The Citadel – Family Prayer

For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God? Almost two-hundred years ago, it was stated, “… error and worldliness make inroads upon the church” and there are increasingly “… the wants, temptations, dangers, and sins of the family state.” Sounds like…

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One Man at a Time

“Watch therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass …” (Luke 21:36). The reticence of fathers to pray with and for their families, their functional absence as a spiritual watchman over their families, leaves the home unsecured spiritually and unprotected. Watching in prayer…

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The Family in Prayer

… He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, … Psalm 78:5 The Directory for Family Worship, used by the Presbyterians argued that family worship was necessary to secure “the power and practice of godliness, amongst all ministers and members.” A…

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Watching

“Son of man, I have made you a watchman …” (Ezekiel 33:16-17). Adam was given, along with Eve, the gift of dominion over all the earth (Genesis 1:28). But it was to Adam specifically that the charge was given to ‘grow’ the garden, to cultivate it; and to ‘guard’ it (2:15). The scope of the…

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Prayer is a Heaven Thing!

I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” Revelation 5:11 Christensen…

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Repeating History

In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes. Judges 21:25 The book of Judges climaxes with a story of self-styled faith. Micah, deeply religious, hungry for the spiritual, secures a priest for his own house. It sounds noble. But it is a microcosm…

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Could It Happen Again?

These that have turned the world upside down are come here also! Acts. 17:6 The time of the first Christian church at Antioch, the mission of the Church moved steadily forward. Seventy years later, Pliny expressed with deep concern and passion the proliferation of Christianity to such a degree that it then threatened the stability…

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