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Merton J. Hershberger's Blog – January 2015 Archive (3)

10,000 Bags of Gold

Jesus tells Peter that we should forgive people 7 x 70 times, then he teaches about a servant that owed 10,000 bags of gold. This servant could never repay the debt he owned, that was the point of the story, we owe way too much to God and we cannot pay it back. We need mercy and forgiveness. Thank God for the forgiveness we walk in as believers in Jesus. But Jesus also calls us to be givers of forgiveness. The servant who owed 10,000 bags of gold would not forgive another servant for 100…


Added by Merton J. Hershberger on January 14, 2015 at 10:46am — No Comments

Why pray for the desert tribes?

The news is filled with stories of people from the Arabian Peninsula who have developed a reputation as terrorists. Some would call them enemies.


Jesus commanded us to pray for our enemies. To pray for our enemies is to pray for them the way Jesus did: to pray that they would find forgiveness as they repent and discover the mercies that are new every morning in the Messiah.


The Messiah did not die in a way that seemed noble. But His nobility was vindicated…


Added by Merton J. Hershberger on January 13, 2015 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Winter Joys

Thousands of villages dot the mountains in an Arabian country. A young man from one of them heard about the Book from a city friend who came to visit him on holiday. The lad began to read it, even traveling to the city with questions. Pray that he will think about the answers he received. Pray that he will continue to read the Book…

Added by Merton J. Hershberger on January 12, 2015 at 12:41pm — No Comments

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