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Prayer

A Roadmap for Prayer

When I pray, I’m less distracted if I have a course to follow. There are several prayer plans out there. Such an aid is easy to remember and follow under various circumstances and pressures. Having a roadmap for your prayer time can help redirect misguided prayers and focus meandering prayers. […]
success

Do You Care Too Much About Success?

Video Notes: In a world that often only cares about “what will work,” Christ calls us to care about what is right. “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote powerfully during the time of […]
Disappointment

God Is Working Through Your Disappointment

Now the donkeys belonging to Saul’s father Kish were lost. (1 Samuel 9:3) No one likes to lose their donkeys. In fact, people don’t enjoy losing anything. Loss is frustrating. And Kish said to his son Saul, “Take one of the servants with you and go and look for the […]
Key Connections

Key Connections (October 27, 2017)

Lose Christ Alone, Lose Christianity (Stephen Wellum, The Gospel Coalition) Christ alone isn’t a slogan; it’s the center of the solas by which the Reformers recovered the grace of God and declared the glory of God. Christ alone integrates the purposes and plans of God as he has revealed them in […]
spiritual dry spells

Spiritual Dry Spells: Causes and Cures

I’m willing to bet that most of us have experienced a spiritual dry spell—a time when we felt far from the Lord, unfruitful, unmotivated, and maybe a little lost. Feelings of closeness and communion with the Lord faded. That fiery desire to love and serve Christ dwindled. Maybe that’s you, […]
enemies

Pray for Your Enemies

My co-worker’s words were unkind and untrue. How could Beth[1] say such a thing about me? She’s a Christian. She should know better. All day her words simmered in my soul. Each time my mind hit the replay button, my eyes narrowed and my jaw tightened. That night as I […]