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Discover why perseverance is so important when it comes to prayer!

It can be annoying when kids pester us with the same questions over and over again. But our heavenly Father welcomes such tenacious persistence from His children! An insightful lesson from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

Jesus’ claims about prayer in context of the entire Sermon on the Mount

Jesus said, “Ask and you shall receive.” So why do some prayers seem to go unanswered? Will we receive everything we ask for?

Biblical encouragement concerning our daily struggle with sin

Satan has had centuries to perfect his crafty strategies, and has the resources to implement his devious plans. What chance do we possibly have against such an insurmountable enemy? If you’ve put your faith in Jesus, you have resources too! Resources that can help you win the battle.

Why a self-assured pride in our own abilities is a clever trap designed by our Enemy!

Our culture considers it an admirable quality to think, “I can do this by myself!” That it’s the sign of healthy self-esteem. A study on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

An eye-opening discussion you don’t want to miss

There are many kinds of temptations. Some are obvious appeals to sin. But other enticements may seem perfectly logical and reasonable in the moment! Let's discuss how the Enemy tempts us to “throw our pearls before swine.”

Let’s explore a section of the Sermon on the Mount talking about pearls and pigs

Occasionally, we may come up against a Scripture passage that is difficult to interpret. When that happens we say there are some practical steps we can follow to help us see the meaning clearly.

Discover the meaning behind Jesus’ metaphors

In the middle of His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus turned to His followers and gave them a seemingly odd piece of advice; “Don’t feed your pearls to your pigs.” We're putting the pieces together.

A unique biblical perspective to help us see the Sermon on the Mount clearly!

Wear the wrong pair of glasses and everything appears fuzzy. But put on the right pair of lenses and images come into focus. A helpful outline of Jesus’ teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.

Discover the threads from Jesus’ well-known sermon, to see how it all ties together

Take a cursory glance at the Sermon on the Mount, and it seems Jesus was preaching on a host of unrelated topics! See this passage in Matthew in a whole new way.

Discover the power of grace

Some of us explode in anger when we’re hurt. Others quietly seethe and turn a cold shoulder to those who’ve wounded them. Let's explain how embracing a spirit of forgiveness helps us deal with, and overcome, those destructive feelings.

Discover the meaning of forgiveness and the impact it has on our relationships

Many think forgiveness is all about saying “I’m sorry” or avoiding consequences. But according to Jesus’ teaching in Scripture, true forgiveness is centered around restoring relationships.

How the original ending of the Lord’s Prayer reinforces an important biblical principle

Most of us learned to end the Lord’s Prayer with the phrase, “Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever, Amen.” Yet if you look at Jesus’ teaching of the prayer in Scripture you’ll find a very different ending!

Turn to the Lord’s Prayer and discover how to communicate with God

Have you ever gone to a church meeting and felt the prayer time went too long? Perhaps you’ve run out of words to say, and fear your prayer loses meaning because of its brevity.

What can we learn from Jesus’ model for prayer?

At a little over 50 words, the Lord’s Prayer is a brief passage of Scripture. Yet these verses contain an abundance of insight on how to communicate with our heavenly Father!

Discover the power of an “Amen”

“Amen” is a common word we hear in sermons and tagged at the end of all of our prayers, but do we understand what this word actually means? Let's investigate the significance of this small phrase, and how it can impact our communication with God.