GOD’S WORD FOR YOU COLOSSIANS 1:3 Part 2 Paul’s Thanksgiving and Prayer 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, What is prayer? Prayer is a request, a statement of thanks, or a petition made to God. Some prayers come closer to a statement of faith (a confession or creed) and might be prayed without any requests act all. Prayer is communication from the one praying, to God. God promises to hear the prayers of his children (John 16:23; 1 John 5:14) but......
GOD’S WORD FOR YOU PSALM 71:19-21 19 Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, you who have done great things. O God, who is like you? “Righteousness” is one of God’s attributes as our Sovereign King, our Maker. His authority is supreme in all things, and his judgment is always the final and only word. This is why we say his righteousness reaches to the skies. Marom (מָרוֹם) means any sort of height, whether the sky (Isaiah 24:18,21) or the top of a mountain (2 Kings 19:23; Isaiah 22:14). It can......
GOD’S WORD FOR YOU LUKE 4:42-44 42 When it was day, Jesus went out to a lonely place. The crowds were looking for him, and when they came to him they started trying to prevent him from leaving them. It’s doubtful that Jesus was healing the good people of Capernaum all night long. At some point, it would have been too late for too many more to arrive, although there might have been a few late night knocks on the door. Doubtless Jesus simply attended to them, but at last it was......
GOD’S WORD FOR YOU LUKE 4:40-41 40 As the sun was setting, they brought to him all who were sick with various diseases. He laid his hands on each one of them and healed them. 41 Demons also came out of many people, crying out, “You are the Son of God!” He rebuked them and did not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ. “As the sun was setting” tells us that the Sabbath was at an end, and people could travel from more distant places. News......
GOD’S WORD FOR YOU JUDGES 13:6-8 6 Then the woman went to her husband and said, “A man of God came to me. He looked like a angel of God—so terrifying! I didn’t ask him where he came from, and he didn’t tell me his name. 7 He said to me, ‘You will conceive and give birth to a son. Therefore, do not drink any wine or beer, and do not eat anything unclean, because the boy will be a Nazirite to God from birth until the day of his death.’” 8......