When prayer moves God’s heart to mercy

When prayer moves God’s heart to mercy

We have talked about the prayers of the humbled (publican) and the prayers of criminals (thief). Oftentimes, when we hear about prayer, we immediately think about personal prayer. However, the Bible does contain examples of prayers at the national level. Prayer...
The prayer of a thief

The prayer of a thief

Not many look up to a thief, save for maybe aspiring thieves. They are responsible for the heartbreak of many a family, lacking remorse in their senseless yet intentional stealing. Some may reform through calculated methods, while for others it cements this new...
God Be Merciful To Me, a Sinner

God Be Merciful To Me, a Sinner

Special occasions are often special for the event they celebrate. If you grew up in a religious context, perhaps you have noticed that prayers seem to sound differently around such events. For example, does the prayer before Thanksgiving or Christmas include much more...
The First Great Disappointment

The First Great Disappointment

In Luke 24 we read the story that this day, Resurrection day, symbolizes. It is the story of how everyone discovered that Jesus had indeed risen. If you recall the story everyone felt down because Jesus died. He was supposed to be their Savior! He was supposed to...
The Trade Invitation

The Trade Invitation

Recently in the news you may have heard about concerns regarding trade. From the now defunct Trans Pacific Partnership to existing ones like NAFTA, concern across the board centers around the fairness of such trade deals. Is there really a trade? What do we get in...

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