A Prayer Prompted by Luke 13

Heavenly Father,

At present, we see that good and bad things happen to both good and bad people.

We accept the way that you maintain your control over the world, allowing evil and tragedy to exist side-by-side with everything that is good.  Even within the church, the living expression of Christ’s life on earth, we see that there is corruption.  Help us not to be a part of that problem, but rather be part of the solution.

Help us not to trust in ourselves, in our own goodness, merit or virtue or righteous works.  We see that before your holiness, the only safe way to approach you is in humility, admitting our guilt and seeing our need for repentance.

Forgive us of our sins, fill us with your Spirit.  Help us to live completely for you, relying on your power, the power of Christ’s resurrection life at work with us.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

Matthew 2 Verse by Verse

Matt photoIn Matthew 2 we get the story of the wise men or magi and related events.  Herod’s desire to kill Jesus takes the family to Egypt for a time.

Matthew 02.pdf                 

Matthew 02.mp3

Palmer St. Podcast: When God Hides

The Book of Job confronts problems that we may not want to think about:

  • The Problem of Evil
  • The Problem of Suffering
  • The Problem of the Silence of God

Any Christian who masters the Book of Job goes a long way toward ensuring success in the Christian life.

Job 1-2.mp3

Job 1-2.pdf

Job 1-2.pptx