The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 107

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 107: Your prayers reveal your trust in Him. Photo by Chris Nemeth on Unsplash For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Matthew 6:13 NKJV The last line of the Lord's Prayer is not in every ancient manuscript, and most translations insert … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 107

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 106

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 106: Prayer helps you through tests of faith. Photo by Nguyen Dang Hoang Nhu on Unsplash “...And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Matthew 6:13 ESV The Greek translated as temptation also means a trial or proving, something serving as a test.[1] Temptations … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 106

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 105

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 105: Praying for and receiving forgiveness in Jesus’s name frees you to forgive others. Photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash “...and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. ...” Matthew 6:12 NLT Jesus teaches His disciples to ask His Father for … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 105

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 104

107 truths about God, the world, and you.  104: By prayer, you acknowledge your daily need for God’s grace. Photo by montatip lilitsanong on Unsplash “Give us this day our daily bread...” Matthew 6:11 ESV The prayer Jesus teaches consists of six requests in two parts. The first three concern God and His place in … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 104

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 103

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 103: Praying for God’s will to be done transforms your desires. Photo by Letizia Bordoni on Unsplash “...your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10 ESV Praying for God’s will to be accomplished on earth is something Jesus teaches His disciples. By … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 103

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 102

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 102: Your prayers influence the world’s prevailing powers. Photo by Nils Nedel on Unsplash “Your kingdom come...” Matthew 6:10 ESV Jesus teaches His disciples to pray for God’s Kingdom to enter the world. The Greek translated as kingdom doesn’t refer to a physical place with borders, but the ruling … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 102

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 101

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 101: Order your life aright, pray first for God to be glorified. Photo by Rainier Ridao on Unsplash “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” Matthew 6:9 ESV At the top of our prayer list is seeking God’s honor and glory, for this is our primary … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 101

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 100

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 100: God is our Father, talk to Him as your Dad. Photo by Tim Cooper on Unsplash Pray then like this: Our Father in heaven... Matthew 6:9 ESV We address God as Father in prayer, recognizing Him as Creator and Keeper of all things, but for those … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 100

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 97

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 97: Before you take Communion, take time to examine your life. Photo by Firmbee.com on Unsplash Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 97

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 93

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 93: Jesus fulfilled the old law to make you new. Photo by shraga kopstein on Unsplash In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, having … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 93