Heart Disciplines

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Overcoming Temptation

“And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. The devil said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.’ And Jesus answered him,  ‘It is written,  “Man shall not live by bread alone.”’” Luke 4:2-4 Jesus began his ministry by following the Holy Spirit’s guidance to pray and fast for forty days…

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The Fix

As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough places shall become level ways, and all…

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The Price to Pay

And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” 11 And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” Luke 3:10-11 (ESV) As the crowds gathered around John and began to respond to his challenge to them to live differently as true believers, they asked what…