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Something to think about: Prayer

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  In this time of Holy Week I would bring to the
attention of the church one of the less addressed issues that concerned
  It is often thought the reason Jesus cleansed the Temple was only about money.
I assure you it was not. The Jewish officials were guilty of excess profiteering when they exchanged currency
for the "approved' Temple currency. They were not honoring God's Word by selling only sacrifices they had preapproved for use in the Temple.
 The Church of today has a bad habit of dismissing the importance of what Jesus said because we, by and large,
think we have no traditions or customs like these.  Let us consider the real issue. This commerce and the attending noise and confusion was occurring in the outer court of the Temple-the only place Gentile converts to Judaism were allowed to
come and pray. Hence the words "Is it not written, "my house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer?"(Mark 11:17)
 I call upon the Church of today to examine itself and determine its own commitment to prayer. Are our altars always
open for prayer? How much of our worship services are devoted to prayer? Do we, by virtue of our customs and traditions, limit peoples ability to come to an altar and pray? Is our need to "take care of the business of the church" impeding the opportunity of others to pray?
 I can remember as a child attending what was called a midweek "prayer meeting" but the truth is prayer was what was done least at those meetings.
From the start of Jesus' ministry (John 2:13-17) to its end peoples ability to pray in His house was a  chief concern.
Something to consider.
Author:  Dr. Ralph Detillian  3/28/21
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Truly Resurrection

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Jesus spoke about resurrection to his disciples. The Pharisees, believed in the resurrection of the dead, but it was for a future promised event. The Sadducee's just couldn't see it, because their unbelief just wouldn't allow something that miraculous. People doubted it even after it happened, because it required that some skepticism that this was not medically possible. Others thought it a ploy to raise hope for the hopeless, or maybe it was for young children or old people. 

I don't know what you believe about the resurrection, but I can tell you that over 500 people declared by record of a resurrected Jesus. People witnessed Lazarus being raised to life by Jesus In which he delcared I am the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25), and in Mark 5:41 (KJV) And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her,Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted,Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.  and she arose as witnessed in two separate gospels (Mark and Luke). 

Jesus is really the Raiser of lives and as a person of faith I can declare to you that He truly is the resurrection and the life. Jesus is the only person who can raise you in the newness of life choose him today, and he will raise you up to a new life!!! 

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