Daily Archives: October 17, 2017

THE LORD’S PRAYER

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Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4 

     Jesus’ disciples had seen him pray many times. They must have made the connection between Jesus’ intense prayer life and the power he showed in every aspect of life. Finally, one disciple asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. Jesus gave them a simple, yet powerful, prayer that has come to be known as “The Lord’s Prayer.”

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SIGNS & SYMBOLS OF THE BIBLE (BAPTISM)

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Purification rituals involving water were common in ancient religious, so baptism would not have seemed like a practice that was peculiar to the early Christian church. For them, however, it was a once-for-all ritual washing rather than a repeated act. It is now a symbolic washing away sins upon conversion to faith in Christ. John the Baptist

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SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (PROVERBS 21:1-12) LEARN BY LISTENING

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1. The King’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

2. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

3. To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

4. An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

5. The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

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