Asking Can Be Hard 7: Sunday Selah

Asking Can Be Hard Day 7: Sunday Selah We’ve looked this week at asking questions, and Jesus was no stranger to asking them Himself. In fact, we have recorded 307 questions that Jesus asked while He was here on earth. He did not ask them because He didn’t know the answers, but rather to prompt others to think more deeply and respond in faith. But this one question Jesus asked is what…

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Asking Can Be Hard 6: Weekly Thoughts

Asking Can Be Hard Day 6: Weekly Thoughts Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7, ESV) You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. (James 4:3, ESV) This week, we’ve been looking at five different things we may ask: questions we may have, prayer for ourselves, marriage proposals,…

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Asking Can Be Hard 5: Asking for Help

Asking Can Be Hard Day 5: Asking for Help Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” (Genesis 2:18, ESV) Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2, ESV) My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly…

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Asking Can Be Hard 4: Asking for Forgiveness

Asking Can Be Hard Day 4: Asking for Forgiveness Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32, ESV) Bearing with one another, and if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. (Colossians 3:13, ESV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and…

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Asking Can Be Hard 3: Asking the Big Question—Proposals

Asking Can Be Hard Day 3: Asking the Big Question—Proposals He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD. (Proverbs 18:22, ESV) Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14, ESV) What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate. (Mark 10:9, ESV) Perhaps the most intimidating moment for…

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Asking Can Be Hard 2: Asking for Prayer

Asking Can Be Hard Day 2: Asking for Prayer Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. (Hebrews 13:18, ESV) I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf. (Romans 15:30, ESV) And this is the confidence that we…

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Asking Can Be Hard 1: Asking Questions

Asking Can Be Hard Day 1: Asking Questions Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. (Jeremiah 33:3, ESV) Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7, ESV) I sat in the classroom with what I’m sure was a puzzled look on my face.…

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