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February 2013 Blog Posts (26)

Prayer time in church service

Is anyone having an issue with the music taking so much time there is no time for prayer in the service, and not much time for sermons?  Or has anyone having a problem with Purpose Driven Church and it's philosophy?

Added by Sherry Beeson on February 28, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Do You Feel Forgotten By God?

This morning in my time with the Lord, I was reading in Genesis 40, which is the account of Joseph in prison for a crime he did not commit. The Bible is not clear as to the length of his confinement before his release, but we do know that Joseph knew that was not the end for him—there was more to come according to the prophetic dreams of the Lord that had been planted in his spirit thirteen years prior as a young lad of…

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Added by Michael Steven Knoll on February 28, 2013 at 8:18am — No Comments

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY PRAYER BULLETIN FEBRUARY 2013 UPDATE; plus Bangladesh, Egypt, Kenya, UK

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 199 | Wed 27 Feb 2013

by Elizabeth Kendal



WELCOME to the intercessors who have joined the list this month.



'For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, "In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.". . .' (Isaiah 30:15 ESV)





FEBRUARY 2013 UPDATE - During February we prayed concerning . . .



* SYRIA (RLPB 196), where a…

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Added by Ron Clough on February 27, 2013 at 2:36am — No Comments

Morning Prayer or Night Prayer?

How many times have we heard that Jesus prayed early in the morning and thus we ought to do the same? Granted, early morning prayer is both needed and valuable. But what if I am not a morning person? What if I wake up slow and don’t think very well until a few cups of caffeine? What if I am a night person? Good news. God hears and responds to prayer in the evening as well as in the morning. The Psalmist said, “The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on February 25, 2013 at 7:22am — No Comments

Train Your Replacement!

The mighty prophet Elijah had been used by God in some dramatic ways: proclaiming to King Ahab that there would be no rain until further notice; multiplying a widow’s meager food; raising a boy from the dead; challenging the false prophets of Baal and calling down fire from heaven; and praying for the return of rain.

 

But these activities—and the demonic threats of Queen Jezebel—took a toll on the man of God, to such an extent that in 1 Kings 19 he…

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Added by Jim Buchan on February 24, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments

Do You Know Who’s Teaching Your Grandchildren?

By Guest Blogger, Max Elliot Anderson

My wife and I are newly minted grandparents. We were blessed with two granddaughters last year.

            As a grandparent, you are already aware of the many forces at work, intent on attempting to shape the thoughts and opinions of the little ones in your family.

           For decades, psychologists have reported about the…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on February 22, 2013 at 7:16pm — No Comments

HOW SATAN HURTS GOD "I've often wondered how it could be called 'a war' if one party couldn't possibly hurt the other."

Some Christians feel like they are the prime target of Satan's attacks. But Scripture does not teach this. Here are some important things to keep in mind about him and how he works:



First, Satan isn't omnipresent like God, who is everywhere. Like us, the devil can only be at one place at a time. So he's most likely never…
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Added by Eddie Smith on February 21, 2013 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Seeing God

                                             SEEING GOD

 

My husband John saw the face of God…

 

I see God and have a personal relationship with Him.

 

I say this very humbly. Personally I can’t imagine a life without a higher power. Sometimes life just really stinks and it is good to know that God never did intend any of this and that He still has a plan. God does not want to elude us but show us He is real.

 

Even when…

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Added by Rebecca Tatum on February 21, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Good will or God's will

Good Will or God’s Will

 

 

I still remember the time I handed my will over for God’s will.

 

I was a very successful highly trained medical professional who just reached the paradigm of jobs with the most highly rated Biotech Company in the US at the time.

It was a good job and as a medical provider I had helped a lot of people.

 

I wanted to work there for life and I basically had my future…

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Added by Rebecca Tatum on February 21, 2013 at 3:47pm — No Comments

E-n-l-a-r-g-i-n-g the meaning…

One of the most familiar “group prayer” questions is, “Would you lead us in prayer?”  Everyone knows what it means.  But if we are going to be most effective in facilitating corporate prayer, we will want to broaden the meaning of this very familiar question. Here is what I wrote in United and Ignited.



