Prayer

Prayer Needed: American Missionary Phyllis Sortor Kidnapped in Nigeria

The Free Methodist Church in the U.S. is now calling for prayers after one of their working missionaries, the Rev. Phyllis Sortor, was abducted by masked and armed men in Nigeria Monday morning who’ve demanded a $300,000 ransom for her safe return. Her distraught family, however, say they cannot afford it. “Early this morning we […]

Remembering our Brethren

In the midst of our own trials and tribulations, let us not forget our brethren who are facing death daily in the middle-east.  (CNN)Egyptian warplanes staged a second wave of airstrikes against ISIS targets in Libya on Monday in retaliation for the slaughter of 21 Egyptian Christians by ISIS militants, Egypt’s state-run Ahram Online reported, […]

“O Little Besieged Bethlehem “

From Ramone, at Weeping Jeremiahs O little town of Bethlehem We sing of thee tonight We give gifts to each other but We care not for your plight Far away from our comforts Your people live in fears Their lands taken and walled within No one to wipe their tears O little besieged Bethlehem Your […]

Missionaries With Home Field Advantage: “Why Muslims Are Converting to Christ in the Face of ISIS Atrocities”

 A Christian prays with a Muslim refugee in the Middle East who arrived at an undisclosed country with his children – and nothing else. Atrocities by the Islamic State (ISIS) are softening the hearts of Muslims to Christianity, and evangelistic techniques and technologies are proving effective, but locally-based missionaries say the main reason for the […]

All crossings closed, Gaza is totally isolated from the world

The Israeli response comes at the height of movement of goods, funds and building materials for the rehabilitation of the thousands of homes and buildings damaged or destroyed during the summer fighting. It “joins” the closure of the Rafah crossing on the Egyptian side, and is in practice totally disconnects Gaza from the rest of […]

The Want for True Leadership

Randy Munter, at The Old Time Gospel website, posted his latest editorial a few weeks ago. As TOTG is, and has been set as my home page for years I see it first-thing everyday and have read the latest editorial more then once. Why do I find myself rereading it? – call it spiritual hunger. […]

The Kneeling Christian

Shared from The Old Time Gospel by An Unknown Christian Prayer is much more than merely asking God for something, although that is a very valuable part of prayer if only because it reminds us of our utter dependence upon God. It is also communion with God – talking with Him, not only to Him. We […]

The Most Dangerous Prayer

Good article by a guest columnist at the CP, The Most Dangerous Prayer for Pastors I don’t think you could say more dangerous words than those found in the Lord’s Prayer. I don’t think you could pray a more radical prayer. Probably most of us, even in ministry, would hesitate to say these words if […]

Dobson on Obama’s Reelection: ‘Nearly Everything I Have Stood for these Past 35 Years Went Down to Defeat’

Source, James Dobson in his January newsletter for his Family Talk radio program reflected on President Obama’s re-election and the Democrats’ gains in Congress by lamenting that “moral and spiritual issues” took “a beating on November 6th.” “Nearly everything I have stood for these past 35 years went down to defeat,” Dobson said, arguing that […]

Israel, Gaza and the Christian’s Response

The latest, Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with about 300 airstrikes Saturday and shot down a Palestinian rocket fired at Tel Aviv, the military said, widening a blistering assault to include the Hamas prime minister’s headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels. The intensified airstrikes came as Egyptian-led attempts to […]

Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel Battling Lung Cancer

The congregation of Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, Calif., was left stunned on the first Sunday service of the new year when Senior Pastor Chuck Smith announced that he has been battling lung cancer. Following Sunday’s service at the church, Smith’s son-in-law, Brian Brodersen, and other pastors joined together to anoint Smith with oil and […]

Texas Church Mourns Killing of Young Pastor

Tragic. Please remember this pastor’s family and congregation when you go to prayer. Clint Dobson was remembered as a vibrant young pastor who always had joy in his heart during the vigil. “He always had a smile on his face and would hug you as you walked in,” said Lida Cummings, a church member, according […]

