Tag Archives: persistence

Believing Prayer; March 11, 2019


Acts 12:5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. I have always loved this story for its drama, but it’s not just a fun story for Sunday School, it also has … Continue reading

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Prayer, Pride, and Humility; June 27, 2018


Luke 18:1, 14 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who … Continue reading

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Stubbornness; February 16, 2018


Jeremiah 18:12 “But they will reply, ‘It’s no use. We will continue with our own plans; each of us will follow the stubbornness of his evil heart.’” Human stubbornness can be really remarkable. Occasionally we find it exercised in admirable … Continue reading

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January 9, 2017


Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. A major advantage to reading the Bible in more than one language is the different nuances that come out. Where the NIV says “Devote yourselves to prayer,” the Japanese here … Continue reading

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February 13, 2012


Daniel 10:12 Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to … Continue reading

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