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The Prayer Of Our High Priest # 4

“Now they have come to know that everything You have given Me is from You; for the words which You gave Me I have given them; and they received them and truly understood that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me” (John 17:7-8).
Just before His prayer Jesus spoke of the Spirit who would make known His words to them. Jesus identified that anything that is His is also the Father’s (John 16:12-15).


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The Marshmallow Test

“Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable”(1 Corinthians 9:25 NAU).
Have you heard of Walter Mischel’s famous marshmallow test?
In 1970, Mischel conducted a test of willpower by placing preschoolers in front of a marshmallow and gave them a choice. They could eat it right away, or wait 15 minutes and get a second one. He discovered that regardless of the obvious benefit, two thirds of the children chose to eat the marshmallow immediately instead of waiting 15 minutes to have two.

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Promise Me

“Brethren, my heart’s desire and my supplication to God is for them, that they may be saved” (Romans 10:1).
She was ninety-two years old. Her children and grandchildren gathered around her during her last hours. She knew where she was going, but she wasn’t so sure about some of them. As she held each of their hands, she whispered, “Promise me that I will see you in heaven.” More than thirty years later, they haven’t forgotten their promise.

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