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 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 98

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 98: Your prayers are an offering of faith. Photo by Scott Evans on Unsplash “...Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in my name, I will do it....” – Jesus John … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 98

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 96

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 96: In Communion you agree to receive His life. Photo by David Weber on Unsplash While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 96

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 88

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 88: Jesus communicates His blessings to you through practices of grace. Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash All the believers devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. A deep sense of awe came … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 88

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 87

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 87: Seeing your sin opens the door to life. Photo by valérie faiola on Unsplash Then I said, “It’s all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man. I have filthy lips, and I live among a people with filthy lips, yet I have seen … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 87