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Prayer and a Treasure that Has Been Lost

Like many other American students in high school, I purchased a class ring. Mine was white silver with a white spinel stone (diamond appearance) and its symbols and wording proudly proclaimed the year of my graduation from Oneida High School. … Continue reading

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Prayer and the Ministry Priorities of Jesus

As I read the final verses of Matthew chapter 4 recently, it struck me that Matthew 4:23-5:2 function as the introduction to the Beatitudes and the Sermon on the Mount. Matthew describes the priorities of Jesus and introduces the crowds … Continue reading

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Devoted to Prayer?

When you think about activities of the Church that reveal its priorities, what comes to mind? Preaching the Bible? Observing Communion? Helping the poor? Healing the sick? Teaching our young the fundamentals of the faith? Evangelism? Foreign missions? Baptism? How … Continue reading

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Putting On the Armor of Light

You put on your armor when it is time to go to war. Soldiers preparing to deploy, or receiving the news that the enemy is approaching their camp, know a rush of adrenalin. There’s a sense of urgency. They check … Continue reading

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Praying for Focus in Our Lives

Distractions abound in our lives. Children clamor for the attention of parents. As parents, we worry about their choice of friends and their safety in athletics. We grieve when we cannot give them what others have; we weep when they … Continue reading

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