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Texas school board wins appeal to allow student-led prayers

Since 1997, the Birdville Independent School District near Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, has allowed students to open their school board meetings with a statement. Often those statements turn out to be prayers in the name of Jesus. That didn’t sit well with a gay atheist high school student (who has now graduated) so the American Humanist… Continue reading Texas school board wins appeal to allow student-led prayers

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Oregon toddler raised from the dead after drowning in pond

Matthew and Elsa Cunningham of Baker City, Oregon, are praising God this week for the restoration of their 22-month-old son, Matty. At the end of last week while the couple was working in their yard, Matty wandered off. Anyone who has had a toddler or has been around them knows how quickly that can happen. After… Continue reading Oregon toddler raised from the dead after drowning in pond

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Approaching ministry full blast with confidence

I’m thankful to the Lord every day for his word and for the saints whose actions are recorded in it, setting the example for me in how I should conduct myself. Although I’m not even close to being in the same class as the apostle Paul, it’s something I strive toward. I admire how he… Continue reading Approaching ministry full blast with confidence

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Family survives New Orleans tornado with prayer

When Richard Pierre and his son Austin sat down to have lunch together Tuesday, February 7, without warning the wind picked up and their whole house started shaking. Richard grabbed his son and they ran to the center of their house just as an EF-2 tornado rampaged through their neighborhood. In the midst of it,… Continue reading Family survives New Orleans tornado with prayer

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A boy’s obedience saves his life, illustrates Christian readiness

This past Wednesday evening in the mainly Christian nation of Fiji, 43-yr-old Lekima called his 11-yr-old son, Joeli, into the house for family evening worship. The boy was out on their front porch doing his homework. He immediately walked into the house when his father called him in. Moments later, an out-of-control car sped through… Continue reading A boy’s obedience saves his life, illustrates Christian readiness

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Persistent enemies require our persistent faith, prayer, & prophecy

Stay faithful to the Lord for any amount of time and you may find that the enemies of the Lord can be rather persistent about their aspirations to tear down God’s plans. If we stand firm on our Christian convictions, however, we may more often than not find our enemies’ plans thwarted. This is something… Continue reading Persistent enemies require our persistent faith, prayer, & prophecy

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A censer to censure: the impact of the saints’ prayers

If our prayers are in line with God’s will, they can have a powerful impact throughout the Earth, even when we may not notice it or may take it for granted. This is why Christ and his apostles stressed prayer so often in their teachings. In Revelation 8, we get a glimpse of the powerful,… Continue reading A censer to censure: the impact of the saints’ prayers