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Does Prayer Really Work?

Do you realize that prayer makes a difference? Dr. Myron Jones shared this truth from the prize-winning physician, Alexis Carrel. In the early 19th century, Dr. Carrel’s research paved the way for organ transplants to start happening. And listen to what this esteemed doctor said regarding prayer:

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Finding the courage to do what’s right

I have a saying that I use with my children and now my grandchildren. I also share it in counseling situations time and time again. It’s this simple statement: “It’s always right to do right. It is never wrong to do right. It is never right to do wrong.”

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How to be authentic when image is everything

People today love to put on a good façade when deep down, they’re deeply hurting. Chuck Swindoll, the noted author and pastor said on this subject,

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The key to steering clear of hypocrisy

As long as I’ve been a pastor, I can probably count on one hand the number of people who’ve walked into my office and said, “Pastor, I’ve got a sin to confess. I’m a hypocrite!” Some have, but not many. So why is that? Because the main goal of a hypocrite is to cover up, rather than reveal.

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Why believing in God won’t save you

Once I was seated next to a lady in a waiting room. It was just us two, so I struck up a conversation and asked her if she attended church anywhere. She said she used to, but not anymore. So I shared the Gospel with her, and she told me, “I went to church for years and never once did I hear that! I believed in God but I never knew Jesus.” 

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How you can powerfully proclaim the Gospel

Not long ago, I was talking to a lady who had just returned from a mission journey. It was her first time to leave the country, and I asked her about the difficulties she faced as she was communicating with people who couldn’t understand her language.

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What do you do when life gets hard?

Like it or not, suffering is a required course in God’s curriculum. He had one Son who was without sin, yet suffered. So why should we live life thinking we should be exempt from suffering? It is impossible to pass through this life as a believer without passing through dark valleys.

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Defeating depression

Have you ever felt depressed? Everyone experiences some form of depression, whether it’s just the moody blues, a complete chemical or clinical depression, or something in between.

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How to have victory over the devil in 2019!

There is a famous painting I’ve seen, done by an artist named Moritz Retzsch, of a chess match between the devil and a young man. In the painting of the chess game, the devil appears to have the young man in a checkmate. So, the young man is sweating profusely and trying to figure out if he can move.

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Is there pride in your path?

The single biggest obstacle between people and God is pride. So you and I must be diligent to always remain humble before the Lord – intellectually, socially, and spiritually.

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