Author Archives: Justin McCord

Three Key Players, Part 3

Over the last three weeks we’ve studied areas of prayer–so that we might pray more effectively for ourselves and for others. Today we finish that series with a final look at prayer through the lens of sacrifice. The Prayer of … Continue reading

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Three Key Players, Part 2

Today we kick off a three-part series on three separate areas of prayer. When we understand these three essential areas of prayer–we will pray more effectively for ourselves and others. From both the example and the teaching of Jesus, we … Continue reading

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Three Key Players, Part 1

Today we kick off a three-part series on three separate areas of prayer.  When we understand these three essential areas of prayer–we will pray more effectively for ourselves and others. Jesus’ disciples asked Him: “Lord, teach us to pray.” (Luke 11:1) … Continue reading

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Strong Faith

As we pray through the Twenty-Third Psalm, early on we must make a declaration of our faith, as David did. In the opening verse of his psalm, David declared, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.” … Continue reading

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The Lord–Our Shepherd

When we pray through the Twenty-Third Psalm, one of the reasons why it makes such a powerful and appropriate prayer is that is isn’t an easy prayer to pray. David begins, “The Lord is my shepherd.” David understood what it … Continue reading

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Personally Know the Lord

As we pray through the Twenty-Third Psalm, we are immediately faced with the reality of our personal relationship with the Lord. David begins this familiar psalm, “The Lord is my shepherd.” Not “a” shepherd. Not “the” shepherd. Not “our” shepherd. … Continue reading

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Present in Our Lives

As we pray through the Twenty-Third Psalm, it begins, “The Lord is….” [Psalm 23:1] David, who wrote the psalm, goes on to say, “The Lord is my shepherd…” but it’s important that we pause to acknowledge the more foundational truth … Continue reading

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Do we know our Savior as Jehovah?

Do we know our Savior as Jehovah? As we pray through the 23rd Psalm, the opening words arrest us in worship. “The Lord is my shepherd.” [Psalm 23:1] The word Lord appears in all capital letters, which means it is … Continue reading

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Is the Lord the Lord of our lives?

Is the Lord the Lord of our lives? We are praying through the 23rd Psalm. Actually, we’re just beginning with, “The Lord is my shepherd….” [Psalm 23:1] These are familiar words for most Christians; and as we pray them, especially … Continue reading

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Have you ever prayed the 23rd Psalm?

Have you ever prayed the 23rd Psalm? I hope you have, because the 23rd Psalm makes such a touching prayer, that can be prayed from many perspectives. It is one of those passages of Scripture that many people have memorized, … Continue reading

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