Christianity · church · encouragement · faith · Holy Spirit · life · Paul the Apostle · prayer · religion · spiritual gifts · spiritual strength

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

Christianity · encouragement · faith · family · life · prayer

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

children · Christianity · deliverance · encouragement · faith · family · God · life · prayer · religion · spiritual strength

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

Bible · Christianity · encouragement · faith · God · persecution · prayer · religion

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

Christianity · encouragement · End times · judgment · life · prayer · religion · Revelation · spiritual gifts · spiritual strength

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

atheism · government · human rights · law · politics · prayer · religion · U.S. Constitution

Texas Attorney General hands judge victory over atheists

After a Texas judicial commission, prompted by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), left unanswered questions about a judge’s volunteer chaplaincy program and courtroom prayers, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was asked to look into the program to see if it passed constitutional muster. Montgomery County Justice of the Peace/Coroner Wayne Mack found that if… Continue reading Texas Attorney General hands judge victory over atheists

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75%+ of Americans pray for their own healing, 90% for others’ healing

Baylor University released a study on April 18 revealing that most Americans still believe in praying to God for healing. Americans are not only praying for themselves, but for others also–including the use of laying on of hands. According to Jeff Levin, “Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and director of the… Continue reading 75%+ of Americans pray for their own healing, 90% for others’ healing