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2014-08-17 The Need For Faithful Service

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Just Under the Surface of The Lord's Prayer

Is the Lord’s Prayer just a simple prayer to teach your kids or is it a massively deep and complex prayer for the disciple? Well, I’d have to say, BOTH. I always thought that the Lord’s Prayer was just kid’s stuff probably, because I was taught it and memorized it as a kid in Sunday school. However, I look at it today and just under the surface are some very deep and powerful ideas.

Most Up-Lifting Verses: Nobody Loves Me

Most Up-Lifting Verses:
This is a series of posts on some of the most up-lifting verses in the Bible. In this post, I’ll cover an idea or concept.

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Nobody Loves Me
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I have mentioned before that I have a bunch of verses on my cubical wall. Someone, I don’t member who, sent the list to me in an email several years ago and they have been a “God send”.  The list is broken into three columns “You Say” (the issue), “God Says” (the solution) and “Bible Verses” (the proof). After reading Dan Durham’s Facebook post (http://www.facebook.com/dan.durham.315/posts/4977131472168) on the approaching holidays and the lonely ones around us, I looked at my list to see if there was anything in that category and this jumped out at me: “You Say: ‘Nobody Loves Me’ God Says: ‘I Love You’” and lists John 3:16.

I think that there are a lot of other verses that should go with John 3:16 so I’ll add these...

The Sprit of God

In the King James, Gen.1:2b says "the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." Was this "God the Spirit"- a third of the trinity - or - the power & presence of God Himself? Let’s see how it reads in some other translations. "And God's spirit hovered over the water` (no capital "S" for "spirit") — from the Jerusalem Bible. The respected Revised Standard Version says "the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters" with a footnote for "Spirit" saying "Or wind’. (So if you go with the footnote in the RSV, it says "the wind of God...

Most Up-Lifting Verses: Proverbs 3:5-6

Most Up-Lifting Verses:
This is a series of posts on some of the most up-lifting verses in the Bible.
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Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
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My take:
As in other articles, I’m going to break this one into a couple of bites.

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