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#079 – Air Date 7/21/2019
This Weekend – Dr. Paul Pearsall was a neuro-psychologist who died in 2007. He wrote about the psychological changes that have happened to people who’ve had heart transplants. His book is not without controversy, but he powerfully describes what has happened to people’s lives emotionally and spiritually. They are not the same, once they’ve been given a new heart.
Jesus Christ has been in the “heart transplant” business long before Paul Pearsall wrote about it! He gives men and women of all ages a new reason to live and hope in today’s world. Listen to what Dr. Pearsall told about an actual transplant recipient. It will move you deeply, especially when you recognize the heart changing abilities of the Lord, God Almighty to recreate your heart and mine!
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MIRACLES FROM MARK
A Most Astounding Miracle: Prayer
Message 15 in the Series, Airing Week of 7/22/2019
This Week – Have you used the word “hyperbole” in conversation lately? Probably not, but Jesus often used what the word means in His parables. Hyperbole is the intentional and obvious use of exaggeration in conversation or story. You’ve used hyperbole even if you’re not sure what the word means. Have you ever said, “I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse!” Or have you said, “That sermon lasted forever!” I think you know what I mean. Jesus used hyperbole when talking about prayer. We talk about it all this week!
Monday (7/22) – Jesus used hyperbole when He said about prayer, “You can say to this mountain, be moved into the sea, and it will be moved.” There’s no record of Jesus actually moving a mountain into the sea. There’s no record of one of the Apostles doing so. Likewise, there is no record in the New Testament of any believer moving a mountain into the ocean. The term mountain was a metaphor for any obstacle or insurmountable situation in your life or mine that takes the help of God to “move”. What is the mountain in your life?
Tuesday (7/23) – Deciding that God is or God isn’t just may be the most important decision of your life. Words have power in your life. Words can kill a marriage; they can damage someone’s childhood. The proof of both is in the people reading this. Words create reality. That’s what we discuss in terms of our prayer lives out of Mark 11. Twice, Jesus talks about “speaking” our prayer requests. We talk about that fact today on CrossHope.