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Prayers of Dependence (Matthew 6:10-11 Luke 11:2-3)

After instructing His disciples to pray “Father, hallowed be Your name”, He tells them to pray “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread.” In this section we shall learn about Prayers of Dependence. Let’s take a closer look at this prayer. Your… Continue reading Prayers of Dependence (Matthew 6:10-11 Luke 11:2-3)

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VBS: Gear up! Get Ready! Game on!

This year in VBS our children will learn that God’s “divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness” (2 Peter 1:3). Specifically, they will learn: Day 1: Jesus Cares About Me (Luke 15:1-7). Jesus seeks out those who… Continue reading VBS: Gear up! Get Ready! Game on!

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A Proverbs 31 Blessing (Mother’s Day)

Ladies, what do you think of when you hear about the “Proverbs 31 Woman”? Do you think of a spiritual Wonder Woman? Do you see an unattainable standard that leaves you depressed? How should we understand Proverbs 31? Proverbs 31:10-31 is a poem King Lemuel composed to remind him of his mother’s advice for seeking… Continue reading A Proverbs 31 Blessing (Mother’s Day)

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Jesus’ Signs in the Gospel of John: Part 2

Last week we learned that Jesus’ miracles were not just random acts of kindness. Jesus’ miracles were signs meant to authenticate His claim to be the Christ, the Son of God. The signs were verifiable proof that Jesus was sent from God (John 3:2). Last week we looked at 4 of Jesus’ signs and today… Continue reading Jesus’ Signs in the Gospel of John: Part 2

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Selfishly Criticizing God (Malachi 3:13-18)

In the previous section of our study of Malachi, the Lord told His children to “bring the full tithe into the storehouse...and thereby put Me to the test.” If they would trust Him, He would “rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in… Continue reading Selfishly Criticizing God (Malachi 3:13-18)

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Profaning God’s Covenant of Marriage (Malachi 2:10-16)

Those who belong to the Lord should be careful to live in a manner that pleases the Lord. Failure to live faithfully has been the focus of our study of the book of Malachi. Thus far we have learned that the people of Malachi’s day had major problems in their worship that God sought to… Continue reading Profaning God’s Covenant of Marriage (Malachi 2:10-16)

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Praying for Patience (James 5:7-11)

When was the last time you asked God to increase your patience? The Holy Spirit gives us patience (Gal 5:22), but we usually shy away from asking God to increase it. Thomas á Kempis once said that “All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.” We want people to be patient with… Continue reading Praying for Patience (James 5:7-11)

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Faith and Works (James 2:14-26)

Jesus called His followers “the salt of the earth” (Matt 5:13) and “the light of the world“ (Matt 5:14). The effectiveness of salt is demonstrated in its ability to improve the taste of food and slow the decay of food. Bad salt is worthless. The effectiveness of light is demonstrated in its ability to give… Continue reading Faith and Works (James 2:14-26)