3 Essential Elements for Effective Prayers

Ever feel like your prayers are just bouncing off the walls?  Maybe you’ve been asking God for something – wisdom for a problem, resolution ...

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Territory

My fascination with wells in the Bible continues to grow… The Bible is full of references to wells.  I originally learned why in a devotion from Brad White, “…After ...

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Will God Stop the Storm You Are In?

“…His [Jesus] disciples went down unto the sea, and entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was ...

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FOLLOWING GOD’S STRATEGY

Even if God's strategy doesn't make sense to us, faith will compel us to obey. The more time we spend with God and study His ...

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How to Kill the Gospel

The Pharisee knew the rules. He went to the temple to pray and looked down on the tax collector who was also praying. The Pharisee ...

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Look

Reflecting on the face of Mary, the mother of God, is a takeaway for me after a recent trip to Rome, Italy. After touring the Vatican, Saint ...

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Forgiving Seems Impossible

Corrie ten Boom, one of the twentieth century’s great Christian spokespersons, lost her sister and father in the Nazi death camps of World War II, ...

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How Faith Grows

Before the first Sunday morning service at Harvest Christian Fellowship, we have a time of prayer and worship with our volunteers. One morning we asked ...

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Heart-Rending

The tearing of garments and other outward signs of religious emotion are easily displayed and are frequently hypocritical; but to feel true repentance is far ...

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BIBLICAL STEWARDSHIP: GOD’S PLAN FOR YOUR MONEY

During my years in seminary, money came in fairly infrequently. My wife, Lois, stayed home with our children, and I worked occasional jobs around my ...

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God in a Manger

Many people gladly celebrate the birth of Christ at Christmas, only to ignore, shun, and reject Him the rest of the year. They don’t mind ...

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Slow

Don’t rush; how about that for a Christmas message? The Christmas countdown is on, but instead of a sprinting to the finish, maybe we can handle it ...

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DISCOVERING YOUR GOD-GIVEN PURPOSE

Do you feel like a fish out of water? Your prolonged dissatisfaction, God-given gifts, passions and the voices of others could be telling you that ...

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Everlasting Arms

God--the eternal God--is Himself our support at all times, and especially when we are sinking in deep trouble. There are seasons when the Christian sinks ...

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A Major in Discomfort

Notice carefully how the process took place through those years of desert learning, because it is the same with you and me. God must break ...

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A Few Thoughts on Loss

Loss; as much as we try to put it off or ignore it, loss is a big part of life that we all have to face. Sometimes ...

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RESCUED

After reading the account of God’s beautiful creation in Genesis 1, we may wonder why He later destroyed the world with a flood. It happened ...

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