God’s Grace | Thoughts about God Daily Devotional – Christian Article

“In Christ we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” — Ephesians 1:7 Thought Forgiveness! What a sweet and precious gift. What we were powerless to fix, make up or pay for, God did for us in Jesus. With him, each day is a fresh start and rebirth of Springtime. But my, such a terrible cost he paid to give it to us! Prayer Thank you, Father, for your anguish…

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What We Learn About God from An Old Testament Prayer – Christian Article

Do you treasure books of the Bible like 1 Chronicles? If you follow a Bible reading plan you’ll read through the Old Testament. But there’s a difference between having to read something and feeling like you get to read something. And for many, certain Old Testament books feel obligatory rather than delightful to read. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There is so much gold here, something I recently learned while reading through one of King David’s prayers.…

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Saturday’s Small Thoughts – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); I really enjoy Saturday mornings when I get to sit with the morning sun softly lighting up my living room, and the time to talk with the Lord in a more relaxed atmosphere than the prior days of the week. I’ve certainly walked through periods of time when I felt dry, and sometimes when I didn’t even feel like talking to the Lord. Fortunately they were not long periods of time, and the occasional…

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‘They have no more wine.’ – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); In the story of the wedding at Cana, the wine runs out and Mary says to Jesus, ‘They have no more wine.’ She does not give him any instructions about what he might do; she just presents the situation as it is. Telling God what to do Often, when we pray, we like to tell God what to do. And there’s nothing wrong with this. Jesus says at one point in John’s gospel, ‘I…

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The Blessing of the Gift of Prayer – Christian Article

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the benefits of being a Christian. There are so many that I hardly know where to start. I can easily write about the gifts of justification, sanctification, or adoption (and many others similar to it). But in this post, I want to keep it simple. I want to focus on a blessing that we may sometimes overlook — the blessing of the gift of prayer. Isn’t it amazing that the God of the Bible allows…

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Bedtime Prayer: Connecting, Submitting, Trusting God – Christian Article

Sleep and the bedtime prayer before sleep presents a unique opportunity for us to connect with God. Maybe we had a good day. Maybe we had a bad day. Either way, bedtime prayer is an opportunity for us to reset, in a sense. To freshly connect with God. To properly align our hearts with God’s will before we go to sleep. But sometimes we don’t know what to pray when it comes to bedtime prayer. Should we pray the Lord’s…

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Valuing The Jesus Prayer: Hank Hanegraaff interviews Nicole Roccas – Christian Article

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner — The Jesus Prayer Dr. Nicole Roccas has been researching and writing about time from both a historical and theological perspective for nearly ten years. In addition to being a writer and editor, she lectures at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College (Toronto). On a recent edition of Hank Unplugged, Hank had a conversation with Dr. Roccas about her book Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present…

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A Corporate Confession on Grumbling – Christian Article

Photo by Ismael Paramo on Unsplash My church is currently 25 sermons into a series on Exodus. It’s been amazing. Each week we’ve been reminded what a mighty deliverer God is for his people. No situation, however dire, comes close to challenging his ability to rescue. Enslaved by the most powerful ruler in the world? No problem. Fearing the angel of death? Just put some blood on your doorpost. Trapped between an approaching army and a shoreline? Watch God work.…

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A Pastoral Prayer about Joy – Christian Article

Every now and again I like to share an example of a pastoral prayer from Grace Fellowship Church. I do this because there are few examples of pastoral prayers online and I thought these may serve to inspire themes, passages, or ideas as other pastors and elders prepare to lead their churches in prayer. Here is one I prayed before my church near the start of a new year. *** Our Father, This morning we want to echo the psalmist…

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An In-Depth Guide To Meeting With God – Christian Article

Did anyone ever teach you how to pray? Probably not. After all, prayer is one of those things that we tend to learn by watching. If you grew up in a Christian home like me, you learned how to pray primarily by watching your parents and then doing what they did. (I’m sure my parents taught me more explicitly about prayer, but their example is what I remember most.) If you came to faith later in life, maybe you learned…

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Persecution of Christians is Increasing Worldwide – Christian Article

Content manager for Bible Gateway Christians remain one of the most persecuted religious groups in the world, experiencing imprisonment, loss of home and assets, rape, torture, beheadings, and other forms of murder because of their identification with Jesus Christ. Across the 50 countries on the 2019 Open Doors World Watch List (@OpenDoors) (#2019WWL), more than 245 million Christians now experience high, very high, or extreme persecution; an increase from 215 million in 2018. [Read the Bible… This is Only a…

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An In-Depth Guide To Meeting With God – Christian Article

Did anyone ever teach you how to pray? Probably not. After all, prayer is one of those things that we tend to learn by watching. If you grew up in a Christian home like me, you learned how to pray primarily by watching your parents and then doing what they did. (I’m sure my parents taught me more explicitly about prayer, but their example is what I remember most.) If you came to faith later in life, maybe you learned…

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Designer & Disciple – The Jesus Pursuit – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); I have many entrepreneurs in my family, including my mom and dad, so I am always interested when I meet others who have ventured out on their own also. I met this “Mompreneur” through Instagram! Lauren Grier is a branding and web designer, and throughout our discussion shared with me her vision for the future of her business and personal life. What’s involved with branding and web design, anyway? I really didn’t know much about the…

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Tired and Desperate? Come Boldly To The Throne Of Grace – Christian Article

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16).  I’m so grateful for the throne of grace. Lately, I’ve been operating in what I like to call, “Desperation mode.” My wife has been dealing with some significant health issues, which, in turn, has resulted in numerous extra burdens being placed on me. I feel like I’m spinning ten different plates, frantically running back…

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Some Thoughts on Intercessory Prayer From Me and Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Christian Article

What is intercessory prayer? Let’s break this down. To intercede for someone means to “intervene on behalf of another.” Prayer is communication with God. Intercessory prayer, therefore, is communicating with God on behalf of another. Why does this matter? The Importance of Intercessory Prayer I confess: I have an easy time praying for myself, and a much more difficult time laboring in prayer for others. It’s not that I don’t pray for others. I do. Often. It’s just that, because of…

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Three Levels of Prayer, the Shadow of Death, and Being an Ambassador for Christ – Christian Article

O.S. Hawkins, author of The Joshua Code, is the president and chief executive officer of GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. He was on a recent episode of Hank Unplugged. The following is a snapshot of Hank and O. S.’s conversation on the three levels of prayer, the shadow of death, and being an ambassador for Christ. Hank Hanegraaff: There is so much in The Joshua Code. You talk about three levels of prayer. This caught my eye…

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