When was the last sermon you heard about fasting? When was the last time you heard someone say they fasted from food? Fasting was a common practice in Jesus’ day. God commanded fast for one day out of the year, on Yom Kippur-The Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:19-31). We have several accounts of fasting in … Continue reading Fasting, a Forgotten Key to Deliverance
The Lord's Prayer is repeated regularly around the world in Christian churches of every denomination. Still, this last word of importance is often overlooked. Forgiveness is mentioned in the prayer itself, but Jesus knew it needed added attention. Jesus came into the world not only to reconcile us to God but with one another. He … Continue reading One More Word About Forgiveness
All we have comes from God. Therefore, it is to Him we return, when we stand in need. We have covered the introduction to this prayer and have addressed Who we are speaking to. Now we will look at more of the petitions Jesus suggests. Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11 This request … Continue reading Petitions and Praise in the Lord’s Prayer
Let’s look at the beginning of this prayer. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Matthew 6:9 KJV In Jewish culture, people do almost everything in community. They do very little as individuals. We’ve revered Daniel for identifying with the sins of Israel in Daniel 9. Still, … Continue reading Our Father Who Art in Heaven, Hallowed be Your Name
Jesus often pulled aside by Himself to pray. (Matthew 14:23, Matthew 26:36, Mark 1:35) The disciples observed Him and saw the power He exhibited when He healed the sick and set the demonized free. They saw the connection between prayer and power. So, in Luke 11:1 we hear their plea. Now it came to pass, as He was … Continue reading Teach Us How to Pray
An example of a Tzedakah Box “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in … Continue reading What is Our Motivation in Giving?