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The Master's Prayer Network website provides Bible studies based on Psalms, actual Bible characters, New Testament Letters, and topical subjects. the commentary for each Bible study uses related verses for reference and concludes with Bible based prayer. May those who visit this website be encouraged to read and study the Bible, and to pray based on their study of the Word of God. There is a section on the website for general Bible study resources, and a section for articles on my personal perspectives as a blind individual: the author and site manager. My first personal testimony was a Christian tract printed in 1983, and it now can be accessed in the General section with theBeing Blind Improved My Life. Also, MPNHome.net is pleased to host "Simply Devoted", a devotional book by Lana Waters Liu.
When I started to develop this web site, my first goal was to post Bible studies that I had written over several years. I am a Christian, and I have been part of a fundamental local church since 1976. As a blind person, I have used various means to access the Holy bible directly, with my first King James Bible on 33 rpm records as supplied by the American Bible Society. Using a Library for the Blind Talking Book record playing machine, I listened to the 72 hours of recording as read by Alexander Scourby in rich narration, over probably more than a year. My next media was the NIV Bible on C90 cassettes with various readers for different books in the Bible. The complete Bible was on 48 C-90 cassettes, and I used a portable variable speed cassette player provided by the Library for the Blind. This allowed faster reading, more flexibility in reviewing material, as well as resuming just where the last reading had stopped. When I obtained the Bible on cassettes, I read through the entire Bible in four months. Cassettes of the Bible, other Bible study material on cassettes, and radio programs were used as my main source of independent study until about the beginning of the 1990's. When I first started using the Online Bible software on my computer with the Freedom Scientific JAWS screen reading software, I was very pleased that it included a Bible dictionary, Hebrew and Greek lexicons, and several commentaries in a very accessible format. The OLB software has excellent word and phrase search capability with various search operators, and even allows search by Strong's numbers which can optionally be shown or hidden in the text. The JAWS software provides audible reading of the computer screen; with features such as spelling a word, identifying punctuation, searching the screen, etc. Computer software and Internet resources are now a mainstay of my Bible study, with expanded resources for more thorough preparation of the studies I post on my website. Preparing material for this web site prompts me to more detailed study on my own, and then to more consistent reflection and prayer to the Lord about that which he has revealed through His Word. Our prayers can be effective if we are careful to observe the order prescribed by verse four from Psalm 37, "Delight yourself also in the LORD: and he shall give you the desires of your heart."
Further discovery of the marvelous attributes of the True and Living God are now my greatest joy. As Paul said, "that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection." From Genesis to Revelation, God is immutable in his being, and the Bible is the only source of the early history of man beginning with his creation by the LORD God. All primary causes of man's activity and motivation can be found in the pages of scripture. But the most important revelation we can gain from the Bible, is to know personally, God the Father, his only begotten Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit who is ever active in the affairs of men. Our creator is the Great I Am, Jehovah, the Selff -existing One, Lord of lords, King of kings, Emmanuel, the Great Shepherd, the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world, Redeemer, Almighty God, Prince of Peace, and so much more! To know Christ in your heart is to have life eternal, because he came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly. Let all creatures praise His Holy name!
There are four major groups for the Bible studies on this web site: characters, topics, Psalms, and New Testament letters. The characters in the history recorded by scripture were real people who can provide many practical lessons to us as they lived in situations such as are common to man. They include important women, patriarchs such as Abraham and David, prophets of God, and chosen apostles. The topics provide an examination of principals of living, with parallels and supporting references from both the Old and the New Testaments. The Psalms are rich works of literature, penned by men who were guided by the Holy Spirit, but who also dealt with a variety of human emotions, some history, and some prophecy. The New Testament letters have much information for the conduct of our daily Christian living, and additional information about the age to come that will fulfill the promises of our Savior. Some other Bible study materials are being developed on the site. Chronological tables with Bible references for certain key events or important individuals are useful for better understanding of various inter-relationships. Short tract or track topics are intended primarily to present the gospel message.
Because of my desire to tell others what the Lord has done for me personally, I have sections of the site devoted to my experiences and adaptations as I progressed from having poor eyesight, to being legally blind, and finally to being totally blind. This area of the website related to blindness perspectives has articles about my career over thirty-nine years of employment, family life, and service organization involvement. The Lord has used all events in my life, just as He uses the events in each persons life, for purposes that we may never understand while in our mortal bodies. He is faithful to complete that which He starts, and His mercy and love endure forever!
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