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Prayer of Examen

Prayer of Examen originally published at https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/prayer-of-examen/  English Español 한국어 简体中文 Shares   + The Prayer of Examen is a spiritual practice of reviewing the day to retune ourselves to the sacred in ordinary life. Usually lasting 15–20 minutes and done in the evening, the prayer prompts us to remember God’s presence, express gratitude,…

The deity of Jesus in Jude

A second title worth exploring is the ascription of deity to Jesus in verse 25.  The passage “begins, “to the only God,” echoing the distinctive Jewish confession passed down through the centuries.”[1]  Deuteronomy 6:4 declares, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.”  This central doctrine of the Old Testament is foundational to monotheism.  There is only…

Oswald Chambers on Total Surrender

This post originally published at https://utmost.org/total-surrender/ March 12 Total Surrender By Oswald Chambers Peter began to say to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You.” —Mark 10:28 Our Lord replies to this statement of Peter by saying that this surrender is “for My sake and the gospel’s” (Mark 10:29). It was not for the purpose of what the…

The second Triad of names for Jesus in Jude

In the final triad of names, Jude uses the more explicit our Lord Jesus Christ(17, 21) and a variation that carries the same meaning Jesus Christ our Lord (24).  These three usages build upon the first triad but make it more explicit that Jesus Christ is always the Lord of believers and it is He who brings mercy and eternal life (21) as well as being the one through whom…

Looking More Like Jesus, Step by Step

Looking More Like Jesus, Step by Step By Pastor Scott Roberts Have you ever wanted to look more like Jesus, but didn’t know where to begin? Have you ever talked with a friend who was seeking advice about how to change an aspect of their character, but were unsure of what to tell them? This month, we will look briefly at the doctrine of progressive sanctification and…

The First Triad of Jesus’ Names in Jude

Jude refers to Jesus by three names: Jesus (5, 6)[1], Jesus Christ(1 – 2x, 4); and our Lord Jesus Christ (17, 21, 24).  It is worth noting that Jude often uses threes in his letter and this is but one example of three different ways of referring to the Lord.  For example, the recipients of the letter are thrice designated: ‘called’, ‘beloved’ and ‘kept’ (1).  There are…

Counseling Models Compared

Counseling Models Compared By Pastor Scott Roberts As we consider what Biblical Counseling is, it is important to understand the various models currently practiced in the world of psychology. Though not as popular today as it was in past decades among professionals, Sigmund Freud’s view of man and psychology are popularized by many seeking to overturn Christian morality.…