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Two weeks ago I wrote “.”

This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Pray for someone.

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Here are two small works that my wife and I enjoyed for our devotionals together.  You might find them edifying as well.

Michael Reeves. Enjoy your prayer life.  Leyland, UK: 10Publishing, March 10th 2014.  46 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster | Amazon

Are you looking for a good book that would increase your appetite for prayer or maybe a work that would encourage you to think more biblically about prayer?  Personally I think most people can always grow in prayer; I know that’s certainly true for me.  This book is what I would recommend!  Michael Reeves have written other helpful spiritual books for the general reading audience and this work is no different; it is biblically solid while being practical but practical in a worshipful and God reverential way.

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We continue with our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” and this week’s review of children’s book is a Christian book on prayer that kids and parents would appreciate!

Nancy Guthrie. What Every Child Should Know About Prayer.  Leyland, UK: 10Publishing, August 6th 2018.  144 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This was a helpful book on prayer written by the author Nancy Guthrie.  According to the product information online the audience of the book is intended for kids ages 3-7.  For younger kids that means their parents will have to read it to them while older kids can also read this book by themselves.  I read this to my daughters as bed time reading and they enjoyed it.  In addition as a pastor who is concern for biblical contents of Christian books I thought this book’s theology was doctrinally sound.

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When I look at my Christian life I think the key to changing is a regular habit of confessing to God. Not that I arrived but I believe this is a means of grace for change that is often neglected.

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading many months ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of 1 Thessalonians 5:16.  Here is my translation:

“SENTENCE 3 [TP Τὸ λοιπὸν TP] προσεύχεσθε ‹ ἀδελφοί › περὶ ἡμῶν
Finally brethren pray for us

SUB-POINT ἵνα [TP ὁ λόγος τοῦ κυρίου TP] τρέχῃ καὶ δοξάζηται καθὼς ‹+ καὶ πρὸς
in order that the word of the Lord will spread and be glorified just as also for

ὑμᾶς +›”
you

Here are some observations:

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Note: This is a guest post since presently I am overseas.  This is by  Elijah Holston.  He has a store website here

I go on long bike rides every Saturday morning, and I have done this for nearly a year straight, (I define “long” as somewhere between 25-50 miles,). Now, when I first started doing this it has hard for me to peddle my bike for any more than two miles, and I can guarantee you that back then the idea of riding my bike 50 miles never entered my mind. But because I gradually increased the distance of my Saturday bike rides over the course of several months, I found it much easier to finish a 50 mile bike ride without being exhausted.

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R.C. Sproul,. The Barber Who Wanted To Pray.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, September 16th 2011.  30 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is another of RC Sproul’s children book.  There has been a few of his books that I and my kids have enjoyed from him which led me to purchase this book as well.  In this work RC Sproul writes a book that touches on prayer.  I love how in this book as well as others RC Sproul writes on spiritual truths using a story within a story in which the first level of the story are kids hearing adults telling a story with a spiritual lesson that is relevant for them and their situation.  That helps the kids think more reflectively of how the main story applies to the children’s lives.

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