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FAITH, Risking and Resting on The Word of God
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The Kindle edition of my book, Faith, Risking and Resting on The Word of God, will be free through Monday, Nov. 11th.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Young Nov 11, 2019.

LISTENING
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LISTENINGListening is one of the most powerful tools you can employ to improve your preaching. Of course, we primarily need to listen to God. In Isaiah 55:3 God calls us to do just that.“Give ear and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pray.Network Curator/Coordinator May 9, 2019.

3 WALKING YOUR SERMON

Every week when I was a pastor, I did what I called walking my sermons. Although this depends on the Biblical foundations I wrote about last week, I believe it is the most valuable advice I can give…Continue

Tags: PREACHING, PRAYER, HOT-COMMUNICATION, SERMONS

Started Apr 15, 2019

PREACH THE WORD

What I am teaching is expository or direct Biblical preaching. I believe there is a place for topical preaching and apologetic, or subject teaching. But you will find great power in sharing what God…Continue

Tags: POWER, PURPOSE, BIBLICAL, PREACHING

Started Apr 8, 2019

 

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DO YOU SAY SO?

Some years ago I heard a Muslim man in a question and answer time with Ravi Zacharias say Jesus never claimed to be the Son of God.That is not true. A case in point is found in Matthew 16. When Simon Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God,” Jesus did not just say Peter was right, He said flesh and blood had not shown Peter this. Our Lord’s Father in Heaven revealed it to Peter. Jesus had first asked His disciples who people were saying he was. He then asked who they thought…See More
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WHY DO YOU ASK MY NAME?

WHY DO YOU ASK MY NAME?One of my favorite events in scripture is the night Jacob wrestled with God. I don't believe you find anything like this in any religious teaching other than the Bible. The God who created the universe humbles Himself to wrestle with a man. The story is in Genesis 32.Jacob feared that he and his family would be attacked by his brother, Esau, and an army of 400 men with him. Jacob sent his family and all his…See More
May 27
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THE SIN OF THE CHURCH

What sin is enveloping the church in these days?Any sin is serious. And God's people are not immune to the enemy’s temptations, although we are given armor against them. To some extent, it is not unusual for God’s people to be sucked into whatever sin dominates our culture. But those who desire to be godly will seek deliverance from the sin of the world around us.The sin that is shaking our country is slander. It is prevalent on Facebook and other social media. It seems to have consumed…See More
May 18
Malva Birch commented on David Young's blog post KEYS TO SCRIPTURE MEMORY
"Lord, let Your Spirit enable us to slow down .. calm down .. focus .. and pray. Without You we can do nothing. Help us to memorize Your Word with understanding. Plant and establish Your Word in us so that You can pray through us. In the Name of…"
May 15
David Young commented on David Young's blog post KEYS TO SCRIPTURE MEMORY
"Thank you, Malva, God pressed this on me in relation to scriipture memory. But I am finding it difficult to apply to my prayer. And these are much needed for me there."
May 12
Malva Birch commented on David Young's blog post KEYS TO SCRIPTURE MEMORY
"Thank you David. Very practical and encouraging on a smaller scale too for those long verses and different translations of the same verse.  I wrote the key words on a sticky note and put it up at my computer to remind myself. I'm also…"
May 12
David Young posted a blog post

KEYS TO SCRIPTURE MEMORY

God has helped me a great deal with these four keys to memorizing Scripture. You too will find them helpful, especially if you are trying to commit large portions of Scripture to memory. They are to Slow Down, Calm Down, Focus, and Pray. God gave me these things in the struggle to memorize. But I believe you can find each of these emphasized in the fruit of the Spirit, listed in…See More
May 11
Phil Miglioratti commented on David Young's blog post HOW DO YOU WORK FOR SUCCESS?
"Thank you for a #reimaginePRAYER...#ReimagineCHURCH exhortation,"
May 4
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HOW DO YOU WORK FOR SUCCESS?

I am writing especially to you who are pastors, but much of what I have to say will apply to any believer in Jesus Christ. I suspect that much of what is pressed upon us by the church growth movement and its widely accepted continuations are little more than superstition. Some of these things remind me of the labors of Jacob in the 30th chapter of Genesis. Jacob put striped sticks before the eyes of the…See More
May 4
Malva Birch commented on David Young's blog post THE SOUL OF A WRITER
""He uses His word to plant Himself in me." How encouraging... Praise the Lord! "Scripture memory is my most crucial task in these days." Thank You Lord, for this guidance and reassurance at this confusing time that our daily…"
Apr 24
David Young posted a blog post

