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Powerful prayer: A new year—a new beginning
Dec30

Powerful prayer: A new year—a new beginning

As we approach the end of one year and begin another, one thing remains constant. Our greatest need is a deepening experience of the love and lordship of Jesus Christ. As conditions in the Nation see continual turmoil, it has never been more crucial for Christians to be renewed and empowered. And even though believers may often feel like a remnant in a land of growing darkness, a revived remnant is always God’s means for spiritual...

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Still Developing: What do you have? An opportunity!
Sep06

Still Developing: What do you have? An opportunity!

”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.’” Acts 3:6 (NIV) The Bible says, “Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.” Acts 3:1 (KJV) There were three times of prayer—in the morning, at noon and in late afternoon. The evening sacrifices were offered before the last prayer of the day. Peter and...

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Still developing: What kind of giver are you?
Aug16

Still developing: What kind of giver are you?

This political season has seen one billionaire arguing with another billionaire over tax returns and what those documents reveal as to the authenticity of one’s beliefs. What would your tax return say about how you support what you believe? You may be like one of the many people I see each week in church who drop cash in the offering plate, and obviously do not need a receipt for tax purposes, or they would have used an offering...

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Still Developing: Game changers
Jul12

Still Developing: Game changers

“Game changer, n.; a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way.” This phrase from the dictionary elicits thoughts of a player on a sports team who suddenly energizes the team to another level. The game changer’s ability, passion, or both, propels the team to a place of previously unattainable achievement and success.  Peter, Barnabas and Paul come to mind as game changers in...

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Still developing: The power of a smile
Jun15

Still developing: The power of a smile

“When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face was precious to them” (Job 29:24 NIV). This verse is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. While this verse is obscure, many people who have experienced trials in their lives, after reading the book of Job, may remember reading this verse. There is a longing in Job’s discourse when he says in verse 4, “Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God’s intimate...

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