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I begin my study prayerfully and meditatively remembering that our very reason for living is to know God, and communication is the key to know a person. My purpose for studying the Bible is to know God. My secondary purpose is to introduce people to the God I know (Psalm 86:11). I examine my heart. I confess sin and repent of ungodly attitudes.

In The New Testament book of Acts we come across an interaction between a couple of Jesus’ disciples and a man who was seemingly stuck in a hopeless situation. It is a "crisis of the will" moment for the man. It is a moment, in which, God provides a transformative opportunity to step into a new way of living. In verses one through six we read-

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”

While he was playing, he was a bit of a throwback to a different era. A time when Major League baseball was a lot less of a business and a bit more of a game. A time when players weren’t nearly as entangled with the likes of agents, endorsements, dieticians and personal trainers. He may have fit in well with the likes of larger-than-life

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It is one of those songs. You know, the kind of song that gets stuck in your head and you can’t seem to get rid of it. It was a catchy tune; although a bit cheesy and goofy. But I think many of you, like me, would have to admit that we like it. Even now as I am typing I have this tremendous urge to begin nodding my head back and forth as