Prayer

How to Keep a Prayer Journal – part 1

Honestly, this is something I have been thinking about writing for some time, but didn’t know if I had the right to do so, because it is something that I am so inconsistent at doing. However, because there is much value to it, but little help on getting started, I figured I’d share with you(…)

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How to Keep a Prayer Journal – part 2

In part 1 we talked about the logistics involved in prayer journaling, which is simple enough, but if you took the initiative to do those things, you know there is still something missing: actually prayer journaling. In this post I will tell you the sections or the elements that I have in my own prayer(…)

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Speaking in Tongues FAQ

Because of my Baptist heritage, many people are confused when they discover that I both believe in and practice the charismatic or sensational gifts of the Holy Spirit (i.e. prophecy, healing, tongues, casting out of demons, etc.). Because these things are seldom practiced or taught about, even in Baptist churches that profess a belief in(…)

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Spending Time with Dad

As I look back on all my years growing up, one of the things that bothers me is the fact that me and my dad were never very close. He was busy, I was busy, and I think it was that fact combined with some personality differences that we just tended to live in different(…)

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Biblical Instructions for a National Revival

We need revival in America. I know most of you agree with that statement, but what do we do to make it happen? As I look around America today it seems that the answers given by most churches, and even by the most prominent leaders in Christianity, can be varied greatly. For some the answer is that we believers must(…)

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Just Do As You’re Told

Last week I posted on here about a revised version of “friendship evangelism.” Now, as I am gearing up to head to Haiti in January and beginning to make my missionary plans beyond that, I have been thinking a lot about some distractions that can oftentimes get in the way of us actually “doing the(…)

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His Mission. Who’s Way?

Last week I posted on the subject of, when God said to “go and make disciples,” it isn’t something we have to pray about. We should just obey. Now, while I do stand firm on that statement, I thought a good follow up would be to discuss things that we, as disciple-making Christians, must continually(…)

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I’m Right, You’re Wrong!

This week I want to continue to build out on the topic I began two weeks ago. The basic premise of that post was that when God gives a clear command to do something in the scriptures, then we do not need to pray about whether we should do it and wait for Him to(…)

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Speak Boldly

Although I did not set out to do so, the last few weeks here have been very missions and evangelism focused. It began by discussing that the best evangelism happens when we see Jesus as a friend that everyone needs to meet. From there it went to the fact that we don’t need to pray(…)

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iPhone Christians

I love my iPhone. It does some amazing things that only a decade ago many people would have thought impossible from a handheld mobile device. But I have one major problem with my iPhone. The battery will not stay charged. I charge it over night, every night, yet when I use it too much to(…)

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