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The Sin of Omission
'...To him who knows to do good and does not do it...it is sin.' James 4:17 NKJV

We tend to focus on sins of commission - the wrong we do. But what about sins of omission - the good we fail to do? In Christ's parables, when someone was condemned, it was often over a sin of omission. A man

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Stabilising Peace
'...Take heart...l have overcome the world.' John 16:33 NLT

On 3 May, 1943, air raid sirens sounded over London. People raced toward Bethnal Green Underground station, where more than 500 people had already taken refuge. In the next ten minutes, 1500 more would join them. A woman carrying a

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Praying Jesus' Way (6)
'Deliver us from the evil one.' Matthew 6:13 NKJV

'Deliver us from evil.' (Luke 11:4 KJV) The original Greek language reads, 'Deliver us from the evil one,' not from some abstract entity called evil. So, should we fear Satan? No, but we must be alert to his strategies (1 Peter 5:8-9). If

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Praying Jesus' Way (5)
'...He will show you a way out...' 1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT

'As we forgive our debtors.' (Matthew 6:12 NKJV) Forgiving others isn't an option, it's an obligation. Being forgiven depends on forgiving others. Young Robert Louis Stevenson's family customarily prayed the Lord's Prayer before

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Praying Jesus' Way (4)
'Give us each day our daily bread.' Luke 11:3 NRS

The second part of the Lord's Prayer addresses our everyday concerns: 'Give us each day our daily bread.' Your Father is willing to meet your physical and financial needs. The word Jesus used here meant literal 'food'. God is more

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Praying Jesus' Way (3)
'...Is anything too hard for Me?' Jeremiah 32:27 NIV

The words 'Our Father' remind us of God's unconditional love. Ever looked into the eyes of a suffering child and wanted to make them well, but found you lacked the power? '...who art in Heaven' reminds us of God's unlimited power to do

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Praying Jesus' Way (2)
'...before the throne of our merciful God... we will be treated with undeserved kindness, and we will find help.' Hebrews 4:16 CEV

When you pray, 'Our Father,' you define every other relationship in your life: (a) You define your relationship to the material world. Since God is your Father, you're not a stranger but

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Praying Jesus' Way (1)
'...Lord, teach us to pray...' Luke 11:1 NKJV

Overhearing Jesus pray moved one of His disciples to say, 'Lord, teach us to pray.' It's unlikely Jesus intended to teach them a rote prayer since He'd just said, 'When you pray, don't babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered

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