The Bible lists Jesus praying in many places. Below are a few.
Unscramble each of the clue words. Copy the letters in the numbered cells to other cells with the same number to get the final word.
How often during the day do you talk to your best friend? Do you like spending time together? Do you meet every day? What do you speak about when you meet?
We speak differently with different people. To our parents and teachers we speak respectfully, to strangers rarely, to our peers familiarly but a conversation between close friends is much more intimate. Best friends share everything.
Personal prayer is all of the above and more. The sweetness of our prayer with Jesus is directly proportionate to the love we have for Him and the awareness of His incredible love for us.
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1. Disciple who denied Jesus yet repented and returned to Him
2. King who got a man killed to cover up his sin
3. Parable showing how much God loves us and saves us when we believe in Jesus and repent of our sins
1. Parable about living a full life with God and apart from material desires
4. This man persecuted early Christians
Two men were crucified at the same time as Jesus, one on his right hand and one on his left. Though the Bible does not mention their names, tradition has it that the penitent thief commonly referred to as the “good thief” was named Dismas. The other thief’s name was Gestas.
Lent is a season for purification and renewal. Fasting, physical and spiritual, helps to achieve this goal. Some of the physical fasts could be from: soda, junk food, candy, salty snacks, fast food, ice cream, eating in restaurants and online games. Spiritual fasts include avoiding criticism, bullying, self-pity, yelling, laziness and arguing.
True repentance is admitting we have sinned, being sorry because we know that we have hurt someone and we make a promise not to sin again with God’s help.
There are two beautiful stories in the Bible that help us to understand the meaning of repentance and the difference between perfect and imperfect repentance. One story is the parable of the Prodigal Son and the other is the encounter between Jesus and Zacchaeus the tax collector.
In the Parable of the Prodigal Son the young man repented for his sins against his father only after he had spent all his money on sinful pleasures and had More >