Monthly Archives: October 2012

Corporate Prayer in the Book of Acts

  “Our prayers are powerful weapons in the hands of God. It is said that Mary Queen of Scots (Bloody Mary as she was sometimes called) was more terrified of John Knox’s prayers than she was of any army that … Continue reading

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Christians and Voting

Elections and churches are like navigating minefields.  There is almost no safe way to cross from one side to the other, say one thing and someone explodes, say another and a different person blows up.  But given the inherent danger, … Continue reading

Posted in political

Complete Devotion to God Needed (Joshua 23)

In chapter 23, Joshua is presenting a picture of life in the promised Land as a life that needs to be lived in complete dedication to God.  Many people get hung up on the specific instructions that Joshua gives about … Continue reading

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What keeps us from Corporate Prayer? (Various Scriptures)

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more … Continue reading

Posted in Hebrews, prayer, Sermons

The Internal Witness of the Spirit versus the External Witness of the Altar (Joshua 22)

Joshua 22 is a sad story about the eastern tribes and their fear that one day the main group of covenant people living on the West side of the Jordan would refuse to welcome and honor their physical and spiritual … Continue reading

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The Disciple’s Only Concern

I finished reading Brennan Manning’s memoir, All is Grace,a few days ago and though there is much to be saddened by in his life story, there is a quote from one of his spiritual mentors that bears considering.  Dominique Voillaume, wrote … Continue reading

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Isaiah 56:7 Why “a House of Prayer for all nations”?

Last week we talked about the welcoming salvation of God.  God has been in the process of building a family from all of the nations. He wants the outcast, pictured in the eunuch and foreigner, to understand his ultimate heart … Continue reading

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Joshua 21 and God’s ministers

In Joshua 21 we find recorded a series of land transactions between the people of Israel and the Levites.  Now that the land has been successfully settled, the Levites, those families who served in the tabernacle, desire to have their … Continue reading

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Isaiah 56;1-7 Saved to Pray

This week we are starting a multi-week series [img] on corporate prayer.  In fact, you are all invited to attend our monthly prayer meeting this Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. as we bask in the glory of God.  As a church … Continue reading

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Christ is our City of Refuge (Joshua 20)

Ancient near east cultures were and still are places where honor is paramount.  These cultures have a deeply embedded pattern of saving face and protecting the honor and family name and part of that involved and still involves the display … Continue reading

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