Quietly Through 1st John (Week 18) :: Confidence and Compassion in Prayer (1 John 5:14-17)

Good morning, friends, and thank you so much for poppin’ over for another week in 1st John. If you were here last week looking for a post, I’m sorry that I left you wondering what was going on. I wasn’t planning to take a week off from blogging, but I started a new job and I just didn’t have the time or energy to keep up with my writing schedule. Prayer, please. Anyway… here is week 18 of our study. Only one more to go and we will have studied John’s first epistle! Confidence and […]

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Constant Prayer :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church. (Acts 12:5, emphasis added) Constant prayer. Constant prayer offered to God. Constant prayer offered to God by the church. This shouldn’t strike me as odd or different or out of the ordinary. But it does. It should strike me as wonderful and ordinary and just-part-of-life. Oh, but it doesn’t. Maybe it’s the Christian circles I run in… or maybe it’s just me, but I don’t witness or practice constant prayer. Even when times are desperate. But what if […]

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With One Accord :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” 6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own […]

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Will You Go to Heaven?

Will You Go to Heaven? I remember a period in my life, a very long period in fact, where I could not honestly answer that question.  I thought the answer was no, I was not going to heaven.  I believed, like many, that Heaven was for the perfect.  I believed Heaven was for those people that had their lives all figured out, had God all figured out, went to church every Sunday and Wednesday, and obeyed every commandment.  I believed Heaven was for the person who had never committed adultery, had never lied or stolen, […]

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