Filling Man’s Poverty with God’s Riches  

E. M. Bounds, a 19th century pastor in the Methodist Episcopal Church, wrote a number of definitive books dealing with prayer that are considered classics. Upon his retirement as pastor in 1894, he spent his final 17 years engaged in intercessory prayer, writing, and itinerant revival ministry. He would typically...

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The Glorious Church

Bill Alderson, Baltimore On Saturday, September 26, a bunch of us from the church ventured down Interstate 95 to Washington, DC, to be part of a great gathering of Christians at the Mall to pray and to recognize together America’s need for God to move. It was a glorious display...

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In This World, But Not Of It

In Matthew 17, tax collectors came to collect from Jesus and His disciples. They cornered Peter and asked him if Jesus complied with the rule. Peter answered, “Of course.” Then, he and the Lord had a discussion about the legality of the levy and their duty to pay up. Long...

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Martha and the Lord’s Prayer

The disciples watched Jesus closely as He prayed. They were captivated and quiet in this instance. When He was finished, they asked Him for a specific teaching on the practice of prayer. Take note that this happened “in a certain place” according to the report we examine in Luke 11,...

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The Thrill of Hope

“Long lay the world in sin and error pining …” So goes the lyric line in “O Holy Night,” one of our most popular Christmas carols. This is the truth about how things are and how things were just before the coming of Jesus to earth. Still, there were those...

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A Prayer for His Own

Jesus’ great prayer for His own is what we find in John 17. This was a major moment in a night like no other on earth. The disciples’ Passover time with their Rabbi began ordinarily enough. They ate the supper as these Jewish believers had done since their childhood. They...

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The Power of the Name

Jesus has His place in glory. He went up. It must have been such a sight to see. He was speaking to these faithful followers, gathered on the Mount of Olives. His feet left the earth and He rose through clouds. Away went the Son, the Savior, the Christ of...

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The Jesus Way to Pray

God designed us for relationship with Him. The basic element of this relationship is the practice of prayer. He who formed and made us alive by His breath also wants us to be in communion with Him. We are made to carry the fire of the Lord within us. The...

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Angels We Have Heard

She was a woman on the run. Feeling unwelcome and mistreated as a maid in the home of Abraham and Sarah, Hagar made her escape. She was pregnant and all alone as she sat by a stream in the wilderness of Canaan. At least, she had found a place of...

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