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The Power of Praise in Prayer

Jesus began the model prayer with these words... "Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name...," demonstrating for all of His disciples the prominence of praise in prayer. I define prayer in its simplest terms with two meanings: 1.) asking, and 2.) conversing. A conversation is two-way and prayer is …

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Why Don’t Churches ‘Get’ Social Media?

Social media. What in the world is it? Well, think about it. "Social" has to do with people who converse, gather, and relate to each other. "Media" is any platform for spreading any message. Mass media is speaking to the masses through radio, television, etc. Print media is magazines, newspapers, and other …

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Generation Next’s Greatest Need: Leadership

Download the MP3 From the Series Journey Through the Word: The Book of Numbers Based on Numbers 26-27 ONE GREAT TRUTH: God is looking for spirit-led, shepherd-leaders to lead each new generation boldly forward. …

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The Positivity of Spurgeon

I'm not an advocate of the "possibility thinking" or "positive thinking" theology when it comes to the depravity of man. It's wrong. But I do believe in positive thinking. I mean, think of the alternative! Or don't, stay positive. We often think of the classics as being more negative in tone, but I'm highly …

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I Am Who I Am Too

When Moses didn't know what to tell people who asked him why he thought he had so much authority, God responded, "You tell them 'I Am Who I Am' has sent you.' The implication? If the self-sufficient Creator has commissioned you, you don't need any other authority. God is whom God is. He never changes or …

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Prayer in the Real World

Tonight we'll be talking about prayer again. I'm currently reading several books at the same time that relate to the subject by Andrew Murray, E. M. Bounds, and David Jeremiah. Tonight, we're going to be talking about the practicality of prayer and there are two long quotes from David Jeremiah that really got …

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Social Networking Warning Label: Watch These Isms

Social networking is fun, useful, and can even be profitable if you're into that. Brands and businesses are catching on to the direction media and promotion is moving, so we're really just scratching the surface of what is to come in forging online connections between people. But some stern warnings are needed …

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Speed Reading: Read a Book Per Day, a Blog Per Minute

I'm an avid reader, online and off. I love great blogs and I love good books even more. I may never own a Kindle because I still like to open a book with a spine. There's a problem with reading though - it takes time, and there are way to many books and articles to read to be wasting so much time reading. …

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25 Resource-Providing Creatives to Follow On Twitter

There are different approaches to using Twitter. Some just tweet their status, others try to use it for spammy purposes. My own favorite people to follow are those who pass on resources, and not necessarily their own resources. They are the creative types who retweet often when they find a great and useful …

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In Hot Pursuit of the Love of My Life

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When I was in high school, dating was popular. Okay, it's always been popular. I dated... or at least I went on a few dates. There arose here and there those opportunities to ask a girl to go out, and I had a few first and even second and third dates here and there. But I never felt motivated to pursue any of …

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