Clay Elliott

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Prayer Thought: Don’t Think about a Pink Elephant

Prayer Thought: Don’t Think about a Pink Elephant We’ve all heard the phrase, “Whatever you do, don’t think about a pink elephant!” What’s the first thing you think about? A PINK ELEPHANT! Or been at the dentist’s office with gauze and weird tools in our mouth as the dentist says, “Do me a favor. Try not to swallow.” Thanks Doc! What’s the very first thing you’re thinking about after that? Swallowing. You probably would have made it through the whole ordeal WITHOUT swallowing if the dentist hadn’t said a single word about it. But now it’s locked in. That’s all […]

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Prayer Thought: True Gospel Evangelism: Rational or Reactionary?

Prayer Thought: True Gospel Evangelism: Rational or Reactionary? “No matter how dear you are to God, if pride is harboured in your spirit, He will whip it out of you. They that go up in their own estimation must come down again by His discipline.” -C.H. Spurgeon The 94th Annual Academy Awards were on last night and it was certainly one to remember. Chris Rock, a professional comedian, was presenting an award and started cracking a few jokes per usual. He mentioned Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s wife, in one of his jokes saying, “Jada, I can’t wait to see

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Prayer Thought: More Strength than Samson and Lou Ferrigno Combined

Prayer Thought: More Strength than Samson and Lou Ferrigno Combined I was 13 years old, in 8th grade, and shorter than I am even now if you can believe it. The year was 1993 and Christian shirts and sweatshirts with quips such as, “I asked God, ‘How much do You love me? Then He stretched out His arms and died’” were very popular. My favorite sweatshirt I owned at the time was pretty controversial but probably not for the reason you might be thinking. You see, it was a white sweatshirt that looked like it had a huge bodybuilder on

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Prayer Thought: Say Something

Prayer Thought: Say Something “Say something, I’m giving up on you. I’ll be the one, if you want me to. Anywhere, I would’ve followed you. Say something, I’m giving up on you. And I am feeling so small. It was over my head. I know nothing at all. And I will stumble and fall. I’m still learning to love. Just starting to crawl. Say something, I’m giving up on you. I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you. Anywhere, I would’ve followed you. Say something, I’m giving up on you. And I will swallow my pride. You’re the one that

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Prayer Thought: Praying the Church Back to a Renewed Missions Focus

Prayer Thought: Praying the Church Back to a Renewed Missions Focus “If you have never had any distractions you don’t know how to pray.” -Thomas Merton One of the single greatest gifts given by our Heavenly Father besides salvation is that we have been chosen by Him to pray. At no other time in this life are we able to be more intimate with the Father in when praying in His presence. That being said, the church needs to be THE people who take prayer seriously.  Unfortunately, due to our ever-increasingly distracted culture, God’s people have lost sight of the

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