Egyptian Christians Join Calls for Reform

This is an interesting article at Christianity Today. What makes it of interest is the fact it contains quotes from an email sent by an Egyptian Protestant pastor. quote… The leaders of Egypt’s Christian minority increasingly are joining the calls for historic change and reform as protests in Cairo and other major cities this week demand […]

A Call to Anguish

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Anne Rice has renounced Christianity

After hearing about author Anne Rice’s Facebook post yesterday, and reading the subsequent reactions which followed by a number of Christian bloggers, I made up my mind not to post about it. But Truth Matters has posted an excerpt today from an interesting commentary on the subject which frankly ‘reads’ more like it comes from […]

Speaking in Tongues

Lee Grady has written a good commentary this week: Why I Don’t Apologize for Speaking in Tongues Instead of denying or downplaying this misunderstood spiritual gift, we should have the courage to embrace it. Last week after I taught a class on the Holy Spirit at a ministry school in Pennsylvania, a 22-year-old guy from […]

National Repentance, Praying by PROXY: Is this Biblical?

Herescope and Anton Bosch offer some excellent thoughts on the topic… People observing the National Day of Prayer on Thursday at Meetinghouse Park prayed at seven stations set up to represent seven centers of power in America: Government, church, military, family, education, media and business…. The Task Force’s mission, according to its literature, is to […]

The Family Research Council: the latest political ‘call to prayer’

‘And — praying — ye may not use vain repetitions like the nations, for they think that in their much speaking they shall be heard: Matt.6:7 (Young’s Literal Translation) It is taken for granted that all who are disciples of Christ pray. You may as soon find a living man that does not breathe, as […]

Prayer Request

Steve Lumbley, at Apostasy Watch, is in need of prayer. I’m not sure of the circumstances, having only read an update on his website this evening, but God knows. Steve is a true brother and watchman so please remember him in your prayers. From his website, Update Sunday 5-2 @8am Feeling a little better this […]

Thoughts on Prayer

This is a beautiful devotion on prayer. When reading it I thought of all the hoopla coming out of Christian camps over the recent ruling by a Federal Judge who ruled the National Day of Prayer violates the constitution. I refer to it as hoopla because we as Christians know we do not need a […]

Man Praying in The Spirit, led to missing Florida Girl

(Praise God!) An autistic Florida girl who’d been the focus of a four-day search through alligator-infested woods was found alive Tuesday morning by a member of her Orlando-area church. Eleven-year-old Nadia Bloom was discovered around 9 a.m. in a swampy area near Lake Jesup in the Orlando suburb of Winter Springs by James King, a […]

Michael Spencer -Internet Monk: 1956-2010

God has called our dear brother and fellow blogger home. I received word tonight that Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk, our friend, passed away in his home in Oneida, KY, in the presence of his family. With them, we mourn his passing. With them, our tears fall. With them, we express gratitude that Michael is […]

Can you kneel at the feet of Judas?

We have all been wounded at some time by one who should have only loved us. Every life has a Judas. His name is synonymous with betrayal. The other apostles recorded his damnation with the indelible ink of history. The truth is, Judas was not the only traitor. The friends and family who accompanied Christ […]

The Bethlehem Evangelical Affirmation

I see Brother Andrew of Open Doors has helped draft a petition, The Bethlehem Evangelical Affirmation March 17, 2010 Bethlehem We affirm the foundational truth that God loves everyone (John 3:16). We affirm that as followers of Jesus Christ we are called to do justice and love mercy (Micah 6:8), to be ministers of reconciliation […]

Morning Prayer

O God, early in the morning I cry to you. Help me to pray And to concentrate my thoughts on you: I cannot do this alone. In me there is darkness, But with you there is light; I am lonely, but you do not leave me; I am feeble in heart, but with you there […]

Update on Michael Spencer – Please Pray

Michael and Internet Monk blog have been a true blessing to me since I jumped into blogging. Being a fellow Kentuckian and a brother, I always seemed to understand where he was coming from in his commentaries. Chaplain Mike received this update from Denise Spencer today: It is with a heavy heart that I bring […]

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