The Model Prayer 11 1He was praying in a certain place, and when He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples.” 2He said to them, “Whenever you pray, say:   Father,[C] Your name be honored as holy. Your kingdom come.[D] 3Give us each day our daily bread.[E] 4And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone in debt to us.[F] And do not bring us into temptation.”[G]     Keep Asking, Searching, Knocking   5He also said to them: “Suppose one of you[H] has a friend and goes to him at midnight and says to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, 6because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I don’t have anything to offer him.’[I] 7Then he will answer from inside and say, ‘Don’t bother me! The door is already locked, and my children and I have gone to bed. I can’t get up to give you anything.’ 8I tell you, even though he won’t get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his friend’s persistence,[J] he will get up and give him as much as he needs. 9“So I say to you, keep asking,[K] and it will be given to you. Keep searching,[L] and you will find. Keep knocking,[M] and the door will be opened to you. 10For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 11What father among you, if his son[N] asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish? 12Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give[O] the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”   A House Divided   14Now He was driving out a demon that was mute.[P] When the demon came out, the man who had been mute, spoke, and the crowds were amazed. 15But some of them said, “He drives out demons by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons!” 16And others, as a test, were demanding of Him a sign from heaven. 17Knowing their thoughts, He told them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is headed for destruction, and a house divided against itself falls. 18If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say I drive out demons by Beelzebul. 19And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, who is it your sons[Q] drive them out by? For this reason they will be your judges. 20If I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you. 21When a strong man, fully armed, guards his estate, his possessions are secure.[R] 22But when one stronger than he attacks and overpowers him, he takes from him all his weapons[S] he trusted in, and divides up his plunder. 23Anyone who is not with Me is against Me, and anyone who does not gather with Me scatters.   An Unclean Spirit’s Return   24“When an unclean spirit comes out of a man, it roams through waterless places looking for rest, and not finding rest, it then[T] says, ‘I’ll go back to my house where I came from.’ 25And returning, it finds the house swept and put in order. 26Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and settle down there. As a result, that man’s last condition is worse than the first.”   True Blessedness   27As He was saying these things, a woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “The womb that bore You and the one who nursed You are blessed!” 28He said, “Even more, those who hear the word of God and keep it are blessed!”   The Sign of Jonah   29As the crowds were increasing, He began saying: “This generation is an evil generation. It demands a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.[U] 30For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so also the Son of Man will be to this generation. 31The queen of the south will rise up at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and look—something greater than Solomon is here! 32The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at Jonah’s proclamation, and look—something greater than Jonah is here!   The Lamp of the Body   33“No one lights a lamp and puts it in the cellar or under a basket,[V] but on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see its light. 34Your eye is the lamp of the body. When your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light. But when it is bad, your body is also full of darkness. 35Take care then, that the light in you is not darkness. 36If, therefore, your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be entirely illuminated, as when a lamp shines its light on you.”[W]   Religious Hypocrisy Denounced   37As He was speaking, a Pharisee asked Him to dine with him. So He went in and reclined at the table. 38When the Pharisee saw this, he was amazed that He did not first perform the ritual washing[X] before dinner. 39But the Lord said to him: “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and evil. 40Fools! Didn’t He who made the outside make the inside too? 41But give from what is within to the poor,[Y] and then everything is clean for you. 42“But woe to you Pharisees! You give a tenth[Z] of mint, rue, and every kind of herb, and you bypass[A] justice and love for God.[B] These things you should have done without neglecting the others. 43“Woe to you Pharisees! You love the front seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces. 44“Woe to you![C] You are like unmarked graves; the people who walk over them don’t know it.” 45One of the experts in the law answered Him, “Teacher, when You say these things You insult us too.” 46Then He said: “Woe also to you experts in the law! You load people with burdens that are hard to carry, yet you yourselves don’t touch these burdens with one of your fingers. 47“Woe to you! You build monuments[D] to the prophets, and your fathers killed them. 48Therefore, you are witnesses that you approve[E] the deeds of your fathers, for they killed them, and you build their monuments.[F] 49Because of this, the wisdom of God said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and persecute,’ 50so that this generation may be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets shed since the foundation of the world[G]51from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. “Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible.[H] 52“Woe to you experts in the law! You have taken away the key of knowledge! You didn’t go in yourselves, and you hindered those who were going in.” 53When He left there,[I] the scribes and the Pharisees began to oppose Him fiercely and to cross-examine Him about many things; 54they were lying in wait for Him to trap Him in something He said.[J]
Tek Ryan
Matthew 7:7“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; kn... Read More
Matthew 7:7“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Luke 11:1
Luke 11:1
Stacey Conroy
After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled fr... Read More
After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled from place to place throughout the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples. Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. On arriving, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. For he vigorously refuted the Jews in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ. While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?”“John’s baptism,” they replied. Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. There were about twelve men in all. Acts 18:23-28; Acts 19:1-7 (NIV84) God is at work in the "meanwhiles" of life. I need to fight the tendency to do it on my own. I need the supernatural resource the Holy Spirit brings. His name speaks of his nature: "Holy" - Character  "Spirit" - Power I receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit by believing, asking and receiving. I should expect supernatural resources in my life.
