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August 12

What Does God Say When People Pray (Part 3)

2 Cor. 12:8–9

“Concerning this I entreated the Lord three times that it might depart from me. [9] And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”

Every Christian knows the sheer delight of answered prayer. Regardless of how long you’ve been saved, I know you’ve had at least one prayer answered-the “sinner’s prayer.” If you’ve been a Christian any length of time, you’ve also experienced the frustration of unanswered prayer.

You’ve read verses like, Jeremiah 33:3NIV“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Or Ephesians. 3:20NIV “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,” and claimed them for your need. But when the dust was settled, your need remained …

Get Multi

August 12

Get Multi

Galatians 2:11–13

“But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. [12] For prior to the coming of certain men from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing the party of the circumcision. [13] And the rest of the Jews joined him in hypocrisy, with the result that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy.”

“Birds of a feather,” they say, “flock together.” It is natural for people who have something in common to want to hang out together and spend time with one another. I suppose there isn’t anything sinister or evil about that, but there is a point where this attitude can cross the line of acceptability. Especially when it stops clustering people together and starts dividing them. We live in an age of enlightenment-where we strive for equality and celebrate diversity-something, I might add, is more easily said than done.

In an article for Newsweek, …