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Dark Valleys

Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.

Psalm 23:4

A Prayer for Your Children

Lord, You have said in Your Word that a good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children (Prov. 13:22).
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Does God Answer All Prayers?

God does not always respond to prayers, even those initiated out of great need.

Consider the times God has seemed not to answer your prayers when you asked for what you consider to be good things. Why didn't He come through? God doesn't answer our finest prayers if what we've asked for: would enable us to stay rooted in wrong understanding would allow us to hold onto something we need to release would enable us to follow a path away from His will.

God does not always respond to prayers, even those initiated out of great need, when the human soul is seeking a wrong answer. He does always respond, however, to obedience and surrender in the soul of a believer who has humbled himself and turned from his own personal agendas and wicked ways.

I believe God has said, "If you want to get everything you pray for, pray right prayers." Right prayers issue forth from a heart that desires to see His truth manifested and His will being done--and makes itself available to help carry out His will.

God doesn't need Christians who will take on the devil. He needs Christians who will humble themselves and trust in Him. He can take care of the power stuff Himself!

How To Pray God’s Way

Think prayer is a grueling task that God imposed upon us? Think again—and find out how to pray His will with joy.
Last Days Fever

Last Days Fever

Some Christians say the world is coming to an end. Others reject that fear. What can we know for sure about the end times?

fig tree

The Fig Tree Is in Bloom

What God has done through the modern creation of Israel in 1948 is nothing short of a miracle of Bible prophecy.

Dream Maker Matthew Barnett

The Dream Maker

Led by Matthew Barnett, Los Angeles’ Dream Center has developed from an idea in 1994 into a hub of more than 270 local ministries now replicated around the world.

Healing Place Church -- Servolution

Six Ways to Start a Servolution

Want your church to be a catalyst for compassion? Here are six simple ways to reach out to your community.

God Likes Your Company

An evangelist told me about a trip he made to India a few years ago. Shortly after J. John arrived, he heard about a saintly woman called Sister Theresa (not Mother Teresa) who had a powerful gift of the word of knowledge. J. John was able to meet her, and he said to her, "If you have a word for me, I would be so grateful."


He said she turned around and left. He feared he had offended her. But she came back to him an hour or so later with a list of 13 items (some of which almost bowled him over they were so accurate), ending with these words, which he will never forget: "God likes your company and asks that you give Him two hours of your time every day. That's all. Goodbye." Wow!

Desperate Prayer

The Word does not say that God rewards casual acquaintances. God rewards those who diligently seek Him.
Bible book of Revelation

Through a Glass Darkly

For centuries Christians have held very different eschatological views. Here are the primary perspectives.

A Child Shall Lead

In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child will lead them all.

Isaiah 11:6

July

July
"The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever puts his trust in the Lord will be safe."
—Proverbs 29:25, MEV
July 1Is. 1-3; Titus 3
July 2Is. 4-5; Ps. 115-116; Jude
July 3Is. 6-7; 2 Chr. 26-27; Philemon
July 42 Kin. 15-16; Hos. 1; Heb. 1
July 5Hos. 2-5; Heb. 2
July 6Hos. 6-9; Heb. 3
July 7Hos. 10-12; Ps. 73; Heb. 4
July 8Hos. 13-14; Ps. 100,102; Heb. 5
July 9Mic. 1-4; Heb. 6
July 10Mic. 5-7; Heb. 7
July 11Is. 8-10; Heb. 8
July 12Is. 11-14; Heb. 9
July 13Is. 15-18; Heb. 10
July 14Is. 19-21; Heb. 11
July 15Is. 22-24; Heb. 12
July 16Is. 25-28; Heb. 13
July 17Is. 29-31; James 1
July 18Is. 32-35; James 2
July 192 Kin. 17; 2 Chr. 28; Ps. 46; James 3
July 202 Chr. 29-31; James 4
July 212 Kin. 18-19; 2 Chr. 32; James 5
July 22Is. 36-37; Ps. 76; 1 Pet. 1
July 232 Kin. 20; Is. 38-39; Ps. 75; 1 Pet. 2
July 24Is. 40-42; 1 Pet. 3
July 25Is. 43-45; 1 Pet. 4
July 26Is. 46-49; 1 Pet. 5
July 27Is. 50-52; Ps. 92; 2 Pet. 1
July 28Is. 53-56; 2 Pet. 2
July 29Is. 57-59; Ps. 103; 2 Pet. 3
July 30Is. 60-62; John 1
July 31Is. 63-64; Ps. 107; John 2

Leadership Rest

Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."

Matthew 11:28

The ServoIutionary

Dino Rizzo dreams of starting a revolution around the world—through serving. In Louisiana, his Healing Place Church is already a hub for no-strings-attached outreach, offering everything from hot meals for the homeless to disaster relief. But for this Baton Rouge pastor, the revolution’s just begun.
Greg Surratt

Why I Hate Labels

Hundreds of today’s rising churches in America embrace Spirit-filled living but avoid the ‘charismatic’ label. Greg Surratt explains why his is one of them.
evangelism

Evangelism Is Back!

While American believers increasingly stress being missional, justice-minded and service-oriented, we’ve also neglected the basics of communicating the gospel message. But evangelist Rice Broocks believes we’re on the brink of a new movement that’s making the Great Commission more than just a suggestion.
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