Mercy & Me

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Since the day the humble tax collector cried, “God, have mercy on me, a sinner” the faithful in Christ have been doing the same. There are plenty of reasons to regularly pray, “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” But, I’ll limit it to three: 1. It is a practical way to “pray without ceasing.” … Read More

AWANA And the Quest For Spiritual Knowledge

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I watched this clip from The Andy Griffith Show a couple weeks ago and, with my convoluted mind, thought of Awana. How many kids, sitting in front of their Awana leader, try to recall the words to verses they thought they’d memorized? Awana is very strict about “word-for-word” memory and only a couple “helps.” I wonder how many kids were … Read More

Learning About (Spiritual) Blindness From a Blind Man

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“Was blind, but now I see,” writes John Newton (1725-1805) in the most-popular hymn, Amazing Grace. As Jesus walked near Jericho, a blind man yelled out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” People around him tried to get him to shut up. He cried out even louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped. He wanted … Read More