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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Family Faith – The Only Kind that Survives

“You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates” Deuteronomy 6:9. In the 1980s, the Lily Foundation conducted studies on the decline of a major mainline denomination. One of the assumptions was that the decline in attendance and membership was related to a lack of participation, the decline of the…

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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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The Holocaust Begins Again!

Kristallnacht: 73 Years Ago The Holocaust Began – Is it About to Begin Again? Jeff Dunetz – Yid With Lid, November 8th, 2011 Do Not Stand Idly By While Your Neighbor Bleeds~ Vayikra (Levitucus) 19:16 Kristallnacht also known as Night of Broken Glass was an anti-Jewish pogrom in Nazi Germany on November 9th-10th 1938. Kristallnacht…

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Consider Jesus!

This morning, during my prayer time, I found myself considering the conversions of significant people – Wesley, Livingston, John Newton, and more. One story stood out. The conversion of Lin Yutang. He was raised in China by Christian parents. Once out of the small valley, enrolled in college to prepare for ministry, his little world…

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