Pocket 1 Corinthians 8

Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J. (Jesuit) writes that 1 Cor 8–10 should be compared with Rom 14:1–15:6 because it has the same theme. Fitzmyer says that the difference is Romans is the later of the two epistles i.e. it is a thematic recap of Corinthians as Romans boils down the essence of Corinthians and crystallizes it … Continue reading Pocket 1 Corinthians 8

Pocket Prayer: Isaiah 9 and the Prince of Peace

A famous passage thanks to Handel's wonderful Messiah. The Cambridge Bible writes that " for unto us" refers to the survivors of the judgment. The name “Immanuel,” means “God is with us.” Often as a name it is spelt Emmanuel. https://youtu.be/MS3vpAWW2Zc and the government Now here is the odd phrase "and the government will be … Continue reading Pocket Prayer: Isaiah 9 and the Prince of Peace

40 Pocket Prayers: Romans 8

What is the Spirit of Adoption Reverend Adam Clarke gets the nod on this prayer from Lucado. Clarke was a Methodist minister and Bible scholar; his full Bible commentary is well known and where we get the explanation of the Biblical verse the "Spirit of Adoption" means. Clarke writes this is about where frequent a … Continue reading 40 Pocket Prayers: Romans 8

Spurgeon on Matthew 6:9

In comparing Lucado to Spurgeon, here is Spurgeon's version, part of his Morning and Evening Prayers book. Morning, October 29 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, etc.” Matthew 6:9 This prayer begins where all true prayer must commence, with the spirit of adoption, “Our Father.” There is no acceptable prayer … Continue reading Spurgeon on Matthew 6:9

40 Pocket Prayers: Matthew 6

Max Lucado and his 40 prayers Max Lucado was born January 11, 1955 in Texas. From his biography, I think he was raised Pentecostal and his family was Spanish-Mexican but he never tells you that, a major reason I do not care for him -- he hides too much in sanctimony. Nonetheless, I know I … Continue reading 40 Pocket Prayers: Matthew 6