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Every so often someone will confide this to me: "I'm not sure I believe in God anymore..."
Jesus tells the Parable of the Lost Sheep to help us understand how precious we are to God: How the Good Shepherd cannot bear to lose even one beloved one to predators, thieves, lousy judgment, a poor sense of direction, or plain bad luck.
Anyone who has ever trained a puppy or raised a child knows the power of consistency in engraining new behaviors or habits in them.
Here's a story about words and deeds.
Chances are good that you've heard this verse, or a version of it, prayed before many a sermon.
Emily C. Heath
Earlier this year I had a health scare.
The Syrophoenician woman was bold to make her ask of him.
Everyone has their favorite scripture texts, and this is one of mine (along with "How long, O Lord?" from Psalm 13).
Jesus had just come out of the wilderness, called his first followers, and was in the middle of his first sermon in Capernaum.
Quinn G. Caldwell
Am I the only person who worries when the Bible says this type of airy fairy thing about the poor?