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November 27

November 27

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November 27 HC #117 – 2 Samuel 9:1-13 and 19:24-30 This is the second time we have read the story of Mephibosheth.  Last time we focused on the mercy of God and his adopting grace.  This time focus on verse 8, and the next part of the story in 19:24-30. Mephibosheth in verse 8 confesses […]

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November 26

November 26

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November 26 HC #117- Psalm 2:10-12 One another thing that is needed in prayer is humility.  The person praying must understand his position and how that position relates to God.  A correct understanding of that relationship must be understood. Psalm 2 goes into this.  It begins with asking why people rebel and think that they […]

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November 25

November 25

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November 25 HC #117 – I John 5:13-15 What does a good prayer include?  Or another way to ask is what does God want or require in prayer? I John 5:13-15 gives us an insight into this answer.  The first thing that is needed is verse 13.  You must believe in the Son of God: […]

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November 24

November 24

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November 24 HC #116 – James 1:5-8 James is addressing prayer at the opening of his epistle.  If you need wisdom, then ask God for it.  Plain and simple.  But James brings up the important point about asking in belief, with earnest faith. The one who asks in doubt is double-minded.  He is praying to […]

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November 23

November 23

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November 23 HC #116 – Matthew 7:7-11 Now that we have established prayer as a chief means of thankfulness, we can rightly understand that the Lord does want us to bring our requests to him in prayer.  Jesus makes this plain in Matthew 7:7-11. Ask and it shall be given, seek and you shall find, […]

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November 22

November 22

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November 22 HC #116 – Philemon 4, Philippians 1:3-4, Ephesians 1:16, 1 Thessalonians 1:2 Prayer.  Prayer is called here a chief means of thankfulness.  Yet, too often when we think of prayers we think only of asking.  We even call prayer a means of grace, and thus we often use prayer to ask for grace […]

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November 21

November 21

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November 21 HC #115 – Psalm 32 The law also then drives us to ask God for His grace in the Holy Spirit.  The Law shows us our shortcoming and our failure.  It shows us sin, and thus we are driven to our knees to confess our sins and ask for His grace and Spirit. […]

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November 19

November 19

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November 19 HC #115 – Romans 7:24-25 If we cannot keep the law, then why does God command the law? Why does he tell us about the law at all and ask Christians to follow the law, when ultimately he knows we cannot do it. God has a lesson for us to learn. Paul learned […]

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November 18

November 18

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November 18 HC #114 – Psalm 130 If you, O Lord, mark iniquities, who can stand? The answer is assumed and implied: no one. No one can stand if God holds our sins against us. This is the cry of a man who is calling out to the Lord, so it is safe to assume […]

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November 17

November 17

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November 17 HC #114 – Mark 9:17-27 Lord I believe, help my unbelief. This is a prayer of great faith, and it recognizes a fundamental reality for all believers. We believe, but we sin and we still have some unbelief, doubt, and other such sins that need to be removed. No one is perfect. No, […]

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