WEEP WITH THOSE WHO WEEP Read Hebrews 4:14-5:10 Mourn with those who mourn. Romans 12:15 Modern technology makes it easier for people to communicate without being in the same place. Virtual meetings by webcam can include coworkers who are logging in from home as well as those present at the office, and ...
April 20, 2017admin
REJOICE WITH THOSE WHO REJOICE Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 Rejoice with those who rejoice. Romans 12:15 In three consecutive parables in Luke 15, Jesus tells stories about people who lost something—a sheep, a coin, and a child—and, having found it again, throw a party to celebrate. We can relate to the ...
April 19, 2017admin
DO NOT GIVE UP Read Luke 18:1-8 Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. Ephesians 6:18 The assertion “It takes 21 days to form a new habit” is often accepted as scientific fact, but a 2009 study in the European Journal of Social ...
April 18, 2017admin
WRESTLING ON BEHALF OF OTHERS Read Colossians 4:2-13 Pray continually. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 The sport of obstacle racing has rapidly gained popularity. At events like Tough Mudder and Spartan Race, competitors complete a course that includes not only trail running but also dashing through burning firewood, swimming across an icy pool, ...
April 17, 2017admin
THE EARLY CHURCH PRAYS TOGETHER Read Acts 2:1-41 Many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many. 2 Corinthians 1:11 Sociologist Christian Smith has studied the religious lives of American young adults and found them to be highly individualistic. Many believe ...
April 16, 2017admin
PRAYING AGAINST TEMPTATION Read Luke 22:31-46 Lead us not into temptation. Luke 11:4 A segment of the BBC series Human Planet depicts two fishermen harvesting rare goose barnacles from dangerous rocks along Spain’s northern coast. The men are attached to one another by ropes and take turns descending to the base of ...
April 15, 2017admin
JESUS INTERCEDES FOR US Read John 17:20-26 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews 7:25 In coming days, many of us will have opportunity to sing Charles Wesley’s Easter hymn, “Christ the Lord Is ...
April 14, 2017admin
JESUS INTERCEDES FOR HIS DISCIPLES Read John 17:1-19 Jesus . . . offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears. Hebrews 5:7 Jesus healed the sick, freed the oppressed, and proclaimed good news to the poor (see Luke 4:18–19). Then, after three years, He approached the inaugural act of ...
April 13, 2017admin
JESUS ATTENDS PRAYER MEETING Read Matthew 18:10-20 If you . . . know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! Luke 11:13 The Guinness Book of World Records has fascinated readers since its ...
April 12, 2017admin
HUMBLE YOURSELVES AND PRAY Read 2 Chronicles 7:11-22 Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? Psalm 85:6 In 1742 in Cambuslang, Scotland, a pastor described the transforming work of the Holy Spirit in his community: “Vain persons, who minded no religion, but frequented taverns and ...
April 11, 2017admin