Archive for December, 2014

Praying through the Bible #157 – Nehemiah 13 – A Prayer of Last Things

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

If you knew death was quickly approaching, how would you spend your last days? Nehemiah has served as governor for 12 years (Nehemiah 1.1; 5.14; 13.6). The last chapter of this topical biography is saying good bye to its readers; and sounds like what a good last few days should be: filled with corrections, reflections […]

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Praying through the Bible #156 – Nehemiah 9 – A Prayer that is Praying the Bible

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Have you prayed the Bible? Have you taken entire books or significant sections as an outline for your prayer? This is amazingly what we see the Levites doing in Nehemiah 9. They had just “read from the book of the law of the LORD their God for a fourth of the day and spent another […]

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Wonders from the Word – 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 – Preaching, Proclaiming, or Betraying

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Each gospel account makes mention of Jesus being betrayed by Judas. Paul makes mention of Jesus being betrayed in correcting the Lord’s Supper. Is this just a fact to Paul, or it is part of his overall lesson? Unnoticeable in most translations, but the same Greek word is used for Paul who “delivered” or “passed […]

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Praying through the Bible #155 – Nehemiah 8 – A Prayer that is Revival

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Opening our Bibles to Nehemiah 8 shows us that the Jews were opening their “Bibles” (8.1). The result is a revival. “Revival” is used today to describe an event instead of a result. Churches have “revivals” with no revivals. One curmudgeon suggested we shouldn’t call these special meetings “revivals” because a church can’t be revived […]

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