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Holy Spirit-centered

Toward the end of 1 Thessalonians 5, Paul unleashes what seems to be a string of last minute random statements. Although his statements can be quoted (and often are) as stand-alone phrases, they are all linked together. I'm speaking especially of verses 16-23, which read as follows: 16 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing… Continue reading Holy Spirit-centered

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Atheist’s Kentucky school shooting drives student-led prayers across the state

The teenage male shooter at Marshall County High School was an atheist who admired Stalin, according to screenshots of his now-deleted social media account(s) being distributed across the Internet. Nevertheless, his heinous act of killing two schoolmates and injuring over a dozen others has prompted student-led prayers across the Bible Belt state with school staff… Continue reading Atheist’s Kentucky school shooting drives student-led prayers across the state

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Striving together in prayer

Before I get into the subject of this post, I just want to say thank you to all of you out there who have ever prayed to the Lord for me or who will pray for me at some future time. Your prayers have made and will make a huge difference, whether you know it… Continue reading Striving together in prayer

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It’s okay to have doubts as long as we look to God for validation

John the Baptist was a great man of God who knew he had a great calling and anointing on his life from the Lord. He was also very confident in his ministry and was rather blunt when he preached in the wilderness. When he was asked about whether or not he was Christ and who… Continue reading It’s okay to have doubts as long as we look to God for validation

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Mississippi woman hit by reckless driver miraculously survives with minor scrapes

This past Sunday, May 7, Markelia Roberson of Moss Point, Mississippi experienced a miracle that let her know God was looking out for her. She was walking with a friend in the pedestrian lane of the popular and scenic Biloxi Ocean Springs Bridge when a driver crossed into their lane full speed, struck Roberson, and… Continue reading Mississippi woman hit by reckless driver miraculously survives with minor scrapes

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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