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Month: November 2013

11 Inspirational Quotes About Prayer

It is easy to find excuses not to pray. The busyness of life, a short attention span, or a lack of desire might keep you off your knees and cause you to be dependent on yourself instead of dependent on God. It is our hope and prayer that the following […]

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Eight Characteristics of Faith-Filled Prayers

The Prayer of faith, like some plant rooted in a fruitful soil, draws its virtue from a disposition which has been brought into conformity with the mind of Christ. (David McIntyre) Here are eight characteristics of faith-filled prayers, from David McIntyre’s book The Hidden Life of Prayer: 1. It is subject […]

22 Christmas Gift Ideas from Unlocking the Bible

Unlocking the Bible has put together a list of recommended books for everyone on your Christmas list! Browse through our selection below or in the Christmas Gift List part of our store.   LifeKEYS Daily Devotional One-Year Subscription The Gift that Keeps on Giving! Our LifeKEYS Daily Devotional booklet is now available […]

A Prayer for Those Battling Sin

Puritan theologian John Owen wrote the classic work The Mortification of Sin in 1656 to analyze and apply what Paul meant in Romans 8:13 when he said, “For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you “put to death the deeds of the body, […]

The Preacher Who Rightly Refused to Pray for Me

One day I was at a conference in which one of my preaching heroes spoke. He had been a great blessing to me and there was an anointing on his ministry. I wanted that! The conference lasted three days and there was a group of about 100 people. I decided […]

What Does It Mean to Enter into Temptation?

Everybody is tempted.  As long as you’re in the body, temptation can reach you.  The impulse to sin has a landing place in your life. Jesus doesn’t say, “Watch and pray, so you won’t be tempted.”  There’s no way you can get to a place in the Christian life where […]