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Day 36 of 50 Days of Prayer

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Day 36: Aren’t all religions just different ways of seeing God?

Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.
“If you take away the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, ~ Isaiah 58:9
Though various religions may seek and even understand part of the truth, their contradictory nature means they can’t all be completely true.

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Day 35 of 50 Days of Prayer

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Day 35: Isn’t Christianity just about being a good person?

 To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” ~ Isaiah 61:3

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Day 34 of 50 Days of prayer

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Day 34: Are there absolutes in good and evil, or right and wrong?

To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God: To comfort all who mourn. ~ Isaiah 61:2
Without an absolute, universal, and infinite foundation, there can be no absolute right or wrong.

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Day 33 of 50 Days of Prayer

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Day 33: What is sin?

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because He has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent me to Heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound. ~ Isaiah 61:1
Sin came into the world through the rebellion of God’s created beings.
Sin is any thought, word, or action that breaks God’s law of love.

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Day 32 of 50 Days of Prayer

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Day 32: How do we know God is a God of love?

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth. ~ Acts 1:8
“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his
friends.” —John 15:13

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Day 31 of 50 Days of Prayer

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Day 31: What does it mean to follow Jesus?

And when they prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken, and they were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word with boldness. ~ Acts 4:31
Following Jesus is not easy and doesn’t always feel “safe,” but it’s the adventure of a lifetime. To follow Jesus means truly living.

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Day 30 of 50 Days of Prayer

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Day 30: Who cares if there’s a God?

“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” ~ Matthew 18:19

Whether we like it or not, each of us has a vested interest in whether
or not God exists. And the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Picture a man who invests every cent he has into starting a small business.
It’s a high-risk venture. If it succeeds, the profits could exceed his
wildest expectations. But if it fails, he could end up bankrupt and destitute.
It would be ludicrous for such a man to have an attitude of total
indifference toward his investment. And yet that is exactly the attitude
many take regarding the existence of God.
Some argue that they never personally invested anything in the question
of whether or not God exists. They plead neutrality, preferring to
sit on the sidelines, refusing to choose one team or the other. But the
reality is, while alive, we’re all playing the game.
Every day of our lives, we make a decision for or against God. The
wager has already been made. As the seventeenth-century French
thinker Blaise Pascal once said, “We’re already committed.”
With God, the stakes are extraordinarily high. He demands wholehearted
devotion from us. He doesn’t just want our Sunday mornings
or 10 percent of our paychecks; he wants our entire lives. But if we
are willing to make that kind of investment, we will reap an everlasting
reward.
AGREEING WITH SOMEONE IN PRAYER
IS LIKE GETTING YOUR PRAYER NOTARIZED.


Day 29 of 50 Days of Prayer

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Day 29: How can I know God’s will for me?

“Assuredly I say to you, Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth, will be loosed in heaven.” ~ Matthew 18:18
Knowing God’s will for you is a matter of discerning your unique gifts,
passions, and needs.
Taking a long trip without planning the route or using a map can be
incredibly frustrating. You may find yourself frequently hitting dead
ends or making wrong turns, taking far more time than you had
hoped.
Many of us experience the same frustration in life. We wish we knew
what direction to pursue––we wish that God would just tell us where
to go.
In a general sense, the Bible does provide a road map. It tells us what
God requires of every human—what we ought to believe and how
we ought to live. These things are obviously extremely important. But
when we get down to the level of God’s will for particular individuals,
things get a little trickier.
The Bible won’t tell us what career to pursue or whom we should marry.
But it does tell us that God has equipped each person in a unique
way with particular gifts (see 1 Corinthians 12:4–31). Discerning those
gifts takes time, and it may involve trial and error. But as we learn to
identify our passions and strengths, keep our eyes open to the needs
around us, and receive counsel from fellow believers, we will come to
a better understanding of God’s will for us.
A.W. TOZER WROTE, “WHAT COMES INTO OUR MINDS
WHEN WE THINK ABOUT GOD IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR US.”


Day 28 of 50 Days of Prayer

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Day 28: What happens when I die?

And on the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berachah, for there they blessed the LORD; therefore the name of that place was called The Valley of Berachah until this day. ~ 2 Chronicles 20:26

 The Bible teaches only two destinations for humans after death. Each is dependent on our response to the gospel of God’s grace.


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