Figs and Robbers

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It’s the Monday of Jesus’ final week on this planet.

Yesterday, Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem caused quite a stir. Today, the stir grows into an outright uproar resulting in the religious leaders wanting to kill him.

Jesus was on his way back into the city. Here’s what happened next:

Humble Prayer

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Yesterday, Jesus provided a parable about the power of persistent prayer. Today, he preaches about the problem of proud praying:

Pray Pray Pray

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Jesus told his disciples this parable about persistent prayer:

ASK

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Yesterday, Jesus taught us how to pray. Today, he expands on that teaching:

“Lord, teach us to pray.”

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One day, Jesus was praying. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

Jesus, echoing what he said here in the Sermon on the Mount, replied with 38 of the most beautiful words ever spoken. Pray through each and every one of them right now with all your .

Everything Is Possible For Those Who Believe

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After the Transfiguration, Jesus, Peter, John and James came back down the mountain where they encountered the other disciples arguing with some religious experts in the midst of a crowd. Here’s what happened:

God Gives Good Gifts

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To me, there’s nothing more comforting than today’s words from Jesus:

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to  your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

(Matthew 7:7-11)