Archives: January 2013

A special verse to carry you through 2013

The coming of a new year brings with it moments of reflection. We look back over past years, the ups and downs, and look ahead with a hope of new possibilities.

Enjoy a musical theme to the Lord’s Prayer that brings Jesus’ words to life

Jesus’ instruction on prayer in Matthew chapter six has become an integral part of Christian teaching. But when the words become routine, their meaning can be lost.

Discover that the Lord still cares about providing for His children today

When you read the biblical accounts of Jesus’ life, you witness His immense love for people, and His desire to provide for their basic needs.

Finding the implications of Jesus’ prayer, “Give us this day our daily bread”

It’s hard to imagine that the God of the universe cares about our smallest needs. Yet Scripture reminds us that not only does He care, but we can trust Him to provide!

Personal experiences of God meeting us in our deepest need

Our economy is struggling. Jobs are scarce. Families are tightening their belts, trying to make ends meet. Perhaps you feel the pinch in your own home.

Tangible ways followers of God can respond to the needs in their community

All throughout the world there are families in need. There are homes that don’t have food on the table every night.

Find evidence in Scripture of God’s care for His people

Our basic needs, food, shelter, clothing, all seem so trivial in the grand scheme of things. And yet, Jesus made a point of teaching that God does care about our needs—trivial or not.

What Jesus meant when He said “Give us this day our daily bread”

When we go to the grocery store we buy enough to last us a week, or even a month! But in Jesus’ day, people had to find provision on a daily basis.

Discover the importance of community in the Lord’s Prayer

When we choose to follow God we become part of the community of believers. As members of the larger body of Christ, we discover a whole new dimension to Jesus’ prayer, “Give us this day our daily bread.”

How the Lord’s Prayer impacts our lives both when we’re in need, and when we have plenty

When your cupboards are stocked, your bank accounts sufficient, and your blessings abundant, can you sincerely pray for “daily bread”? A fresh take on Jesus’ words, “Give us this day our daily bread.”

Discover what our responsibility is for the “daily bread” we have

While many people in the world struggle to supply their basic needs, others are abundantly blessed. Let's explore why some are blessed with more.

Let’s look at the ways God provides for His people today

When the Israelites asked God for bread, He brought down manna from the sky. But when we pray “Give us this day our daily bread” food doesn’t rain from the heavens! The Lord’s provision may be the same, but His methods are different.

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How Jesus lived out the Lord’s Prayer and how we can follow in His footsteps

As our ultimate example, we strive to follow Jesus’ model for working, eating, playing, and praying.

Gain a better understanding of what sin really is

It’s been said that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Let's look at a few biblical illustrations that help us gain a better understanding of what “sin” really is. Painting a challenging, but helpful portrait.