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Jesus and Prayer 5, John 17:1-26

On one occasion, when Jesus had finished praying, his disciples asked him to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:1-4). Jesus both modelled and explicitly taught prayer. This is the fifth in our series of devotionals investigating Jesus’ ‘school of prayer’, this time directly listening as God the Son addresses God the Father in John 17.

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Jesus and Prayer 4, Luke 18:1-8

On one occasion, when Jesus had finished praying, his disciples asked him to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:1-4). Jesus both modelled and explicitly taught prayer. This is the fourth in our series of devotionals investigating Jesus’ ‘school of prayer’.

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Jesus and Prayer 3, Luke 11:5-13

And a Growing Disciples Conversation…

On one occasion, when Jesus had finished praying, his disciples asked him to teach them how to pray. Luke 11:5-13 is part of Jesus’ response to this request. After a short devotional look at the text, Stuart Holman converses with Thys Basson on the topic of prayer.

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Jesus and Prayer 2, Luke 11:1-4

Continuing our theme on the teaching ministry of Jesus, this series of Daily Devotionals moves on from Jesus’ parables to an important topic of teaching: prayer. Jesus did not only use parables to teach, but he also used his own example to teach his disciples— particularly when it came to the importance and the manner of prayer. On one occasion, Jesus’ example of prayer elicited the disciples request to be taught how to pray— leading to our Lord gifting us the prayer that bears his name. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals in Jesus’ School of Prayer.

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Jesus and Prayer 1, Mark 14:32-42

Continuing our theme on the teaching ministry of Jesus, this series of Daily Devotionals moves on from Jesus’ parables to an important topic of teaching: prayer. Jesus did not only use parables to teach, but he also used his own example to teach his disciples— particularly when it came to the importance and the manner of prayer. On one occasion, Jesus’ example of prayer elicited the disciples request to be taught how to pray— leading to our Lord gifting us the prayer that bears his name. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals in Jesus’ School of Prayer.

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Jesus’ Parables 11, Luke 19:11-27

Jesus taught in parables, in many settings and for diverse audiences. On Jesus’ final journey towards Jerusalem recorded in Luke 9-19, his teaching and training focus turns specifically to his disciples. He employs severals parables to challenge and to form their thinking, so that they will be prepared to live as his disciples long after he has ascended. Stuart Holman continues our series on the Parables of Jesus, considering some of the parables in Luke 9-19.

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Jesus’ Parables 10, Luke 18:18-30

Jesus taught in parables, in many settings and for diverse audiences. On Jesus’ final journey towards Jerusalem recorded in Luke 9-19, his teaching and training focus turns specifically to his disciples. He employs severals parables to challenge and to form their thinking, so that they will be prepared to live as his disciples long after he has ascended. Stuart Holman continues our series on the Parables of Jesus, considering some of the parables in Luke 9-19.

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Jesus’ Parables 9, Luke 18:9-17

Jesus taught in parables, in many settings and for diverse audiences. On Jesus’ final journey towards Jerusalem recorded in Luke 9-19, his teaching and training focus turns specifically to his disciples. He employs severals parables to challenge and to form their thinking, so that they will be prepared to live as his disciples long after he has ascended. Stuart Holman continues our series on the Parables of Jesus, considering some of the parables in Luke 9-19.

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Jesus’ Parables 8, Luke 16:1-13

Jesus taught in parables, in many settings and for diverse audiences. On Jesus’ final journey towards Jerusalem recorded in Luke 9-19, his teaching and training focus turns specifically to his disciples. He employs severals parables to challenge and to form their thinking, so that they will be prepared to live as his disciples long after he has ascended. Stuart Holman continues our series on the Parables of Jesus, considering some of the parables in Luke 9-19.

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Jesus’ Parables 7, Luke 12:13-34

Jesus taught in parables, in many settings and for diverse audiences. On Jesus’ final journey towards Jerusalem recorded in Luke 9-19, his teaching and training focus turns specifically to his disciples. He employs severals parables to challenge and to form their thinking, so that they will be prepared to live as his disciples long after he has ascended. Stuart Holman continues our series on the Parables of Jesus, considering some of the parables in Luke 9-19.

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Jesus’ Parables 6, Luke 10:25-37

Jesus taught in parables, in many settings and for diverse audiences. On Jesus’ final journey towards Jerusalem recorded in Luke 9-19, his teaching and training focus turns specifically to his disciples. He employs severals parables to challenge and to form their thinking, so that they will be prepared to live as his disciples long after he has ascended. Stuart Holman continues our series on the Parables of Jesus, considering some of the parables in Luke 9-19.

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Jesus’ Parables 5, Mark 7:1-23

We can’t fully understand the life and ministry of Jesus Christ without digging deep into his teaching: his words and actions go together. The gospels record that Jesus’ characteristic form of public teaching included the use of parables– short, sharp sayings intended to provoke a response in the listener. In this series of devotionals Stuart Holman explores the collection of Jesus’ parables in Mark’s gospel.

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