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Knowing God

Greetings friends and grace to you in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As we are beginning our study in who God is, I was reminded of how gracious it is of God to show us himself. I came across an article by Sam Storms in which he demonstrated […]

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The Greatest Story of All

Greetings and grace to you dear friends. Michelle and I are glad to be back from our cross country trip. Thank you for your prayers as we helped our oldest daughter and her family get settled into their new home to begin a new ministry in the Bay area of California. We look forward to […]

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Walking Home

Greetings friends and grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. I trust that you and your families have celebrated a wonderful Memorial holiday and enjoyed some time to refresh. This summer as you and your families are preparing some time away to refresh your souls and renew your strength, don’t […]

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Always Pray!

Greetings dear friends and grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Having concluded our study on Jesus’ instruction in how to pray, let’s now listen to what he considers most important about praying. According to Jesus, by far the most important thing about praying is to keep at it. The images […]

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A Royal Doxology

Greetings and grace to you, my friends, in the name of Jesus, our Lord. We come this week to the conclusion to the Lord’s Prayer, and we find that the Lord’s Prayer ends, not with another petition, but with a doxology: ‘For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’ Christians […]

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Deliver Us

Greetings friends and grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Rock and our Redeemer. This week we continue our study in the Lord’s Prayer as we consider what Jesus means when he teaches us to pray: “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” We pick back up this week […]

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A Prayer for Mothers

Heavenly Father, on a day like Mother’s Day there are so many different emotions that we bring to you. Some of us bring emotions of deep gratitude and joy for the mothers you have blessed us with; mothers who have loved us, cared for us, walked with us and taught us how to live well. […]

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Ascension Day

Greetings friends, and grace to you in the name of Jesus, our risen and reigning Lord. This week we will take a break from studying the Lord’s Prayer to celebrate Ascension Day, which falls on Thursday May 5. Dietrich Bonhoeffer emblazoned the phrase ‘cheap grace’ on the mind of the church in his twentieth century […]

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Can I say the Lord's Prayer?

In our continuing journey through the Lord’s Prayer, we are reminded that again and again Jesus warns against insincere prayers. Indeed, as the Lord’s Prayer is not only a pattern for praying but a pattern for living, Jesus calls us to align our hearts with our lips and our lives. Nowhere is this more readily […]

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Our Sins, Our Debts, God's Forgiveness

How should Christians see their sins? As we continue our look at the Lord’s Prayer this week, we come to that plea in which Jesus teaches us to pray, ‘forgive us as we forgive our debtors.’ J. I. Packer, in his outstanding book, Growing in Christ, offers the following thoughts for our consideration. Forgiveness as […]

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