THE SOUL OF A WRITER

DEVELOPING THE SOUL OF A WRITERWhile this quarantine is difficult for people all over the world, it is not quite as hard on writers. I do not simply mean that people need our reading material to fill the time. Writers need solitude to write. While many of us have had to learn to write in the midst of the hubbub, it always helps to be alone. This doesn't mean that we are not going stir crazy like…See More
Apr 20
David Young commented on David Young's blog post PRAYING DEEP IN THE WORD OF GOD
"Thank you, Malva. That is a powerful verse."
Apr 17
Malva Birch commented on David Young's blog post PRAYING DEEP IN THE WORD OF GOD
"Thank you Dave, for this wonderful encouragement.  The verse that I'm memorizing right now is so strengthening and encouraging right now:  Job 12:10  NIV In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.…"
Apr 17
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PRAYING DEEP IN THE WORD OF GOD

PRAYING DEEP IN GOD’S WORDPrayerfully Memorizing ScriptureThere is a sense in which the most important part of a tree is its root system. The stability and nourishment of a tree come from its roots. And, of course, the roots grow more slowly than the branches. So it is with our spiritual lives.For this reason and others, I recommend Scripture memory as a discipline of prayer. It is not impossible to prayerfully memorize an entire chapter each week. The main issue is slowing down to memorize,…See More
Apr 7
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WAITING IN PRAYER

What do you do when you have to wait a long time for something to happen? With the quarantine over Covid19 many of us are finding more time on our hands than ever before. Waiting can be difficult, almost painful. Many years ago, I served as a student summer missionary in Uganda. Possibly the most striking difference between the East African culture and the one I grew up in, was that people had little concept of hurry. I used to joke that I sometimes needed to get off alone and just…See More
Apr 3
Phil Miglioratti commented on David Young's blog post SELAH
"Tweeting out with our #ReimaginePRAYER... hashtag - thanks for this good teaching, Phil"
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DO YOU SAY SO?





Some years ago I heard a Muslim man in a question and answer time with Ravi Zacharias say Jesus never claimed to be the Son of God.



That is not true. A case in point is found in Matthew 16. When Simon Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God,” Jesus did not just say Peter was right, He said flesh and blood had not shown Peter this. Our Lord’s Father in Heaven revealed it to Peter. Jesus had first asked His disciples who…

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Posted on June 4, 2020 at 10:31pm

WHY DO YOU ASK MY NAME?

WHY DO YOU ASK MY NAME?





One of my favorite events in scripture is the night Jacob wrestled with God. I don't believe you find anything like this in any religious teaching other than the Bible. The God who created the universe humbles Himself to wrestle with a man. The story is in Genesis 32.



Jacob feared that he and his family would be attacked by his brother, Esau, and…

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Posted on May 26, 2020 at 12:00pm

THE SIN OF THE CHURCH

What sin is enveloping the church in these days?





Any sin is serious. And God's people are not immune to the enemy’s temptations, although we are given armor against them. To some extent, it is not unusual for God’s people to be sucked into whatever sin dominates our culture. But those who desire to be godly will seek deliverance from the sin of the world around us.



The sin that is shaking our country is slander. It is prevalent on…

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Posted on May 17, 2020 at 11:42am

KEYS TO SCRIPTURE MEMORY





God has helped me a great deal with these four keys to memorizing Scripture. You too will find them helpful, especially if you are trying to commit large portions of Scripture to memory. They are to Slow DownCalm DownFocus, and Pray. God gave me these things in the struggle to…

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Posted on May 10, 2020 at 6:40pm — 3 Comments

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At 6:17pm on December 2, 2017, Andrew R. Wheeler said…

David, I'm sorry to take so long to get back to you - have been sick for a couple of weeks and not on PN.  Try this link for the China prayer cast - I got it directly from YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3140SHt78c

At 7:55pm on September 20, 2016, Andrew R. Wheeler said…

David, apologies for taking so long to get back to you - my recent out-of-state move has pretty much dominated my time and I'm only now getting back to being on PN consistently.  I appreciate what you shared and the heart of integrity behind it.  You are a great example to me! 

I would also say that praying for the SC justices by name and simply leaving in God's hands how he wants to work in their lives and through their rulings is a very valid way to pray.  The strength of our prayers is not in the words, but in the One to whom we pray - not that you need to hear that from me!!

At 9:58am on August 8, 2014, Chuck Huckaby said…

Hanvn't seen that one. Have to check it out. 

At 9:57pm on August 7, 2014, Chuck Huckaby said…

If I find something interesting David, I'll let you know.

At 2:10am on September 17, 2010, Stephen M. Hall said…
David. Very good to hear from you. It is a joy to be your friend. God's best to you and your family. Steve
 
 
 

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