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April 15: A Day of Fasting and Prayer for North Korea

North KoreaBelievers around the world are setting aside this Sunday, April 15, as a day of prayer and fasting for the country of North Korea and the believers who live there. The situation in North Korea is increasingly problematic with the country facing its worst food shortage in a decade.

Blessed Savior: A Prayer by Thomas Reade

PrayerI love the Puritans for their emphasis on God's greatness and grace. Listen to this prayer of Thomas Reade.

 

"A Call to Anguish" from David Wilkerson

David WilkersonAs a young Christian, forty years ago, I read David Wilkerson’s The Cross and the Switchblade and Run, Baby, Run, written by Nicky Cruz, a New York City gang warlord who David had led to the Lord. Both books had a profound influence on me. After Wilkerson died in a car crash April 27, I listened to a seven-minute excerpt from his message "A Call to Anguish."

Can we or should we talk to loved ones in Heaven?

Can we or should we talk to loved ones in Heaven?

I’d like to address a recent question that came up in a blog comment last week. I figure other readers might have read the question and may be interested, since I've been asked it many times over the years.

The question was, from a biblical standpoint, is it okay to talk to our loved ones who've gone on to be with Jesus?

The Deepest Prayer of My Heart This Christmas

CandlelightMy prayer is that people would understand that Jesus is the person they were made by and made for. 

Everyone We See Has a Story

Everyone We See Has a Story

Check out this video produced by a company I really respect, Chick-fil-A. I think it’s very moving. It reminds me of the divine appointments God gives us daily.

Fourteen Lessons on Prayer from Daniel 9-10

Summer flower with bokehGod hears our prayers and starts responding to them (when we pray with Daniel’s attitude and perspective) before we can see results, and even when we can’t see results at all. 

 

How can I stay motivated in my relationship with Jesus Christ?

First loveA reader of my blog asked, How does a believer keep his motivation? I understand the motivation of the new believer, but how does one stay motivated in day-to-day living, year after year?

It’s over; but it’s not Over (one day it will be)

It’s over; but it’s not Over (one day it will be)

The election is over. Followers of Christ, regardless of who they advocated and voted for, should now pray wholeheartedly for our new president and his administration, as Scripture instructs us in First Timothy 2:1-4.

Longing for God and Joy, from Augustine

Longing for God and Joy, from Augustine

Aurelius Augustine, 354-430 AD, was a church father and theologian who made a remarkable impact, to the point that nearly all of us today are in his debt for some of the distinctives of our theology. 

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