NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

The National Day of Prayer is May 3, 2018. There have been critical seasons in American history when there was a great need for prayer. This is one of those seasons. We have lost our way.  We are living in a time when “everyone is doing what is right in his own eyes” (Deuteronomy 12:8). […]

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MAKE IT A PRIORITY

It isn’t too late! It is always the right time to make prayer a priority. Many people become discouraged because they make resolutions at the beginning of the year that include ways to enhance their prayer lives. Then they find that a few months or weeks into the year they have reverted back to old […]

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Prayer Matters

Each month I have the privilege of hosting conference calls with local church prayer coordinators and pastors.  In all the years I have been involved, there has never been a large group on any one of the calls. There are some who are on the calls every month. Others participate when their schedules allow. One […]

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BIRTH PANGS OF AWAKENING

During the last months of 2017 it became painful to watch the news – not that this was the only painful time to watch the news but during that time there seemed to be no end to announcements of sexual misconduct. Business executives, politicians, Hollywood stars and media personalities were accused of inappropriate behavior. Night […]

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HEAVENLY COMMUNICATION

Four hundred years of silence and then God quietly, yet profoundly tells the world of His love in the birth of a baby in Bethlehem. Although He arrived in a stable in an obscure village to a couple of humble estate, nothing shouts to the world “I love you” like God’s becoming man – Immanuel […]

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GRANDMOTHERS PRAY FOR TEENS

Teenagers face incredible challenges to their faith. Most attend schools that teach values that conflict with Scripture. They are almost forced to accept a non-biblical world view regarding the origin of the universe. Students face peer pressure to use drugs and alcohol and become sexually active. Many keep their faith as though it was a […]

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IN THE AFTERMATH – Sutherland Springs, Texas

I can’t imagine the level of fear that permeated the sanctuary of First Baptist Church last Sunday morning as a gunman walked in and opened fire. I can’t picture the horror as he sprayed the room with bullets and young and old alike fell to the floor. In the aftermath, people speculate on motives and […]

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A GREAT AWAKENING

History has recorded at least three great awakenings. The first (1730s-1740s) impacted Europe and British America and was primarily an awakening within the Church. The second awakening (1790-1820) had a greater focus on the unchurched. The Cane Ridge Revival in Kentucky was a part of that second awakening. The third awakening (1850s-1900s) brought about the […]

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THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

According to Open Doors USA, each month: 322 Christians are killed for their faith; 214 churches and Christian properties are destroyed; and 772 forms of violence (such as beatings, abductions, rapes, arrests, and forced marriages) are committed against Christians. Also, according to the United States Department of State, Christians in more than 60 countries face […]

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NOVEMBER PRAYER FOCUS – PERSECUTED CHURCH

Before you pray, read the accompanying Scripture, and then allow the Holy Spirit to teach you what to pray. Provided here are simple sentence suggestions for ways to pray. Allow the Holy Spirit to expand your prayers for the persecuted Church. Please pray persecuted believers would know the hope God gives (Ephesians 1:18). Pray the […]

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