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Lutherans, Methodists, and Praying for Revival

For several years, a Lutheran pastor friend of mine and his church had been crying out to God for revival. During prayer one day he felt the Lord speak to his heart, “I cannot give you what you are asking … Continue reading

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The Amish Do What?!

Some time ago I read a story about a family that had moved into an Amish community. The Amish are pretty private, especially toward outsiders – those who aren’t Amish. But the mother in the family had been able to … Continue reading

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Searching for the Perfect Church

They’re searching for the “perfect” church. They go from one congregation to another, desperately looking for that which – honestly – does not exist. Like others before them, they will eventually realize that their efforts are futile. They will not … Continue reading

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Reconcile

In his letter to the Philippian church, the apostle Paul was attempting to cause two people who were apparently friends of his – Euodia and Syntyche – to become reconciled. He said, “I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to … Continue reading

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Unity … or Not!

If only this wasn’t so true.

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How’s Your Spiritual Life Going?

In his book, The Me I Want to Be, John Ortberg made a great observation: “How is your spiritual life going?” I used to answer this question by looking at the state of my devotional activities: Did I pray and … Continue reading

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Conscience … and a Creator

When I was about three or four years old, I remember visiting a home with my mother. She and her friend were in another room, leaving me alone to play. I found a small plastic toy knight that fascinated me. … Continue reading

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