 I have the privilege of sharing at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon a few times per year on the topic of dynamic corporate prayer. …

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Added by Dennis Fuqua on February 21, 2013 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Are You Raising a Boy? You're Gonna Want to Pray This

The book of the Bible most dedicated to the teaching of wisdom is Proverbs. The thoughts, collections and sayings of Solomon, arguably the wisest man in history, are offered in Proverbs for all who would seek to live wisely. I find it very interesting, almost ironic, that the book of the Bible most dedicated to the propagation of wisdom begins with several chapters warning of the folly of sexual sin. I find it even more intriguing that these warnings are offered by the son of a known…

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Added by Will Davis Jr on February 20, 2013 at 5:36pm — No Comments

CHRISTIANS IN LIBYA & SUDAN FACING DEATH FOR THEIR WITNESS; plus Tanzania

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 198 | Wed 20 Feb 2013



LIBYA & SUDAN: CHRISTIANS FACING DEATH FOR THEIR WITNESS

- plus vigilant prayer requested for Tanzania



by Elizabeth Kendal



Islam is a totalitarian, all-encompassing system of life. Blasphemy (criticism) and apostasy (rejection) are punishable by death for not only are blasphemers and apostates regarded as enemies and traitors to Islam, they are also a source of fitna. Fitna is…

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Added by Ron Clough on February 20, 2013 at 4:53am — No Comments

A Presidents' Day Reminder!



From George to the present
our job's been to pray
for whoever's leading…
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Added by Greg Asimakoupoulos on February 18, 2013 at 11:50am — No Comments

Pray No More Drug Overdoses

We have taken the Bible, prayer and the Ten Commandments out of our schools and the public arena. The vast majority of our young people no longer have a moral compass. Broken homes, the corruption of our culture and the secularization of society have led to an entire generation of young people feeling lonely and hopeless. In many cases, they are seeking relief using dangerous and potentially deadly chemicals. Not only are they abusing prescribed medications, smoking herbal marijuana…

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Added by Steven L. Sherman on February 18, 2013 at 11:49am — No Comments

Ever-Increasing Glory

“How are you doing today?” That’s the question I’ve often asked people over the years.

 

But I’ve concluded that this is probably the wrong question. I’m thinking of trying out a new query for the people I encounter:

 

“How’s your TRAJECTORY today?”

 

This is a much better question, isn’t it? Although I hope you’re having a good day, it’s much more important that the overall trajectory of your life is…

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Added by Jim Buchan on February 15, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

How did someone leave an imprtint on your life?

My grandmother’s example of her faith in Jesus Christ to see her through the difficult times in life made a significant imprint on my life.

While I was attending college in her town, I had many opportunities to visit my widowed grandmother often. She shared with me that in her loneliness she was placing her trust in God to care for her by claiming the promise Jesus gave His disciples after His resurrection. “Lo, I am with you always, even to…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on February 14, 2013 at 6:24pm — No Comments

EXPOSING THE TERRORS OF THE NORTH KOREA GULAG

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 197 | Wed 13 Feb 2013



NORTH KOREA: EXPOSING THE TERRORS OF THE GULAG



by Elizabeth Kendal



In North Korea loyalty to and worship of the ruling Kim family is mandatory, as is acquiescence to the doctrine of juche (self-reliance). The official website of North Korea (DPRK) states: 'The Juche idea is based on the philosophical principle that man is the master of everything and decides everything. It is the man-centred…

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Added by Ron Clough on February 13, 2013 at 5:25am — No Comments

The Aroma of Salvation

http://www.missionamerica.org/Brix?pageID=12737
The love of God is incredible. It is so difficult for us to fathom and describe.
He loves and cares for us beyond our comprehension. And that is His assignment for us…
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Added by Pat Allen on February 12, 2013 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Does the app help?

Dear praying friends,



Have you taken a look at Seek God for the City 2013? What do you think? The days of united prayer begin this Wednesday, February 13 and continue through Palm Sunday, March 24.



Would you consider suggesting this great resource to your blog, network, or list of friends? Now is a perfect time to download the app and get ready to pray with many thousands of others. …



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Added by Steve Hawthorne on February 11, 2013 at 6:53pm — 1 Comment

Worship

In the 15th century, Martin Luther wanted to renew genuine worship. For centuries monks had kept the scriptures and sacred music locked away in monasteries. But after printing press put the Gutenberg bible back in the hands of the common man in the 1450’s, Luther worked to put worship back in the hands, and minds of the common man to fuel the revival that swept…

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Added by Timothy Burns on February 10, 2013 at 10:41pm — 3 Comments

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