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Articles on Christian subjects and theology

Models for Prayer

It isn’t easy to pray for long periods of time. I get distracted by the slightest sound or change. My mind wanders as I try to think of the next thing to pray. Forget about praying for a solid hour. … Continue reading

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5 Powerful Prayer Principles

Many Christians and churches focus on prayer at the beginning of the year. I want to talk about the Lord’s Prayer in this “Praying God’s Way” miniseries. Even though it’s called, “The Lord’s Prayer,” it is the model prayer the … Continue reading

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Unto Us… Immanuel

Water crawled through the small stream, giggling and swishing as the king sat on a log, thinking of the hard decisions ahead. The kingdom looked good on the outside, but the dangers that lie ahead could destroy what everyone knew … Continue reading

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7 Christmas Character Traits for the Whole Year

It seems everyone loves the Christmas season. I always joked with my congregation that we want a white Christmas but we don’t want to see snow any other time during the year. Whether we allow the world to hijack Christmas … Continue reading

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5 Truths About Christmas

One of the greatest things about Christmas is that it highlights the truth in our hearts and lives. It’s hard to get away from the truth when we celebrate Jesus coming into the world to expose the darkness and the … Continue reading

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From Darkness to Light

As we enter the Christmas season I want to focus on a prophecy about Jesus that was true at the moment of incarnation at his birth and also at the beginning of his ministry. One of the greatest images in … Continue reading

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Overjoyed

We’ve been talking about the four pillars of Thanksgiving this month. But the fourth pillar is my personal favorite. The process of thanksgiving, of learning how to be thankful for all things that God does in our lives, begins with … Continue reading

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Act on It

In the month of November we celebrate Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday other than Easter. The history of Thanksgiving is grounded in the first settlers arriving in America. But there’s a deeply biblical and faith-filled message that surrounds Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

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The Attitude of Gratitude

Everyone has a disposition in life, perspective and the attitude to follow it. Some people are naturally cynical and antagonistic. They see the glass as half-full and are pessimistic in nature. Other people are always optimistic no matter what the … Continue reading

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3 P’s of God’s Goodness

Throughout the month of November I want to deliver a few blog post messages on the theme of the Four Pillars of Thanksgiving. One of the most lacking abilities in our culture is to be thankful for the things around … Continue reading

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