Category Archives: Prayer

2 Thessalonians 3

Reading for Friday, Dec. 21: 2 Thess. 3 As Paul closes this brief letter, he asks the Thessalonian brothers and sisters to pray for him (v1) and the work that he and Timothy and Silas have undertaken. Believers move as … Continue reading

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Revelation 8

Reading for Wednesday, Nov 21: Revelation 8 With the opening of the final seal, we see vivid descriptions of God’s judgment. Silence in heaven precedes the opening of this final seal (v1), which is appropriate (see Zeph. 1:7 and Zech. … Continue reading

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Ephesians 3

Reading for Thursday, Nov 1: Eph 3 Paul speaks here of the mystery of Christ — the revelation that God’s grace is now available to the Gentiles as they become “heirs together with Israel” (v6). Paul sees the church as … Continue reading

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Things I Want To Remember, Vol. 19

My ongoing series of things I want to remember at this stage of parenthood: My kids like to copy each other. Which is highly annoying and not necessarily something worth remembering. But what’s funny is Jackson’s response to his brother … Continue reading

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1 Timothy 2

Reading for Monday, August 20: 1 Timothy 2 Paul begins with an encouragement to prayer, which is something you’d probably expect to find in the Bible. What’s interesting is his emphasis on praying for “all people”, particularly ruling authorities. “First … Continue reading

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Matthew 6

Reading for Monday, June 18: Matthew 6 Upon careful reading, you realize the assumptions Jesus makes in the Sermon on the Mount. “When you give to the needy,” (v2); “when you pray,” (v5); “when you fast,” (v16). Jesus assumes that … Continue reading

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Acts 12

Reading for Monday, April 23: Acts 12 I apologize for running so late this week. Major paper was due, moved out of one house, into another, and closed on the house we sold yesterday. Time to get caught up. The … Continue reading

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Acts 4

Reading for Wednesday, April 11: Acts 4 Boldness is the theme of this chapter. Peter boldly declares that this miraculous healing has occurred through the name of Jesus (v10). But he takes this proclamation even further: And there is salvation … Continue reading

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Luke 21

Reading for Monday, April 2: Luke 21 This chapter begins with Jesus praising a poor widow for her offering. Though her financial contribution would be considered sparse by almost any standard, Jesus holds her up as an example of generosity, … Continue reading

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