I remember hearing the admonition, “Study long, study wrong” in a couple of different instances: friends urging me to answer some question in a school class when I was taking too long for their level of patience; and, buddies egging me on to action while I contemplated some (surely juvenile) dare. Perhaps the adage is a derivative of “He who hesitates is lost”- who knows? Regardless of origin, is “study long, study wrong” actually true?
Although Jesus said this young man lacked "one thing," He didn't actually specify what it was...unless the deficiency can be discerned from the prescription. This lesson is a Word file outline.
If God is omniscient, and therefore knows everything we need or desire before we ask (and He does, Matthew 6:8,32), why should we pray? Could it be that praying teaches us things we need to know and understand? This Word file outline purues the answers to these questions by considering the things we should learn from the "Model Prayer."
Fear, or the lack therefore, is very much a part of our pop-culture. Allow two opposing bumper stickers to illustrate (with apologies in advance), “Fear This” vs. “Ain’t Skeerd!” Both of these stickers are trading on fear. It seems our society is obsessed with fear- on one side by promoting it through intimidation, and on the other by claiming immunity from it.