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Prayer #2— Forgiving Answers

The tax-gatherer said, “Be merciful to me, the sinner!” I tell you, this man went down to his house justified … for everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, but he who humbles himself shall be exalted. Luke 18:13–14 This is the simplest of the prayers that elicit the forgiveness of God. While it does … Continue reading

Grace #7—Forever Grace

Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, graciously united us with the risen Christ so that in the ages to come he might prove the infinite riches of his grace by useful kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4–7 After withstanding Satan’s efforts to deflate him, Jesus came … Continue reading

Perseverance #8— Praised By Perseverance

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy has caused us to be born again … and who protects us by his power through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:3–5 How precious is the hope you have … Continue reading

Servants #1—Merciful Servants

God designed us to be stewards of his grace by serving one another in his name. Since each of us is difficult to serve, we all need to be motivated to overcome these difficulties. Moving beyond ourselves, out of our comfort zones and into the messy details of one another’s lives, takes great confidence that … Continue reading

Civility #3—Despicable Me

Why do you despise your brother or sister? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. …  All of us will give an account of ourselves to God. Romans 14:10–12 The waitress asked Descartes if he’d like another cup of coffee. He said, “I think not.” Then he disappeared. Our self-perception colors … Continue reading