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Sunday, February 19, 2017


Matthew 17:19-21

Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?" So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting."



Greetings Bible Enthusiast!

One dramatic example of the need for prayer is described in Matthew where the disciples tried to heal an epileptic child and failed. After Jesus then healed the child, the disciples privately asked Him why they were unable to heal him.

Jesus first told them it was because they did not have enough faith, but went on to say that this kind of healing required prayer and fasting! So we know that some things require deep prayer that involves fasting.

This is wonderful advise from Jesus Himself on how to handle our most serious efforts at prayer; perhaps a way to show our Lord how serious we are about a particular matter: Fast and Pray.

God Bless You!
Annie

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--TODAY'S NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. Where and at what time of day did Jesus meet the woman at the well?

Answer below.

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--PEARLS OF WISDOM:

"Do not say, 'I will recompense evil'; wait for the Lord, and He will save you."

-King Solomon

Proverbs 20:22




--FEATURED FUNNY:

Some School Bloopers:

Noah's wife was called Joan of Ark
Lot's wife was a pillar of salt by day and a ball of fire by night.
Solomon had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.
Jesus was born because Mary had a immaculate contraption.

Compiled by Richard Lederer

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--ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. Where and at what time of day did Jesus meet the woman at the well?

A. Samaria, at noon


So He came to the city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.


John 4:5-6

By Roman reckoning, the sixth hour would be Noon, as they divided the daylight hours into twelve periods and began counting at daybreak; therefore the sixth hour would always be Noon, no matter what time of year.

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