Monthly Archives: December 2013

40 Days of Prayer – New

What is it about cycles that fascinate us? Our need to calculate linear time in a fashion that helps us track, catalogue, and monitor our existence is wired in us. Think about the creation story; six days create, one day … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – FBC Ministers

I got the news this past week.  The FBC Preschool/Children’s Minister Search Team is ready for us to meet a candidate!  We will have an opportunity to do so on the weekend of January 12.  There will be scheduled moments … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – New Year

In 2 Samuel 5:19, the Bible says that David “inquired of the Lord” re a military decision.  It was his pattern to seek and to follow the Lord’s guidance.  Perhaps the best explanation for his unique success.  In order to say,”The Lord … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – (Church) Family

One of the ways the Bible describes the church is by comparing it to family.  In Galatians 6:10, Paul calls it “the household of faith”.  When Jesus teaches us to pray, He sets this image in our mind by teaching … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Direction

As 2013 comes to a conclusion, I wonder how these 40 days of prayer, meditation, and scripture reading have shaped our hearts. Better yet, what will our lives look like “on the other side” of the “40 days of Prayer”. … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – God vs. the Impossible

Our Re: Verse passage this week is Luke 13:10-17.  Jesus confronts a situation that seems impossible.  A lady has been sick for 18 years and was even physically deformed from the disease.  The inference is that she has suffered greatly … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Renew

The word of God, the deeds of God, the love of God, the works of God – these are things on which the Bible admonishes us to meditate.  Meditation is a dimension of prayer.  How do we do it, though?  … Continue reading

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40 Days of Hope – Christmas Vacation

It’s Christmas Eve! This means different things to everyone, but it is sure to include some combination of: travel, family, food, church, presents, food, memories, and food.  All of these can present so much stress that is artificially created.  Whether … Continue reading

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40 Days of Hope – Enemies

The Eternal One does not think like we do.  “My thoughts are not your thoughts” And one place that the difference is very obvious is the choice between hate and love.  Hate, if we are honest, comes in various forms.  … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Haven for Hope

It is a profound (and instructive) irony.  When God became a man, He came as a poor and homeless man.  Not a king’s palace.  A manger to be born in.  Makes a clear statement, doesn’t it?  Value and dignity have nothing … Continue reading

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