prayer 101… The Lord’s Prayer; part 5

January 29 “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” (Matthew 6:12) It is fascinating to note that effective prayer is so closely tied to our relationships with other people. As we study the Scriptures, one … Continue reading

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Psalm Two

January 28 Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart … Continue reading

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Discovering Discovery

January 27 I am not a scientist. I do not have a Ph.d. Or a Master’s degree. I am merely College-educated. But I have always had a passion for discovering things. I want to know how things work – and … Continue reading

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Prayer 101… The Lord’s Prayer; part 4

 January 26 “Give us this day our daily bread.” (Matthew 6:11) Bread, in the Bible, is uniquely connected with life and daily living. It is symbolic of life – and sustaining life. When Jesus was in the wilderness, the first … Continue reading

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Prayer 101… The Lord’s Prayer; pt. 3

 January 25 “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10) Once our hearts are properly focused (upon God as our Father AND our King) then we are ready for the next guiding … Continue reading

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Prayer 101… The Lord’s Prayer; pt. 2

January 24 “Hallowed be Your Name…” There is a great balance in true, effective prayer. We are invited to come to God as our own Father. We come with boldness and anticipation. We come with the heart of a child. … Continue reading

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Prayer 101: The Lord’s Prayer; pt. 1

  January 23 Our model for praying effective prayers begins with to Whom we are talking. He is “our Father.” This very first phrase of the Lord’s Prayer tells us something really important about effective prayers… The term “Father” doesn’t … Continue reading

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Prayer 101; part 3

January 22 We’ve been talking about prayer – and about praying effective prayers. The Lord’s prayer gives us some helpful focal points – to pray as God would have us pray. We need to be mindful that the Lord did … Continue reading

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