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Thy Will Be Done

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In what we term the Our Father Jesus used to teach his Apostles (and us) how to pray. In the final clause of Luke 11:2 Jesus tells us to pray, “thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.” I believe one of the keys to understanding Jesus’ teaching at this point is to remember the disciple came to Jesus, confessing his ignorance and asking Jesus to teach him and the other disciples how to pray (Luke 11:1). After all, if he knew how to pray, or how to hollow God’s name, or how bring the Kingdom of God to fruition etc., why would he come asking Jesus to teach him and the others how to do these things? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Three Great Things

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It is interesting to watch Peter’s behavior in the Gospel records. He is so impetuous, seemingly so ready to stand with Christ and declare his loyalty to him. Of all the Apostles, he is the most endearing, perhaps because, more than any of the others, he is willing to go on record, to act at once, rather than wait to see which way popular opinion was trending. No doubt, because of this characteristic, the Gospels record Peter doing three great things: making a great claim, making a great boast, and making a great error. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2016 in Epistles of Peter

 

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How Secret are our Thoughts?

Would you be comfortable in the presence of someone who could read your mind? Some of us go to great lengths to make what we hope would be a good impression on others. Some businesses even employ people whose sole responsibility is to keep a good image of the company before the eyes of the public, and, if for any reason the company is caught doing something illegal or has produced a product that has hurt the public or the environment, these public relations employees try to turn the negative publicity into something positive or at least something less damaging to their company’s image. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2011 in Jesus, Woman at the well

 

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The One… Whom You do not Know!

John’s testimony was that there stood One among the Jews whom they did not know (John 1:26). This One was he who was preferred above John. It was he whose shoe John was unworthy to unloose; that is to say that John was not worthy to unloose that One’s shoes in order to wash his feet (the task for the lowest household servant). This One would come and baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire! His winnowing fork was in his hand… gathering the wheat into his barn, while the chaff he burns with unquenchable fire (Matthew 3:11-13). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2011 in Gospel, Jesus, Religion

 

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