My wife and I just got back from 11 days in Israel with Caroll Roberson. We learned so much that we need to share. I feel it has changed the way I will study God's Word and preach. We brought back many teaching aids and pictures we will be using to teach others.
I would recomed this for everyone who can possibly paarticipate in going to this amazing land.
Added by Rev. Alfred K. Carter on March 18, 2010 at 10:49am —
It is in the silence that God speaks and we must be quiet and listen. How hard can listening be? Very hard. In a society were we are always "plugged in," listening can be challenging. We feel a need to "do something, say something, move something and hurry God along." Being quiet requires us to slow down and wait on God to answewr. Being quiet requires us to concentrate on hearing in the silence. Being quiet requires us to tune our ears to hear God's voice and tune our hearts to receive… Continue
Added by Teshawn Green on March 15, 2010 at 4:30pm —
What is forgiveness? Is it forgetting an event happened? Or is it surpressing the emotions the occurred surrounding the event. Is forgiveness simply saying "I forgive you" because we are required to forgive according to Matthew 18:22? Are we more eager to forgive when we have minimal contact with the person we need to forgive? If we see the person do we hide or shun them? Or are we happy and excited to see the person who offended us?
During this second semester of Elijah House… Continue
Added by Teshawn Green on March 12, 2010 at 11:30am —
I woke up this morning thinking of Bubble and Squeak. It was an odd but brilliant idea--the obvious solution to my nagging problem about what to bring to an Irish-themed potluck I'm attending tonight. Truth be told, I don't much care for Irish cuisine. But at the very least, my humble potato and cabbage casserole will provide us with interesting conversation as we take turns trying to guess how it got its peculiar name.
One Irish-themed thought led quickly to… Continue
Added by Cynthia Bezek on March 12, 2010 at 10:00am —
In our prayer small group at church we are dwelling with the topic of hearing Gods voice.We have a desire to hear God more direct and clarely.In this proscess we are turning to the big story-tellers as Eugene Peterson would have expressed it.One of the writers with most impact on my mind is Larry Lea and his breakthrough book : Hearing Ear.I believe this book has created a longing to hear Gods voice among a worlwide public.Going through his book again I realize this is certainly not any… Continue
Added by Terje Leigre on March 12, 2010 at 9:07am —
This business of praying, while a very rewarding thing, also takes discipline and a choice.. We have to choose to talk to God and choose to obey so that we can keep the communication lines open. I have to choose to turn off the tv, choose to read books on prayer when I'd rather just tune out and so on. I also have to choose to keep praying even when there are no results yet. I have to keep on believing those promises until I see them fulfilled. This is much easier said then… Continue
Added by Sally J Campbell on March 10, 2010 at 12:51am —
Mustard Seed Faith…
Added by Marsha Mundy on March 2, 2010 at 9:19pm —
Meeting with a group of guys at work to study the Celebration of Discipline. This is a classic, written in 1978 to get people back to the disciplines that during the time of Christ were not even explained, because everyone did them. including mediation, fasting, prayer, solitude, service and more...great book, looking forward to growing in my disciplines with like minded brothers. Please pray for us as we learn what should become second nature to all Christians....
Added by Bradley Schlief on March 2, 2010 at 10:58am —
I imagine some of you in the Pray!
Network are pretty passionate about helping children learn to pray. Maybe you're a parent or grandparent, a Sunday school or VBS teacher, or you might lead the mid-week children's program. I'd like to make a few suggestions to help you in your ministry.
