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Jesus’ example in prayer
Oct
27

Jesus’ example in prayer


We often connect Lazarus’ story in John 11:1-44 to the story found in Luke 10:38-42 that reveals the difference between how Mary and Martha responded to Jesus . . . Mary is pictured as the one who sits at... read more »

October 27, 2014
Oct
27

October 27, 2014

by Today's Conversation (9 comments)

What’s a question you wrestle with—one for which you would love to receive an answer from God? ... read more »

you choose Q: what’s the mission of the church?
Oct
07

you choose Q: what’s the mission of the church?

by an odj community member (2 comments)

Q; What’s the mission of the church?  —Sean A: The church is a holy priesthood. As a body, it shares the gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost and intercedes with God for an unbelieving world (1 Peter... read more »

persevere in prayer
Oct
03

persevere in prayer

by Roxanne Robbins (4 comments)

My friends’ marriage is on the rocks. For months, as they received counseling, I thought they were going to make it. But now I’m full of doubt. Things have turned so sour in their relationship that last... read more »

widows and children
Sep
30

widows and children

by K. T. Sim (5 comments)

Widows were the epitome of the destitute and desperate in ancient Jewish society. In his gospel, Luke often wrote of widows and their journeys of faith: the prophetess Anna who saw the newborn Messiah (Luke... read more »

August 18, 2014
Aug
18

August 18, 2014

by Today's Conversation (4 comments)

How important is silence and solitude in your life? How do you practice them? ... read more »

sleepless nights
Aug
04

sleepless nights

by Jeff Olson (3 comments)

Sleep. It’s one of the most underrated pleasures in life. There’s nothing like a good night’s rest or napping on a rainy day. My bed feels like a refuge—a small sanctuary from the cares of life. On some... read more »

prayer for revival
Jun
26

prayer for revival

by marvin williams (4 comments)

Blasio Kugosi was tired. This schoolteacher from Rwanda was tired of simply sitting back in quiet discouragement over the lack of spiritual fervor in the church and his own spiritual life. So in 1935, Kugosi... read more »

the words we pray
May
25

the words we pray

by Jeff Olson (2 comments)

As I was growing up, my parents made sure we prayed before evening meals. Sitting around the kitchen table, my siblings and I would bow our heads as either Dad or Mom would pray. I remember liking it when Dad... read more »

a gentle Father
May
15

a gentle Father


During a difficult season of life when I questioned God’s kindness and care, many believers in Jesus came alongside me. They allowed me to be real with my struggles, but refused to let me dwell on them. They... read more »


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