Keep Your Soul Diligently

9 “Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children— Deuteronomy 4:9 (ESV) These are words of Moses to a people he is about […]

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Lead Us Not Into Temptation

The Lord’s Prayer is a gift to the church. Jesus gave us a model of prayer that we can utilize every day of our lives. And as a daily model we get insight into what Jesus knew we needed to ask God for on a regular basis. The prayer reveals essential aspects of prayer: adoration, […]

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Paul’s Prayer Request

Our family has a common debate about superheroes. Which superhero is best? My wife and sons argue that Batman is the greatest. The debate is silly, because everyone knows Superman can’t be equaled. I mean, how can you beat a guy who can fly, laser things with his eyes, and hold down a 9 to […]

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Praying to a Sovereign God

If God is Sovereign, why pray? Have you ever heard someone ask that? Have you ever asked that? The thought is that if God is in control of everything, why bother praying? God doesn’t need our feeble little requests. I’m pretty sure God can handle His work and business without my input. Yet, the Bible […]

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Pray Ugly Prayers

Pray Ugly Prayers “I believe; help my unbelief (Mark 9:24)” These are the words of a father who is at the end of his rope. He is seeking care for his son who is possessed by powerful and harmful demons. Having suffered countless attempts of people to help his son, he finally approaches Jesus. The […]

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The Fullness of Godly Grief

Eternal Father, …Work in me more profound and abiding repentance; Give me the fullness of a godly grief that trembles and fears, yet ever trusts and loves, which is ever powerful, and ever confident; Grant that through the tears of repentance I may see more clearly the brightness and glories of the saving cross.  ––The […]

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