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Power in Prayer

Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and…

The Prayers of Christ – Part One

Jesus of Nazareth was a man of prayer. If we are to follow in his ways, then we too must learn how to pray. In this series, we will explore the prayer life of Jesus Christ as it is expressed in the gospel narratives. Before we can successfully examine the prayer life of Christ, we must first come to an understanding of what prayer is. Prayer is Communion with God Prayer is communion with God. Communion is the highest form…

The Prayer of Christ

John 17 After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave…

The Secret of Overcoming the World

If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me before it hated you. If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. Because you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world—therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘Servants are not greater than their master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also. But they…

The Secret of the Holy Spirit

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you. “I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while…

The Secrets of the Upper Room – Part One

The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke are called the synoptic Gospels because they give a very similar account of the life of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of John was written approximately 25 years later and is considered a supplemental gospel. In his later years, the apostle John gave many additional details of the life of Jesus Christ that were not widely known. One unique characteristic of his Gospel is a detailed accounting of the events of the upper room.…

Destroying the Shrines and Passing the Test

Deuteronomy 12 Destroying the Shrines You must demolish completely all the places where the nations whom you are about to dispossess served their gods, on the mountain heights, on the hills, and under every leafy tree. Break down their altars, smash their pillars, burn their sacred poles with fire, and hew down the idols of their gods, and thus blot out their name from their places. You shall not worship the Lord your God in such ways. But you shall…

Rewards for Obedience

Deuteronomy 11:13-28 If you will only heed his every commandment that I am commanding you today—loving the Lord your God, and serving him with all your heart and with all your soul— then he will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the later rain, and you will gather in your grain, your wine, and your oil; and he will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you will eat your fill. Take care, or you will be seduced into…

Shaped by the Word Part 3: Lovingly Obedient

Deuteronomy 6:5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6 Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. The Purpose and Nature of the Law We develop in our moral and religious understanding as we grow from children to adults or from lawless society to law abiding. Very small children but even adults live by “I will do whatever I want, stop…

Shaped by the Word – Part Two

Deuteronomy 4:1-9 So now, Israel, give heed to the statutes and ordinances that I am teaching you to observe, so that you may live to enter and occupy the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, is giving you. You must neither add anything to what I command you nor take away anything from it, but keep the commandments of the Lord your God with which I am charging you. You have seen for yourselves what the Lord…