Monthly Archives: September 2013

How should we pray?

39) With what attitude should we pray? With love, perseverance and gratefulness; in humble submission to God’s will, knowing that, for the sake of Christ, he always hears our prayers. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, … Continue reading

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Let your light shine

Matthew 5:14-16 Christianity is not a ‘private’ religion. Jesus never intended faith in Him to be a purely private and personal matter. “You are the light of the world.” (verse 14) Just as the lights of a city on a … Continue reading

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What is prayer?

38) What is prayer? Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God in praise, petition, confession of sin, and thanksgiving. “Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.” (Psalm … Continue reading

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Made in the image of God

Genesis 1:26,27 The human race is part of the rest of creation; we are (biologically speaking) animals, with a very similar anatomy and physiology to other primates. But there is something about us that makes us different and sets us … Continue reading

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What does the Holy Spirit do?

37) How does the Holy Spirit help us? The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and he enables us to pray and to understand God’s … Continue reading

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Tales of the Unexpected: Ehud

(Judges 3:12-30) Barely a generation after their triumphant entry into the Promised Land, the Israelites were in bondage to an occupying power – the Moabites – to whom they were obliged to pay tribute. The small stone memorial that Joshua … Continue reading

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Who is the Holy Spirit?

36) What do we believe about the Holy Spirit? That he is God, coeternal with the Father and the Son, and that God grants him irrevocably to all who believe. “I will ask the Father, and He will give you … Continue reading

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