Posts with the tag “answered-prayer”
Are We Asking for the Wrong Thing?
April 27th, 2021
It is easy to think of these parables as talking about God giving you whatever you ask for, but that is not really the plain meaning of these parables. The climax of the parables seems to be that God...
Troubling the Teacher
April 10th, 2021
My first inclination is to stop “troubling the teacher” with a problem or a hope that has no chance of being overcome or realized. But Jesus is never bothered or “troubled” by our honest request for ...
Don't Hide Your Hurt
April 9th, 2021
I don’t claim to understand the mystery of prayer. But I do know that time and time again, the Bible directs us to bring our concerns to other Christians so that they will lift up our burdens in pray...
What to do When Jesus is Sleeping
April 7th, 2021
So, as I was reading this text this morning, my first thought was about Jesus sleeping as the storm, that is bound to get worse before it gets better, is raging. In my helpless state (read that as me...
December 23rd, 2020
Even if you can come up with one miracle story in the Bible where there was no other participation aside from Jesus, I think the norm, if one can say that about miracles, is that Jesus called for some...
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