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Bible studies and lessons

PRAYING ERNESTLY

Lesson 7 – Colossians We seldom use the word “earnestly”, do we? You might think of other words like soberly or fervently when you hear it. It has a very strong word meaning – “determined or passionate, not trivial or petty.” It infers that you are very serious about the subject or concern that you…Continue Reading

PRAYING WITH JOY

Lesson 6 – Philippians Do you think there is a difference between happiness and joy?  What makes you happy?  What gives you joy?  Do you use the words interchangeably or do you make a distinction between the two of them in your mind and conversation?  Webster’s dictionary indicates that happiness is characterized by luck, good…Continue Reading

PRAYING WITH HUMILITY

Lesson 5 – Ephesians, Part 2 If you wanted guidance or advice about your prayer life, to whom would you go?  You might know a friend or a spiritual director who could give you some helpful insight or ideas.  There are certainly excellent books that you could read and find many wonderful suggestions.  There is…Continue Reading

PRAYING WITH EXPECTATION

Lesson 4 – Ephesians, Part 1 One of the delightful things about young children is their enthusiasm and joy when they realize that something special is about to happen.  It might be Christmas or the first day of kindergarten, but it could also be something that would be quite ordinary to most adults, like going…Continue Reading

PRAYING WITH HOPE

Lesson 3 – Romans Did you know “that you and I could probably live 40 days without food, 8 days without water, 4 minutes without air, but only a few seconds without hope”?  What is it about hope that makes it so essential to our lives?  The anticipation that tomorrow will be better, that change…Continue Reading

PRAYING WITH PERSEVERANCE

Lesson 2 – II Thessalonians How many synonyms can you recall for the word “perseverance”?  Perhaps the words persistence or tenacity come to your mind.  How about the idea of indefatigability or stick-to-itiveness?   The dictionary defines this quality of character as “the ability to hold to a course of action, belief, or purpose without giving…Continue Reading

PRAYING with THANKSGIVING –

Lesson 1 – I Thessalonians How does it make you feel when someone expresses their gratitude to you for a trait which they admire about you?  It is always nice when you receive a word or note of appreciation for a gift or a specific act of kindness or helpfulness, but when your family or…Continue Reading

GET READY, GET SET, GO

Get Ready – What would it take to deepen and strengthen your relationship with Jesus?  Could it be that prayer might be a very strategic way to move forward?   “Nobody who has grown in the life of God has neglected prayer.” (W. Sangster)  What are the desires of your heart? Get Set –    The introduction…Continue Reading