Prayer Power

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“God, if You give me a son, I’ll give him back to You to serve You all the days of his life.”

This was Hannah’s prayer in 1 Samuel 1:11.

Have you pleaded with God? Really agonized in your prayer?

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How Much of the Son’s Light Are You Reflecting?

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

The moon reflects up to 12% of the sun’s light. How much of Son’s light are you reflecting?

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You Are Equipped for Great Works!

God’s beauty is all around us and through us, and, sometimes, He uses His creatures to create art.

Keith and I were blessed by Guido Orsini as he transformed our boring white fireplace into a stunning piece of art. As he painted, he shared his love of opera as well as his love for creating beautiful works of art. Guido is walking in the gifts that God has given him in an extraordinary manner.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for
good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

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There is a Better Way!

Come, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.

Isaiah 55:1

Who works 9 to 5 anymore? Longer hours, more demands, 24/7 responsibilities! It seems like our world is on fire, literally, and in our lifestyles. Just like the heat outside, 100 degrees with no clouds in the sky and sun beating down on us, our to-do lists get longer, pounding us down mercilessly. Is our running from one demand to another getting us where we want to go?

There is a better way.

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The Jesus Who Surprises … A Review

And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. Luke 24:27

Dee Brestin’s The Jesus Who Surprises invites the student of the Word to walk on the Road to Emmaus with two of Jesus’ disciples. Not recognizing Jesus, they told Him that their hopes had been dashed when the One they thought was Israel’s Messiah had been crucified on the cross, buried, and now His body was missing.

As they walked, Jesus opened up the Scriptures to them. Brestin imagines the Scriptures that Jesus may have used.

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