The “Brave New World” of the 21st Century requires a “Brave New Discipleship” strategy.

How to Motivate Others

Posted on: March 29, 2016

YOU CAN APPEAR TO MOTIVATE PEOPLE BY SHOWING THEM HOW THEY CAN BE SUCCESSFUL AT SOMETHING THEY ALREADY WANT TO DO Years ago I went to an American Management Association conference at which I heard an expert speak on the subject of motivation. He said, “You’re all here to learn how you can motivate people.…

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If You Reject God, You’ve Only Done Half the Job!

Posted on: March 22, 2016

YOU CAN’T REJECT GOD UNLESS YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO PUT IN HIS PLACE In his book Fundamentals of the Faith, Christian scholar Peter Kreeft writes: “The problem of evil is the most serious problem in the world. It is also the one serious objection to the existence of God. More people have abandoned their faith…

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Four Things We Understand About Prayer and Two Things We Don’t

Posted on: March 15, 2016

WE CAN’T LET THE THINGS WE DON’T UNDERSTAND KEEP US FROM THE THINGS WE DO There are things we understand about prayer and there are things we don’t understand. Here are four things we understand about prayer: God wants us to pray. Matthew 7:7 says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will…

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My Three Best Prayer Hacks: #3

Posted on: March 08, 2016

MY THIRD PRAYER HACK IS TO PRAY AFFIRMATIONS BACK TO THE LORD These affirmations are not typical prayers. They do not contain requests from God, they do not contain adoration or confession or thanksgiving to God. But I consider them to be prayers nevertheless. I am telling the Lord that these things are true in…

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My Three Best Prayer Hacks: #2

Posted on: March 01, 2016

PRAYING WRITTEN PRAYERS REPEATEDLY IS MY SECOND PRAYER HACK Hack: an unexpected solution to a tricky problem. Last week I shared my first prayer hack, which was praying with my wife. It wasn’t until we began praying together that I developed a consistent and satisfying level of intercessory prayer. But prayer is more than just…

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