The Other Lord’s Prayer

John 17 is sometimes referred to as the other Lord’s Prayer. Instead of teaching us to pray, “Our Father who art in heaven…” as with the traditional Lord’s Prayer, John 17 is an entire chapter where Jesus prays to his Father in heaven for his disciples. He prayed this prayer right before he went to…

Jesus 101

Some have called Acts 10:34-48 “Jesus 101,” because it’s like an introductory course on Jesus. This makes sense because Peter is speaking to a group of uncircumcised Gentiles. They had very little knowledge of Jesus or God so Peter had to keep it simple. Acts 10:34–48: So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I…

Spirits

What spirit is controlling you? Whether you realize it or not you are being controlled by one or more spirits. According to I John 4:1 spirits are a big deal: “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into…