Maybe it isn't easy being a Christian bc your friends aren't. But if you&nbs... Read More
Maybe it isn't easy being a Christian bc your friends aren't. But if you deny God he will deny you in heaven.God  is more important than your friends. He will always be there for you.Will your friends be? You have to think to yourself it is all worth going to heaven Even scarficing your life. God is the one. God will always love you. God will always be right by your side.
3/24/13  The Blessing of Understanding  1. How do we know God's will?  By&n... Read More
3/24/13  The Blessing of Understanding  1. How do we know God's will?  By Revelation * God made "the mystery of His will" known to us Two kinds of revelation: Rom 1:20: Natural Rom 1:2: Verbal * He made will known "according to His good pleasure" "God does what he wants" vs 5 & 9 "according to His good pleasure" 2. Who Accomplishes God's will?  Christ * God purposes His good pleasure "in Christ" Vs 9, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8: all of these verses refer to Christ or Jesus *God set the time for Christ to accomplish His will " when the times have reached their fulfillment" 3.What is God's Will? The restoration of all things * God's promise to restore:  Matt 17:11; Mark 9:12 (Mal 4:6) Acts 3:21  * Vs. 10 Bring together under one head:  Rom 13:9: this verse sums up all other commandments: "Love your neighbor as yourself".  *The ruler of the restored creation is Christ We are to place Jesus Christ as the ruler of the restored creation! Isaiah 11-shoot will come from Jesse: Jesus Christ Luke 11:52-  took away the key to knowledge- the key is Jesus!
Son of Faith
Jesus estava orando, e este exemplo incentivou aos discípulos a fazerem o mesmo.&... Read More
Jesus estava orando, e este exemplo incentivou aos discípulos a fazerem o mesmo.  O exemplo desperta nas pessoas o que muitas palavras não conseguem despertar.  E é exatamente este tipo de exemplo que quero ser para a minha esposa, meu filho, para a Igreja e até mesmo para os de fora. 
El dilema de la humanidad, con o sin Dios.  El radicalismo bíblico muestra ... Read More
El dilema de la humanidad, con o sin Dios.  El radicalismo bíblico muestra como la mentira nos pone contra Jesús. La verdad recoge la mentira esparce.  Arrepentimiento y el remordimiento. Ocultar el pecado me pone en la oscuridad, si lo confieso estoy en luz. Mientras este en la carne es imposible no pecar. Los pecados de pensamiento nos alejan de El, los de omisión se constituyen en pecado por no cumplir con lo bueno y lo dejamos de hacer.  La obediencia es de Cristo la rebeldía es del malo. El que confiesa es perdonado, el que se oculta es castigado Sin sana doctrina el alma se arruina.
This just makes me think about how we expose ourselves to things in life&nbs... Read More
This just makes me think about how we expose ourselves to things in life that are full of evil. Like tv, video games, sarcasm, disrespect, sexually explicit things, drunkeness, gossip, judgement... This just makes me think that He warns us that what we view and watch and expose ourselves to does affect us/our minds/hearts. We all should be more conscientious of this. Take responsibility for yourselves and your children. Don't minimize the effects it can have. 
Michael Cayley
In Luke's Gospel Jesus frequently criticises the Pharisees for self-righteous observation&n... Read More
In Luke's Gospel Jesus frequently criticises the Pharisees for self-righteous observation of the outward religious laws while neglecting the true message of religion. Here Jesus not only condemns them for their pride and excessive piety but also criticises them for not using their wealth to show God's love by helping others. He says that if they helped others, everything would be ritually clean. There is a message here for us. Being outwardly religious is less important than showing charity. This message comes through time and again in the New Testament - and in the prophetic books of the Old Testament. Better-off Christians should do what they can to relieve the poor and help the less fortunate. 
erica reid
Verses from women's prayer night
Verses from women's prayer night
Can i read the Bible on my phone/tablet?
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