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December 2012 Blog Posts (40)

The One Minute Intercessor - by Eddie Smith

Many Christians are intimidated by prayer. They assume that…
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Added by Eddie Smith on December 31, 2012 at 12:59pm — No Comments

How to Deal with Sin in the Body

How to Deal with Sin in the Church – Matthew 18:15-19

Introduction: In this passage of Scripture Jesus gives us seven principles on how to deal with those who sin in the church.  There is one overarching lesson He gives without saying it: Never let the sin go for any reason.  Not political correctness.  Not for fear of being criticized yourself.  Not because you may lose the person to the church. (If they have sin they aren’t really a part of the church – the Body of Christ.) …

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Added by Dale Hardy on December 29, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Things To Tell Your Weekend Prayer Team NOT To Do

I would guess that most of our churches have a formal or informal group of people who minister to others after or during the service(s). And we all know that these people are truly pastors in some sense of the word as they love on and care for people through the power of prayer.  Thank God for people who love prayer ministry.

However, some well-meaning folks need a little coaching particularly in what…

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Added by Gary Sinclair on December 28, 2012 at 1:19pm — No Comments

The Problem of Fair-Weather Followers

When I entered the Twitter world in May 2012 with @BestBibleTweets, I set a goal that seemed audacious at the time: gaining 4,000 followers within one year. However, that goal was surpassed in just six months, and I’m now reflecting on having reached the new milestone of 5,000 Twitter followers.

Although this accomplishment is exhilarating in many ways, it’s also a time of sober reevaluation. At each new…

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Added by Jim Buchan on December 28, 2012 at 11:18am — No Comments

New book by Eddie Smith: "Amazing God Encounters: Evidence of God's Intervention in The Lives of Ordinary People Today!"

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You might be surprised to learn that Christianity is the fastest growing religion on Earth. If you aren’t aware of this, you’d not likely know of the amazing spiritual…
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Added by Eddie Smith on December 28, 2012 at 7:02am — No Comments

10 Tips For Your Resolutions - Eddie Smith

Whether you make New Years resolutions or not, I hope you'll benefit from this article.

 10 Tips For Your Resolutions

Eddie Smith

 

Can you believe it? It's almost 2013! What in the world happened to…

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Added by Eddie Smith on December 28, 2012 at 6:55am — 5 Comments

Are your Grandchildren Living in a Greenhouse of Prayer?

In his book “Fearless” Max Lucado writes, “Prayer is the saucer into which parental fears are poured to cool. Jesus says so little about our parenting, makes no comments about spanking, breast-feeding, sibling rivalry, or schooling. Yet his actions speak volumes about prayer. . . Bring your children to me. Raise them in a greenhouse of prayer.” ¹

A…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on December 27, 2012 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Superficial Solutions & the Nation's Problems

“They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, saying,

‘Peace, peace,’ but there is no peace.” – Jeremiah 6:14



A family member, who would like to remain anonymous, recently got the flu. Her head and throat ached, she was badly congested, and her cough was horrific. So she asked me to get her some cough drops among the other medications she needed to relieve her distress.

 

I virtually…

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Added by Jim Buchan on December 27, 2012 at 8:32am — No Comments

Prayer needed for Christians in Egyptian Congress

Yesterday I got the following letter from a friend:

Yesterday, the president of Egypt made a decree appointing me a Senator in the congress. I was hesitating at the beginning to confirm the appointment, but now with prayers and thinking , I am more inclined to go

Into the post. The situation is terribly difficult and critical, working in a congress of 80% radical Muslims majority. Too many tasks and laws are put in front of this conference, which may last for few months only! …

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Added by Melvin Adams on December 26, 2012 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Prayer Prompt ~ I Will Exalt Thee



Free Video Download: “I Will Exalt Thee”
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Added by Phil Miglioratti on December 25, 2012 at 8:08pm — 3 Comments

Battle Cry For The Captive Souls

Oh Lord our Victory!

Raise your banner on top the mountain.

Call up your army—tens of thousand angels—

With flaming swords and flashing spears;

With quivers full of fatal arrows.



Raise your voice; wave your flag.

Show your glorious power

In the arms that bear your word.

Spur them to trouncing victory

Against the wicked in the land.



Yes, the wicked! Who

Mock the cross and block your love

From souls, the fruits of the… Continue

Added by Celestine S Ikwuamaesi on December 25, 2012 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Happy Christmas

God so loved the world,
He gave his only Son;
To give life a meaning,
And everyone a share.

At Christmas God says,
I've come to be with you.
At the cross Christ says,
I've made you one with God.

One with God?
What Grace!
What a mystery!
What a gift undeserved!


Happy Christmas.

Added by Celestine S Ikwuamaesi on December 25, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Christmas Mediatation by Pastor Rick Ezell

Christmas: A Lot to Think About

By Rick Ezell

 

"But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart" (Luke 2:19 NIV).

 

 

Mary had a lot to think about.



Did you ever think about what it would be like to be chosen for a special, but very difficult task? 



Mary was living in the midst of biological impossibilities. This alone gave Mary plenty to think about. For the reputation of having a child…

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Added by Phil Miglioratti on December 24, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

Immanuel

Immanuel

עִמָּנוּאֵל‎ (H6005 Strong's Number)

A close look at meanings of the letters of Immanuel utilizing both the Hebrew Alphabet and the Alphabet used in Abraham's time, shows that the name Immanuel, which is often interpreted "God with us" has a…

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Added by Lewis Turner on December 19, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments

CHRISTMAS HERALDS HOPE FOR THE WORLD

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 190 | Wed 19 Dec 2012



CHRISTMAS HERALDS HOPE FOR THE WORLD



by Elizabeth Kendal



We are 12 years into the 21st Century; 64 years on from the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; 23 years past the fall of Communism in Europe and the end of the Cold War. Yet the world is not a safer place, especially for Christians. For, while positives have progressed, so too have negatives. And while proud,…

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Added by Ron Clough on December 19, 2012 at 3:47am — No Comments

An Answer for a Blue and Gloomy Christmas

Does the song, “I’ll be home for Christmas”¹ Frank Sinatra made popular in the 50’s make you blue and gloomy? Does the thought that you are not going to see all of your children and grandchildren during this Christmas season make you sad? Grandparents love to be with their loved ones to celebrate Christmas, the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. My husband and I will miss several of our family members this year at our family gathering, so we can identify with you if you are…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on December 17, 2012 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Comforted by the Messiah

Finding Comfort in the Messiah


While playing Handel through the day,…

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Added by Greg Asimakoupoulos on December 17, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

Weeping for the New Normal

The last three days have definitely been, “a time to weep . . . a time to mourn” (Eccl. 3:4). Another mass shooting, this time in the Sandy Hook Elementary School of Newtown, CT.  Like many who have been involved in one of these mass shootings and its aftermath (and many others who have not), I sat glued to the TV, listening to reports that were correct, incorrect and partly correct.  Emotions that lay buried, rushed back with images of crying children, frantic parents, worried…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on December 17, 2012 at 6:19am — No Comments

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