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Is Unforgiveness an Unforgivable Sin?

    You have probably heard that unforgiveness is extremely unhealthy.  In addition to destroying relationships in your life, internalizing anger and bitterness can lead to many physical diseases and psychological problems.  That is why being unforgiving has been likened to drinking poison in the hope that it will hurt the person you are angry with. As […]

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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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        Daniel Gave Thanks – What Would You Do?

          Daniel Prayed and Gave Thanks to God

          Daniel 6:1-13 tells of a time when wicked men, jealous of Daniel’s advancement, sought a false pretext against Daniel to discredit him so he would be removed from his position of power.  They knew he was too diligent, honest, and faithful to find any real fault.  So, they convinced the king to make it illegal […]

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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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              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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