The 4-dimensional Model of Prayer!

Most churches have a single-dimensional model for prayer. They have a prayer meeting that is one-style, one-time, one-leader for all. They are limited in terms of the prayer formats that are used. Even the prayer focus becomes routine, often too narrow. Intercessors sometimes “take over” the prayer services with a level of passion too hot…

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The Levels of Church-based Prayer Ministry

A crisis or casual approach to prayer ministry is not adequate (Level One). Further, a prayer ministry must not be our goal (Level Two). We don’t want a “prayer ministry,” but rather a “praying church!” There are various levels of intensity here. All should launch an aggressive, balanced prayer process that seeks to engage the…

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ReThinking the Church!

THE CHURCH SOWN We know the Church ecclesia – called out from the world and separated unto God. Every Sunday, we exercise this aspect of church. Driving out of our neighborhoods, we pass hundreds of homes with families not connected to a life-giving congregation. We pass the super-centers and schools where we work, hospitals and…

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Communion with God

Philip Melanchthon, a companion of Luther, noted, “Trouble and perplexity drive me to prayer and prayer drives away perplexity and trouble.” So the first labor in prayer is to get beyond our own needs and lay hold of God Himself in perfect communion realizing that in Him and in Him alone are all the answers…

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Labor Out of Rest

Dutch Sheets says, “We don’t wait well. We’re into microwaving; God, on the other hand, is usually into marinating.”[1] The writer of Hebrews tells us that there is a “rest!” that belongs to us (Hebrews 4:1; 9-11). He calls us to enter the rest of God. Yes, there is a dimension of prayer that involves…

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Prayer as Discipline and Delight

A balanced prayer life must be driven by delight as much as by duty. The greatest motivator is not law, but love! Ultimately, you cannot make people pray. No amount of guilt is a deep enough incentive. No exposure to the pain and problems of the earth, the lost and dying world around us, can…

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Presidential Candidate May Threaten Christianity!

Gary Cass is the Chairman and CEO of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (CADC). He says we may be in big trouble if a certain candidate wins the Presidential election. Frankly, we are in big trouble now – and no candidate by himself can save the nation without a Great Awakening. Nevertheless, both major candidates present…

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