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Powerful prayer: A Christ-centered Thanksgiving & Christmas
Nov12

Powerful prayer: A Christ-centered Thanksgiving & Christmas

In a world where Thanksgiving and Christmas are over-commercialized, it is all too easy to forget the true meaning of the season. Even in the church, believers can end up doing so many special meals and programs “about” Christ. There is little time to actually talk to Him. Too often, we give personal time, attention and gifts to everyone but Jesus. Yet, with just a little focus, Thanksgiving and Christmas can again be about Jesus, not...

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Powerful prayer: Living and praying in the power
Oct01

Powerful prayer: Living and praying in the power

According to Scripture, believers can do nothing without the fullness and power of God’s Spirit. (Acts 1:8; John 15:5; Eph. 5:18) Without God’s fullness, prayers are weak, ministries are ineffective, and evangelism un-empowered. Yet sadly, many believers confess they have an inadequate grasp of daily fullness and power. In fact, some saints are even a bit fearful to seek spiritual fullness. They are wary of the excesses fostered by...

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Powerful Prayer: For students and teachers
Aug20

Powerful Prayer: For students and teachers

As we move into a new school year, it has never been more crucial to bathe students and teachers in powerful biblical prayer. Several years ago, a speaker at a Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma staff day shared something that made an indelible impression on us all.  He showed part of a movie where American troops were in the steel flat boats approaching the shores at Normandy Beach. As the ship doors dropped down, many young...

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Powerful Prayer: The dynamic of praying Scripture
Sep15

Powerful Prayer: The dynamic of praying Scripture

One of the most powerful spiritual principles is the pattern of praying Scripture. Yet sadly, this great spiritual dynamic is neglected in many modern saints. While praying Scripture can sound challenging, it is not out of reach for any believer. Scripture-based praying can be verbatim or in our own normal words that flow from particular verses. Once believers understand the simplicity of praying God’s Word, it can revolutionize both...

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40 days of seeking God, Sept. 25-Nov.6
Jul25

40 days of seeking God, Sept. 25-Nov.6

There are times in every believer, minister and writer’s life when an assignment from God is so clear, disobedience or neglect would be profoundly serious. (Luke 12:47-48) In my own ministry, the book, Forty Days of Seeking God—Praying for Revival, Elections and Key Leaders is one of those assignments. Though I wrote the original book in 2012, it has since been much revised and expanded. While I am far in the process of releasing...

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