7.8.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Power of Testimony

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Testimonials are powerful tools. My husband and I both refer to customer ratings when we’re looking at an online purchase. We want to make sure we’re spending our money on something others have endorsed without bias. We look at reviews to determine whether or not we’re interested in reading a book or watching a movie. And when a friend tells … Continue reading 7.8.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Power of Testimony

7.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When It’s Convenient

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• The Apostle Paul was arrested several times during his ministry and in Acts 24, we find him standing trial, accused of inciting riots among the Jews. A lawyer named Tertullus gave the accusation in verses 2-8. Then, Governor Felix heard Paul’s side of things. In verses 22-23, Felix basically put the trial on continuance and ordered Paul back to jail. … Continue reading 7.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When It’s Convenient

6.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Freedom & the Power of Belief

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When a baby elephant is tethered to a stake, it will pull against it. However, over time, the elephant will become convinced that the rope is too strong, and it will stop trying. Even as the elephant grows in strength, the psychological hold of the rope is so great, the elephant’s mind is conditioned to believe that it’s inescapable. Isn’t … Continue reading 6.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Freedom & the Power of Belief

6.13.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Legendary Obedience

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When Paul (formerly Saul) had his life-changing moment on the Road to Damascus, the world changed. His extraordinary conversion to Christianity and willingness to be used by God has had a tremendous impact on Christian history that continues today. The Holy Spirit used him in powerful ways including authorship of 13 books in the New Testament, possibly 14 if you … Continue reading 6.13.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Legendary Obedience

6.11.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Talking About Jesus

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Research says that the average woman speaks 20,000 words per day, and the average man speaks 7000. Without getting into cheesy jokes about those statistics, the question on my mind this morning is, “How often do we talk about Jesus every day?” In Acts 7, Stephen became the first martyr for Christianity. And after his death, Acts 8:1b says, “A … Continue reading 6.11.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Talking About Jesus

5.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Sacrifice of Praise

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Friends, I am going to admit something to y’all. The only version of “A Christmas Carol” I’ve ever seen is “The Muppets Christmas Carol.” But I love it. Since that’s my only real reference point beyond the vague memories of reading the Cliffs Notes version in high school, that’s what we’re working from today. Ebenezer Scrooge (as played by Michael … Continue reading 5.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Sacrifice of Praise

4.27.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Having the Courage to Be a Child of God

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• A couple of days ago, I wrote about the California law on the table that would ban Christian pastors and counselors can say or what books they can share. This week, I’ve seen example after example of how the Christian faith has a big ‘ole bullseye target on it. The latest was a prom picture of students praying together before … Continue reading 4.27.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Having the Courage to Be a Child of God