Contributed on Jul 1, 2013
We want (maybe even expect) forgiveness from God; but when it comes to giving forgiveness, it is harder than we might think. Jesus reminds us that our receiving forgiveness hinges on our giving of it.
1. Peace Child Missionary Don Richardson who served for many years among the primitive tribes in Papua New Guinea wrote a book entitled "The Peace Child." He writes how in translating the Scriptures into the native tribesmen language, he could find no words to express how Jesus Christ came to give ...read more
Contributed on Jul 12, 2013
Trials are a part of our life in this world. They make us stronger, but there are times to ask NOT to be tested.
1. CHIPPIE THE PARAKEET Chippie THE PARAKEET never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, and blown over. The problems began when Chippie's owner decided to clean Chippie's cage with a vacuum cleaner. She removed the attachment from ...read more
Contributed on Aug 1, 2013
We are often tempted to sin as well as tested in our faith. This part of the prayer is a reminder for the source of our power to overcome such temptations.
1. The saying, "Opportunity only knocks once," has been around for a long time. A recent caveat to this saying has been added, "but temptation bangs at the door constantly." 2. Matthew 6.13 3. Yeshua (Jesus) knew of what he spoke -- Matthew 4; Luke 4 -- note: 13 And when the devil had ended ...read more