Archive for November, 2014

November 30

November 30

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November 30 HC #119 – Luke 11:1-4 The Disciples come to Jesus and ask Him to teach them to pray.  They had heard the Lord pray, and were obviously impressed.  They obviously could tell that Christ’s prayer were different than their prayers.  And they knew Jesus prayed rightly, so they went to the source.  Sometimes […]

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November 29

November 29

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November 29 HC #118 – Psalm 27:7-10 We should mention that prayer is not optional.  It is commanded.  Prayer is not something that some Christians do and maybe even what good Christians do.  It is commanded by the Lord himself. One of the many places that we see this crop up is Psalm 27:7-10.  Verse […]

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November 28

November 28

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November 28 HC #118 – James 1:16-18 Since we know now that prayer is heard by God if it is in His name, in faith, and in humility, we can now ask, “What does God want us to ask”? James 1:16-18 lets us know an important thing.  Every good gift comes from above from the […]

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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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