2015-04-26 Ester

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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.

Nobody Loves Me

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.
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.”

My take:
As in other articles, I’m going to break this one into a couple of bites.