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The Healing Faith of Blind Bartimaeus – Mark 10:46-52

    Healing Faith of Blind Bartimaeus

    Mark 10:46-52 tells us about the healing faith of a blind man, named Bartimaeus.  My last post demonstrated the need to be specific when you pray, based on a parallel passage in Matthew 20:30-34.  Matthew spoke of two blind men who cried out for mercy, and Jesus asking them what they wanted before He healed […]

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    Be Specific When You Pray

      Pray Specifically

      When You Pray – Be Specific  Mt 20:30-34 If you want your prayers answered, you must be specific in your request.  Be clear about what you are asking for.  The need to be precise in your prayer requests is clearly illustrated in the story of the two blind men in Matthew 20:30-34. And as they departed from […]

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      The Last Prayer of Jacob

        The Last Prayer of Jacob

        Jacob’s Last Prayer Genesis 32:9-12 After 20-years, Jacob was heading home to the land God promised his grandfather Abraham.  Jacob was obeying God’s command to return home, so he was in the will of God.  But he was scared. He had just been confronted by his father-in-law Laban, and the men with him.  God had […]

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        Will You Stand in the Gap for God?

          Will you Stand in the Gap and intercede? - Ezekiel 22:30-31

          Two of the saddest verses in the Bible are found in Ezekiel 22:30-31 This passage presents God’s inner turmoil.  His holiness and justice often demand punishment, but His love wants to show mercy.  Probably the most famous verse showing this conflict is John 3:16. God is “not willing that any should perish, but that all […]

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          Psalm 94 – A Prayer for Today

            Psalm 94:20 - Wicked Rulers Devise Evil Laws

            Can wicked rulers be allied with You, those who frame injustice by statute? They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death. (Psalm 94:20-21 / ESV) Do these verses remind you of a nation you know? Many European nations rejected God decades ago.  Now America is speeding down the […]

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            Why Did Jesus Curse the Fig Tree?

              Why Jesus Cursed the Fig Tree

              Have you ever wondered why Jesus cursed the fig tree? (Matthew 21:17-21 and Mark 11:12-24) My daughter-in-law asked me why Jesus cursed the fig tree.  I think many people wonder the same thing.  I must admit, the last time I read it, I thought, “Poor fig tree. It wasn’t its fault; it wasn’t fig season […]

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