Category Archives: Prayer

Relationship – The Key to True Prayer

[Note: This is the introduction to a multi-part series on prayer based on the Lord’s Prayer] “Teach Us to Pray” In Chapter 6 of Matthew, Jesus teaches His disciples much about prayer, in Matthew 6:5-8 He says: 5 ” And … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Christians Should STAY On Facebook

I read a lot of messages encouraging people to leave Facebook (and other social networks) these days and in partial answer to those calls, I wanted to outline 7 Reasons I believe Christians should STAY on Facebook. I hope this … Continue reading

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The Picture of a Godly Man

Believe it or not, church-going Christian Men have become a rare commodity. In fact, most American men, whether or not they identify as Christian, do not attend church on a weekly basis. In his book, Why Men Hate Going to … Continue reading

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Another Year is Dawning

Another year is dawning, Dear Master, let it be, In working or in waiting, Another year for Thee. Another year of progress, Another year of praise, Another year of proving, Thy presence all the days. – Frances Ridley Havergal (January … Continue reading

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Ten Suggestions To Help You Grow in Grace and Knowledge in the New Year

1) Read Your Bible Before you read your email, log in to Face Book, turn on the radio, etc. Far too many of us spend time in the world, before we spend time in the Word and as a result … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading “What is Biblical Preaching?” by Eric Alexander

Pastors are sometimes more reticent than reporters when it comes to revealing their sources. But I’ll go ahead and and let you know that I first encountered EM Bound’s advice regarding the link between the pastor’s piety and the power … Continue reading

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E.M. Bounds on the Kind of Man Preachers Need to Be

It was Robert Murray M’Cheyne who penned the immortal lines “It is not great talents God blesses so much as great likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of God.” That sentiment remains just … Continue reading

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Prayer – Part 1

The Elements of Public Worship Part I – PRAYER “Offering prayer in public is an aspect of leading in worship that deserves focused attention. Because the Lord’s Day worship service is a public service, the prayers in these services are … Continue reading

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