A Symphony of Transformation – 2 Peter 1:5-7

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2) Romans 12:2 challenges us to “be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” That’s all well and good, but what does…

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I Will Be With You

Does this sound familiar? You feel “led” by God to do something, to go somewhere, to take some course of action. But you want confirmation that it’s really God’s plan for your life, so you figuratively “put out the fleece.” What’s that, you ask? Well, go back to Judges 6 and 7, and read the…

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Your Attitude in Prayer

Luke 18 describes two different people and their approach to God in prayer: “To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: “God, I thank you…

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Veterans Day

For most of us our lives are marked by a variety of responsibilities, unwelcome crises, and competing commitments which make it difficult to know what day of the week it is, not to mention what each day might hold. At such a pace, moments of prayerful reflection or remembrance are often displaced by deadlines and…

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The Cost of Prayer

Just do a Google search on “Verses about prayer,” and you will find commands and promises such as these: It should be clear that God wants us to pray. It should be clear that God’s wants us to pray in every situation, and for every need. It would probably be difficult to find any situation…

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Does God Listen When We Pray?

Philip Yancey says that “Is God listening” is a common question for a Christian to ask.[1] And it certainly does seem like at times the ceiling is closed to us, doesn’t it? It’s pretty easy to get discouraged and decide that prayer isn’t really worth it. But in his book On Earth as It Is…

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The Armor of God Part 7 – Pray in the Spirit

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly…

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The Armor of God Part 5 – The Helmet of Salvation

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly…

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