Martha and the Lord’s Prayer

The disciples watched Jesus closely as He prayed. They were captivated and quiet in this instance. When He was finished, they asked Him for a specific teaching on the practice of prayer. Take note that this happened “in a certain place” according to the report we examine in Luke 11,...

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Pride: The Beast Within

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of those horror stories that we may know a little bit about. It was written in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of Treasure Island as a matter of fact. The crux of the novella revolves around the...

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Always Heard, Never Erased

We face a great challenge as believers in God. We claim to worship and know the living God and the Person of His Son, Jesus, in the power and indwelling of the Holy Spirit. We read that the Lord reigns and that His ways are perfect. And yet, our world...

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Justice Bottom to Top

“… Two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him” (1 Kings 3:1). Solomon was now on the throne, sitting as ruler over the nation of Israel. How deep and wide was his authority? How available was this man to his people? From this report, his reign and wisdom...

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See, What You Do Is …

“Mom, I am playing with that brown boy – he’s nice.” So said our son one warm summer morning. He had just come off the playground at Rosedale Park just outside Baltimore. “Yes, he is. Have fun!” she told him, and so played out another scene in the process of...

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How Jesus Beat the Devil

Just after His baptism, Jesus was led into the wilderness under the leading of the Holy Spirit. The Savior spent 40 days there in prayer and fasting and in warfare with Satan. It was an extended season of temptation for the Son, of which we are given only a brief...

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The Place He Laid His Head

“…Foxes have holes, the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” Jesus spoke these words in answer to a certain scribe, a man of the Torah, a copyist who spent his hours with letters and words and pen and ink...

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Our Friend and the Heart that Hears

Abraham and the son of Promise walked toward Mount Moriah. They were on their way to worship the Lord, and their worship would have to include a burnt offering – something would have to bleed for the sacrifice to speak for them. Isaac, the son given to Abraham and Sarah...

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