Category Archives: Prayer

Tenderhearted

There’s an interesting addition in Ephesians 4:32. It’s an adjective: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted…” We may easily gloss over it without really reflecting on its importance. Here’s the thing: it’s quite possible to be professionally kind,  calm cool … Continue reading

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Containing the New Wine? (Luke 5)

“Comparisons are odious.” It’s a very old English phrase which means that you can’t compare things that are different. To compare them, they have to connect in some way. “I like cheese, but I dislike jam” makes sense (in a … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Healing (Luke 5)

“One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal those … Continue reading

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Healing the Leper (Luke 5)

“While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, ‘Lord, if you are willing, you can make … Continue reading

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“My heart bursts its banks”- Five Kingly Qualities

    Psalm 45 was written as a “poem to the King” on the occasion of a royal marriage, but it goes much further than mere panegyric. Indeed, in the opening line, the writer confesses that “My heart overflows…” In … Continue reading

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Making the Mosaic

A Practical Instruction Imagine, if you will, that Ephesians 4  is a practical instruction given to all the churches in one town as a way of understanding just how they might work together. And then consider that that might be pretty … Continue reading

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“Delight Yourself in the Lord” – An Exploration of Relationship

“Take delight in the Lord,     and he will give you the desires of your heart.”(Psalm 37:4) The combination of delight and desires is subtle.It’s not a bargaining chip, like saying “If I say I love you,will you give me what I … Continue reading

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