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Obstacles to Effective Prayer (Part 2)

In Part 1, we discussed several reasons why a prayer may seem to go unanswered.  The reasons discussed were wavering faith, wrong motives, conflict in relationships, lack of generosity, and indifference.   Psalm 17:1-6 (NIV) A prayer of David. 1 Hear … Continue reading

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Obstacles to Effective Prayer (Part 1)

James 1:5-8 (NIV) 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts … Continue reading

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Follow in the Footsteps of Jesus

1 Corinthians 11:1 (NIV) 11 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. Our society tends to distrust authority figures.  We’ve seen leaders caught in lies and scandals, and established institutions often seem to fail us.  So how do we … Continue reading

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It Is a Dark World Out There: Keep Calm and Carry On

It was 1939, just before the outbreak of what would come to be known as the Second World War.  Hitler was on the move, the dominoes were starting to fall.  The British government, facing what Winston Churchill would soon call … Continue reading

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Fruit Naturally Comes From Faith

Psalm 1(NIV) 1 Blessed is the one     who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take     or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,     and who meditates on his law … Continue reading

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Making Time for God

Mark 1:35 (NIV) 35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.   Godly people make a habit of spending time with God. … Continue reading

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A Rose We Will Never Forget: Remembering the Life of Rose Ann Pierce

As I was preparing my talk for Grandma Rose’s funeral, the memories flooded my soul and the words kept coming and coming.  By the time I was done, I had a talk that was going to be way too long … Continue reading

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