Prayer

‘Cause Ya Gotta Have Faith, F-Faith, F-Faith- Part 2

‘Cause Ya Gotta Have Faith, F-Faith, F-Faith- Part 2 The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray, the better it goes.                                                                         -Martin Luther I used to think the more I sinned the less I prayed. I’m beginning to realize now that the more I pray the less I sin. You see, the more I pray the more I see my sin for what it truly is because the Holy Spirit reveals it to me. It is here that Jesus meets my sin with a crushing blow and, as a result, I grow ever-closer to the …

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‘Cause Ya Gotta Have Faith, F-Faith, F-Faith’- Part 1

“The faith which creates powerful praying is the faith which centres itself on a powerful Person. Faith in Christ’s ability to do and to do greatly, is the faith which prays greatly.”   -E.M. Bounds   I have a question for all of us to consider: Are faith and prayer related in any way? Assuming the answer to that question is YES, they are related, then I have a follow up question. What happens to prayer in our lives if we struggle at times with faith-lessness? Sin lies at the root of faith-lessness. When I sin, my faith takes a …

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Celebrating the Father’s Mission

Dear Friends of Kontaktmission and European missions,   Years ago around Christmastime it became clear to me, and every year I’m struck by it all over again. Jesus was sent as a missionary by the Father Himself. Christmas is the beginning of world mission, just as it’s the beginning of the hope that comes through “God with us.” John 20:21 records Jesus’ words, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent me, I also send you.” (Jesus even included a blessing of peace, just like the angels did when they proclaimed, “Peace on earth, goodwill to men.”)   And Jesus’ …

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Time Keeps on Slippin’

“If I fail to spend two hours in prayer each morning, the devil gets the victory through the day. I have so much business I cannot get on without spending three hours daily in prayer.”                                                                                                 -Martin Luther “Prayer is climbing up into the heart of God.”                                                 -Martin Luther              Christmas time is upon us already if you haven’t noticed. I’m BUSY! Are you busy? I made the mistake the other day of going to the Columns in Jackson, TN on a Saturday. The Columns is a fairly large shopping center, in the middle of Jackson, with …

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Mission Impossible: Accepted…PRAY!

”Every step in the progress of missions is directly traceable to prayer.” -Arthur Tappan Pierson “We can reach our world, if we will. The greatest lack today is not people or funds. The greatest need is prayer.” -Wesley L. Duewel      We have programs in place. We go to conferences. We read copious amounts of articles on the subject. Books have been written and widely distributed. We have colleges devoted to the subject of missions…it can be the emphasis of study for a college student. And prayer is what can fuel all of that with fire. Now consider this startling …

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