A Prayer Prompted by Christ’s Teaching in Matthew 18

Heavenly Father,

Teach us to exercise the faith of a child toward you. Help us to be innocent, trusting and not afraid to ask you for what we need.

Help us to take sin very seriously, so that we will carefully avoid temptation. Further please prevent us from tempting others through our words and actions.  On the contrary, let us join with you in going out to seek the one lost sheep of your flock who is going astray.

When we feel that someone has sinned against us, or has need of some form of correction, give us the power to not respond out of anger or frustration.  Help us rather to correct that person with the goal of restoration in mind. And remind us to follow your instructions as to the best way to make that restoration a reality.  And then, most of all, help us to be forgiving people, always aware of how much we have been forgiven by you.

You truly have released us from a debt we could never pay, by having Jesus Christ pay for our sins on the cross.  May our lives reflect your grace, your goodness and your compassion.

In Christ,

Amen

39 Books: Hosea – Spiritual Adultery

39 Bks Torah Scroll WhiteHosea – Spiritual Adultery

The prophet Hosea’s life looked a lot like his message.  His failed marriage ultimately points us to the faithfulness of God.

28 Hosea.pdf                  28 Hosea.mp3

Central Streaming: A New Heart

The_Vision_of_The_Valley_of_The_Dry_Bones-810x557Today we connect an Old Testament prophecy with its New Testament theology, binding them together with the event that makes it all possible..

Ezekiel 11.17-20.pdf     Ezekiel 11.17-20.mp3

Central Streaming: Training a Prophet

jeremiah

The only way to know God more fully is to obey what we have discerned, then we shall know something more.
– Oswald Chambers (1874 – 1917),
YMCA Chaplain in Egypt

Jeremiah 11-12.pdf     Jeremiah 11-12.mp3

Central Streaming: Man of Sorrows

Logo 1

God is going to reveal his strength – his strong arm – in an unbelievable way.  What does the powerful arm of God look like? It looks like Jesus – humiliated, rejected and beaten, and then dying on a cross.

Isaiah 53.pdf                Isaiah 53.mp3

The Prophet Isaiah