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22 May

Accessing God’s Abundant Grace

The first greeting with which Paul begins each of his epistles is grace, and he uses it with its full Christian meaning. Grace! God’s grace! The unmerited favor of God toward humanity. It seems unnecessary to have to emphasize that grace is unmerited, for that is the definition of grace. Yet we must emphasize it. […]

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22 May

Developing a Good Prayer Life

I remember a poem in the Ladies Home Journal where a group of men argued around the cracker barrel about the best way to pray. Some said the best way to pray was standing up with eyes open to heaven. Others argued that it was best to pray with head bowed; others said prostrate, or […]

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22 May

A Deeper Look at the Sermon on the Mount

There are three general questions about Jesus’ Beatitudes which need to be asked. These concern the people described, the qualities commended and the blessings promised. The People Described The Beatitudes set forth the balanced and variegated character of Christian people. These are not eight separate and distinct groups of disciples, some of whom are meek, […]

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