4 Vital Ways to Pray for Your Church

That church that you drive to every Sunday — that group of 20, 200, or 2,000 believers that you meet with every week — was meant to change the world. That’s what the Bible says. We have been praying over our world and our nation in this series of posts. We have been asking God […]

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The 3 Purposes of Your Marriage

Do you realize just how important your marriage is? It’s important to you, to your spouse, and to your family… But do you realize the full purpose of what it is we are asked to live out through our marriages? That God has a deeper goal than just bringing you close to another person? And […]

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4 Ways to Pray for Our Nation

America. The land of the free and the home of the brave. But lately, that’s not what comes to mind when I think about my nation. Instead I just wonder, Where are we headed? With the craziness of the election, the backwards direction of our culture, and a host of seemingly unsolvable problems, where does […]

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Pro-life or Just Anti-Abortion?

Abortion is a tragic part of our cultural reality right now. Every day, babies are killed in the name of convenience, rights, or even responsibility. It’s deplorable and it’s heart-rending. It’s a mindset that flies in the face of our Designer’s value of life. We need to be taking steps to end it. We need […]

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8 Ways to Pray for Our World

Our world sometimes feels like a place on fire. War, disease, starvation, unrest. These things have become familiar. Inescapable. And with our modern technology, we know more than ever. We hear the stories of hurting and lost people living the on the other side of the planet. We see their suffering and the cruelty of […]

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How to Stop Sin Before It Starts

Don’t you hate that moment about 5 seconds after you mess up? You’re almost done mopping the house, when you turn around and see your son has let the muddy dog inside. You explode. You’re drinking coffee with a friend and a name is brought up. You let fly all your negative thoughts on that […]

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How to Pray for Someone Who is Hurting

There is almost nothing harder than watching a friend or family member who is hurting, and knowing there is nothing we can do to change their circumstances. It’s frustrating, it’s painful… And, on this Earth, it happens with crushing frequency. But, as those saved by grace and adopted into the family of God, we know […]

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