Prayer Thought: Our Great Security

Prayer Thought: Our Great Security Here’s what we know to be true: Jesus Christ, the God-Man, is the only One who can boast that He defeated death. And because He has defeated death He is alive and active in this world. Because he is alive and active in this world He beckons His sheep to come and take refuge in Him. Because we can take refuge in Him we believe what Jesus says in John 10:29, “My Father, who has given them (believers/ the sheep) to Me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of …

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Prayer Thought: Don’t Just Say Grace

Prayer Thought: Don’t Just Say Grace We all do it. It’s an interesting issue and topic of discussion, to be certain. What is meant by the phrase, “Let’s say grace.” Or “Who’s asking the blessing?” It’s almost a knee-jerk reaction for those who grew up in church. And for those that didn’t but started going, they learned really quickly that nobody eats before we “say grace!” I’m not at all saying we shouldn’t thank the Lord for our blessings of food and drink and many, many other wonderful things He has provided for us.  But this word GRACE has baffled …

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Prayer Thought: Fervent Prayer

Prayer Thought: Fervent Prayer In our ever-increasing culture (inside and outside the church) of co-dependency, self-sufficiency, and tolerance: everyone-does-what-they-think-is-right-in-their-own-eyes-so-don’t-you-dare-judge-me mentality, we MUST be a people who hold prayer not just as a spiritual discipline we know we need to do. Rather it must be the very passion of all we do in KM and the churches we aspire to assist and our lives in general. “Prayer was the very lifeblood of the New Testament church; that is, the early believers in Christ truly lived out an attitude of God-dependency. Prayer, not self-sufficiency, was their habitual practice. That is, they did …

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Prayer Thought: The Hindrance is SO Worth It

The Hindrance is SO Worth It I’ve recently been reading quite a bit on prayer from E.M. Bounds on The Purpose in Prayer. So, here’s our prayer quote/thought to begin the week: “To graduate in the school of prayer is to master the whole course of a religious life. The first and last stages of holy living are crowned with praying. It is a life trade. The hindrances of prayer are the hindrances in a holy life. The conditions of praying are the conditions of righteousness, holiness and salvation. Prayer is a trade to be learned. We must be apprentices …

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Prayer Thought: Grace Empowered Work

Prayer Thought: Grace Empowered Work “No need to fear what God will ask of you, because in the asking is always the promise of grace to empower your heart and hands (Paul Tripp).”  This week let’s delight in the fact that our work for the Kingdom has nothing to do with the difficulty of the task or even our perception of how to solve and answer so many details in this great work we do. Instead, it has everything to do with the incredible fact that God goes before us and with us in all of it. Prayer Action:  So, …

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