First, perhaps one of you would like to start a group here on the Pray! Network around the topic of teaching children to pray. To do so, go to the groups tab at the top of the… Continue
Added by Cynthia Bezek on March 1, 2010 at 6:07pm —
What a great way to use social networks! i just recently signed up and have been enjoying this social network immensely! It seems that security and decency has been built in and so us "prayer people" can get together to our heart's content! Of course we all know that prayer people are considered by most to be kind of odd birds! I can access this on both my netbook and my iPhone quite easily. I use the website on my iPhone not the mobile phone version. I am afraid the mobile site does not get as… Continue
Added by Sally J Campbell on February 27, 2010 at 11:20pm —
I have taught about this and tried to practice this and yet i still need to go deeper! It is not even logical to not trust God and yet i can falter in unbelief. If i look at who He is and what He says it compels me to trust Him! Numbers 23:19 and 20 come to mind. He NEVER lies! No one else can say that!
Added by Sally J Campbell on February 26, 2010 at 10:03pm —
Added by Marsha Mundy on February 24, 2010 at 5:04pm —
It is amazing how God can cross our paths in life. For some time ago Cynthia reccomended in her prayer blog to look up Brad Jerzak and his" The God Who Speaks Newsletter". Well,obedient as I am I did. Now I have read everything he has published on these pages. Honestly, I am still a fan of Brad. I have also reccomended his newsletters in our own website. In Norway he is mostly unknown.Going to sunday service this morning the speaker told of a weekend he had attended recently here in Norway and… Continue
Added by Terje Leigre on February 21, 2010 at 2:18pm —
A prayer resource set that I have found effective is the "Power of a Praying Woman Bible" (Stormie Omartian, General Editor) alongside the related "Praying Through the Bible: A Prayer Journal". I found the Bible on sale at Christian Book Distributors and the Journal at Bookcloseouts, both on sale and at reasonable prices. The study Bible has a feature, Going Deeper, in which Stormie suggests a passage to read and then she has commentary on it. I read both the passage and what she has to say… Continue
Added by Janice Garey on February 20, 2010 at 5:54pm —
The Pray! Network blog is a great place to post a resource that has
helped strengthen your prayer life or a quote that might inspire
others to pray or a comment on a scripture reference ... The
process is simple - Jump in!
Added by Phil Miglioratti on February 20, 2010 at 9:57am —
This week I read through Leviticus again. I can't tell you how many times I have read through this book, either in daily readings or as part of a read through the Bible program.
I usually don't get much of a lift from reading through these lines: one, because it is so heavy with laws that I can in no way fulfill ,and two, I get bored by the repeat of all the detail.
This time was very different. As I finished my reading of Leviticus I became completely overwhelmed by my… Continue
Added by Rev. Alfred K. Carter on February 20, 2010 at 9:50am —
Communication With God
What is communication? It is a two way interaction. Prayer is the way we communicate with our… Continue
Added by Marsha Mundy on February 19, 2010 at 4:54pm —
I admit that I'm technologically skeptical. As a result, I'm always nearly the last person to get the latest gizmo. Whether it's a cell phone, laptop computer, digital camera, MP3 player, or GPS, I'm usually the one saying "But what do I need that
for?" The only reason I joined Facebook was because a certain Christian publishing house I work for strongly suggested it.
So then, what business does a nice, old-fashioned magazine editor like me have singing the praises… Continue
Added by Cynthia Bezek on February 19, 2010 at 11:00am —
Recently I shared with a friend about a painful time in my life when I desperately wanted God but couldn't find Him. I mean, I knew in my head that He was with me because my theology told me so. He is omnipresent. He's always with me, that's His promise. But my heart needed Him and found Him conspicuously absent.
My friend suggested we ask Jesus to assure me of His presence and tangible care for me during that hard time. And He did. It would take more words than… Continue
Added by Cynthia Bezek on February 18, 2010 at 9:30am —
A lot of Christian parents worry about the influence television has on their kids. But here's a way to turn that concern on its head: What if you encouraged your kids to be the influencers. Teach them how to influence television through prayer!
Last month at meetings of the National Prayer Committee I met Karen Covell, a television producer and director of the Hollywood Prayer Network. She told me about hundreds of intercessors who are literally changing… Continue
Added by Cynthia Bezek on February 16, 2010 at 7:00pm —