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Awakening to Pray

by Dr. James Willingham Our one great need today is for an awakening to prayer.  Yes, there are many calls to pray, and there are many who pray.  However, we have yet to see a movement of the Spirit of … Continue reading

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3 Decisions a Pastor Can Make That Will Help His Family | Ronnie Floyd

My wife Jeana grew up in the home of a Pastor, and we have always worked hard together to ensure our family is our #1 priority following our personal commitment to Jesus Christ. To God’s glory, my wife did not … Continue reading

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Children in Single-Parent Families Are More Likely to Witness Domestic Violence | Family Studies | ERLC.COM

Many studies have found that young people raised in single-parent families show more achievement and behavior problems than those who grow up with both their biological parents. Family sociologists often attribute these developmental problems to the meager financial resources that … Continue reading

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Small, rural church gives 30% through CP | Baptist Press

ALMYRA, Ark. (BP) — Some might say trusting God comes easily for the farming families who make up the majority of the members of Almyra First Baptist Church. They watch rice emerge from flooded fields, soybeans grow in carefully weeded … Continue reading

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To Quit or Not to Quit When Kingdom and Corporate Goals Conflict | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

I occasionally work with a man who once labored as the chief financial officer of a sizable media corporation. His company produced radio programs, magazines, and television shows that generally focused on news and lifestyle programming. One year, however, his … Continue reading

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5 Reasons We Eat Together as a Family | Challies Dot Com

It is one of my clearest memories from twelfth grade (apart from the one I mention at the end of this article). It was my final year of high school but my first year at Ancaster Public High School. I … Continue reading

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Three Facts for Your Fret | Desiring God

We tend to fret. It is a fact about creatures that we are derivative beings who can’t ultimately control the world around us. We have questions about whether we should do this or that, and about what might happen if … Continue reading

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The Glorious, Radical, Ordinary Christian Life | Desiring God

Christians are supposed to have an impact on the world in which we live. Like the followers of Jesus in Acts 17:6–7, present-day followers of Jesus should be turning the world upside down. However, when we think about turning the … Continue reading

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My Boring Christian Testimony | Christianity Today

How I know it’s nonetheless real. Megan Hill/ December 31, 2014 The December issue marks two years since we launched Testimony, CT’s back-page feature spotlighting stories of conversion to Christ. One of our most popular features, we’ve heard from ex-atheists, … Continue reading

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Interracial marriage and the gospel | ERLC.com

NOTE: The 2015 ERLC Leadership Summit will address “The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation” to equip Christians to apply the gospel on these issues with convictional kindness in their communities, their families, and their churches. This event will be held in … Continue reading

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Wanted: Parents willing to get too attached | ERLC.com

It’s been just over eight months since my husband and I brought our sweet baby boy home from the hospital. Memories of what life was like before his arrival are faint. We can’t imagine our day-to-day without his crinkled-nose smiles … Continue reading

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When Grandma and Grandpa Don’t Celebrate Like We Do | Desiring God

Your Christmases may have been hang-loose back in the B.C. years — before children. You were thankful for Jesus, but you didn’t give much thought to how the event was observed. Now you have young children who soak up everything. … Continue reading

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How to Change Your Mind | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

The beginning of a New Year is an an excellent time to try something new. As you make your list of resolutions and goals I want to recommend adding a simple four step process that could transform your life by, … Continue reading

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10 Ways We Can Remember to Be Christians this Christmas | TGC | Kevin DeYoung

Christmas is almost here. And that means many of us are tired, frazzled, stressed, and busy. The next two weeks will go by in a blur–from family, to church, to food, to family, to football, back to church, back to … Continue reading

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Should Christians Celebrate Christmas? | GRACE to You

Undoubtedly a lot of planning has gone into your Christmas celebration this year. Between decorating the house, organizing meals and visits with relatives, preparing for and attending office, church, and family parties, and all the time spent shopping, wrapping, and … Continue reading

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The Gospel Centered Woman | The Gospel Centered Woman

The Gospel Centered Woman: Understanding Biblical Womanhood through the Lens of the Gospel Two thumbs up. Author and blogger Wendy Alsup has done what many others have overlooked. In writing for Christian women, most err in one of two ways. … Continue reading

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Participating in Gathered Worship: Worship with Eager Submission | Founders | The Blog

In the last several posts we have asked the question: How are we to join in the gathered worship of the church? We must make an effort to come and gather. We must enter fully into worship when we arrive. … Continue reading

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The Sacred-Secular Divide Is Pure Fiction | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

The following excerpt is taken from An Open Letter to the Christian Nobility by Martin Luther. Although it is directed toward the Church in Rome circa 1520, its truth applies to any church at any time that advocates for a … Continue reading

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Facing Discouragement? We Need Protection in God’s Encouragement | Ronnie Floyd

Discouragement is one of the enemy’s most effective tools against the people of God. How many small group leaders begin with great dreams of seeing spiritual growth in their group members only to become discouraged and quit? How many pastors … Continue reading

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FIRST-PERSON: Finishing well | Baptist Press | John Yeats

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) — Who wants to come to the end of something and say, “Oops!” Or, “I really messed up!” Or, “If only I had….” Whether you are talking about closing out an event, a career, a year, … Continue reading

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