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Specific Prayer

Answers to prayer require a specific prayer. For example, when Jesus asked Bartimaeus what he wanted, the blind man answered, “Lord, that I may receive my sight.” By contrast, Christians often pray vague things like, “Give me more of Jesus.” Or, “Let me have a deeper work of grace.” But what is “more”? What is...

Revival Prayer
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Revival Prayer

(This sermon is from the January 29 revival meeting.) God wants to bring us all to the utter end of ourselves: where we, like Jacob, cry out, “I won't let you go unless you bless me!” But this isn't a selfish prosperity blessing; it's the blessing of revival. Will you come to a total end...

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The Persecuted Church

In this Missions Friday interview, Jeff King, the President of International Christian Concern, shares his experience working with the persecuted church in 65 countries. Often, when we think of persecution, we think of the early church. But in fact, Christians are more heavily persecuted now than at any time in history. Radical Muslims are the...

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The Way of Ishmael (2004)

God promised Abram that his wife Sarai would have a son. But Abram, instead of believing God, slept with his servant Hagar. Thus, Ishmael was born. No matter how much Abram pleaded, God would not use Ishmael to fulfill his covenant promise to Abram. Instead, Sarai did conceive, and gave birth to Isaac. This story...

Keep Your Hands to the Plow!
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Keep Your Hands to the Plow!

Jesus said that anyone who put their hand to the plough, and looked back, was unfit for the kingdom of God. Elisha is an example of one who didn't look back. Instead, he burned his farm equipment, slaughtered and ate his oxen, and devoted the rest of his life to serving God. Jesus made it...