Friday Morning Special 12/19/14

YOUR GREATEST ENCOURAGEMENT IN HARD TIMES

When Pope Julius I authorized December 25 to be celebrated as the birthday of Jesus in A.D. 353, who would’ve ever thought it would become what it is today? And when Professor Charles Follen lit candles on the first Christmas tree in America in 1832, who would’ve ever thought that the decorations would become as elaborate as they are today?
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2014/12/17 – Devotional

OUR GREATEST HOPE OF HEAVEN

New Testament scholar A.M. Hunter relates a story in one of his books about a dying man who asked his Christian doctor to tell him about the place he was heading. His doctor fumbled a moment for the right words, and then heard a scratching at the door.

After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 1 THESSALONIANS 4:17

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The Miracle of Answered Prayer

THE MIRACLE OF ANSWERED PRAYER

Mike Cunningham

December 14, 2014
Think about it. Squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, and reindeer can’t and neither can any of the birds flying through the sky or the fish swimming in the sea. In fact, of all the creatures that God has created, only human beings have been blessed with the ability to engage in conversation with Him. In other words, folks such as you and I have been invited to pray to the King of the Universe.

The Spirit Being who spoke this world into existence desires all human beings to enjoy the miracle of answered prayer. I’ve been hoping and praying that the following accounts will give you folks a better idea of the magnitude of this awesome blessing.    Read more

Friday Morning Special 12/12/14

THE LOST ART OF COMMITMENT

In 1772, John Fawcett, the young pastor of a poor church in Hebden Bridge, England, was called to a large and influential church in London. But as the wagons were being loaded with the Fawcett’s few belongings, the people from their congregation came for a tearful farewell.

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”— MATTHEW 22:37-40

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2014/12/09 – Devotional

BEWARE OF THE STRONGHOLD OF COLD LOVE

By Francis Frangipane

Is your love growing softer, brighter and more visible? Or is it becoming more discriminating, more calculating, less vulnerable and less available? This is a very important issue, for your Christianity is only as real as your love. A measurable decrease in your ability to love is evidence that a stronghold of cold love is developing within you. Read more