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July 26, 2017 @ 4:59 pm

And Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Have you, like me, wondered about the curious inclusion in The Lord's Prayer of the phrase, "And lead us not into temptation?" Would God ever lead us into temptation? 

~m

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July 5, 2017 @ 6:02 am

The Miracle at Cana

The first of Jesus' "signs", the turning of water into wine at the request of his mother teaches us much concerning the efficacy of prayer. 

~m

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June 28, 2017 @ 6:02 am

Self - When Nothing is Really Something

Is it really true that we come into the world with nothing and leave with nothing? What about Self? What is the Self becoming you will give back to God? 

~m

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June 21, 2017 @ 6:02 am

What Do You Seek?

In the first chapter of John's Gospel, we find two of the disciples of John the Baptist following Jesus who, seeing them following asks a pointed question, What do you seek? It is a question the Lord still asks of all who seek to follow him... 

~m

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May 10, 2017 @ 6:02 am

Mercy to Dogs

The passage found in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 15:22-28, strikes many as one of the more harsh sounding pronouncements of our Lord. It almost seems as though he is relegating a Canaanite woman seeking his help to no more than the status of a dog! Nothing could be further from the truth... 

~m

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April 27, 2017 @ 4:49 am

Supporting FatherBound

Hi, this is Michael…

I’d like to take a moment to thank you for listening to the FatherBound podcast. I love doing them and deeply appreciate the growing audience of listeners! Like others who take writing and podcasting seriously, I’m encouraged whenever a listener takes the time to share their thoughts or supports the podcast financially. Some folks know where to go to make these connections and some don’t. So, twice a month, I’ll tell you. For two reasons.

First, I can look at audience metrics all day but it won’t take the place of hearing your words and beginning to know who you are and what you’re thinking. Second, the financial support is more helpful than you might imagine. A dollar a month may not sound like much but it can make a very real difference!

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~m

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April 24, 2017 @ 4:24 am

Why Crucify Your Son?

There are those dear to me who, in their inquiry into the claims of Christianity, stumble over the idea of a God who would slay his own Son—especially by the agony of crucifixion. And because they are so very dear to me I will do my best to give an answer. Whether or not it proves satisfactory remains questionable for I have sometimes found that objections to Christianity are not always what they seem on the surface but reflect something more deeply rooted. I am also keenly aware how limited our (and my own in particular) insight is into the fathomless wonder of God. As a close friend of mine so succinctly puts it, “All I know from personal experience and investigation is that God is incredibly good, does things with incredible kindness, and intends things only incredibly loving - the rest, to me, is a mystery.” What follows, therefore, is simply my own sense of the question at hand as best I grasp it. 

~m

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March 8, 2017 @ 6:02 am

What Do You See?

What do you and I see when we look at someone? Do we see them with God-eyes or do we, like Simon the Pharisee, not only miss seeing them as God sees them but perceive ourselves with equal error? 

~m

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February 22, 2017 @ 6:02 am

Lessons At Sea

Like many of the events recorded for us in the Gospel records, Matthew's recounting of Peter's walking on water with the Lord provides a wealth of insight into the Person of Jesus Christ and our relationship to God through him. 

~m

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January 31, 2017 @ 9:34 am

Disappointment

If you've never found yourself disappointed in God, hang on! Sooner or later--days, weeks, months, maybe years--it's going to be your turn. And if you don't think it can happen to you than you've forgotten that the student is not above his Master. 

~m

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