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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

Christianity · church · encouragement · faith · God · prayer · religion

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

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Watching & praying by faith brings deliverance, according to these 8 scriptures

All of us have our struggles. It’s part of our human condition even when we’re saved. But we don’t have to give up on being delivered from the temptations that seem to always trip us up. That’s why Paul gave us a list of sins that keep people out of heaven in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, then… Continue reading Watching & praying by faith brings deliverance, according to these 8 scriptures

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How persecution can lead to prophetic praise

The opening of 1 Samuel introduces us to a mighty woman of God named Hannah. Little did she know what an impact her seemingly insignificant life would play in blessing the whole nation of Israel. Early on in the book, we find that she was facing two huge problems–her sterility and persecution from her husband Elkanah’s… Continue reading How persecution can lead to prophetic praise

Christianity · church · Holy Spirit · prayer · religion · spiritual gifts

Praying in the Spirit does not require speaking in tongues

What does it mean to pray in the Spirit? For many decades, those who consider themselves Pentecostals have been teaching that it means that one has to pray in an unknown tongue to pray in the spirit. They usually refer to 1 Corinthians 14:14 to back it up. There’s a huge problem with that idea.… Continue reading Praying in the Spirit does not require speaking in tongues

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Missionary’s kidnapping shows us how to experience God’s love in our darkest hour

If you’re like me, at times you forget how amazing God’s love is or sometimes just take it for granted. For some of us, it takes a dark period in life (even if foolishly brought on by ourselves) to remind us how God’s hand and his love are at work in our lives to take… Continue reading Missionary’s kidnapping shows us how to experience God’s love in our darkest hour

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Instead of complaining about God, it’s time to start asking him what he’s up to

I admit it. I’ve been guilty of it. Complaining to God about what he is or isn’t doing. As if he isn’t aware of the situation or as if I know better how to handle it than he does. God forgive me. But thank God for his patience and longsuffering. He wants us to approach… Continue reading Instead of complaining about God, it’s time to start asking him what he’s up to