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Powered by 4 - May 3, 2011

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Tuesday, May 3

The Right Approach

today's reading.
Jeremiah 33:3Ephesians 2:11-21Luke 18:9-14    Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known...

think about it.
What did Jesus do to give us access to God (Ephesians 2:13-16)? What does this mean for us as we pray (2:18-21)? How has Jesus brought you peace? In Luke 18, to whom was the second parable directed (18:9)? How do you see their problem illustrated (Luke 18:10-13)? Which person in this parable best reflects your approach to God?

the blog.
What an example we're given by a "sinner" in Luke 18:9-14. This is the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector and their different approaches to praying. The Pharisee is...well what we'd expect to see from a Pharisee. Suffice it to say, he doesn't provide us with a good example. But then we get to the tax collector. Now we're talking! This is most certainly an example I want to follow.

So what did this parable show you about how to pray? What about the attitude you bring to pray? Was there anything from the tax collector's example that you want to put into practice? Tami W.

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