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one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one
and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the
other. You cannot serve God and wealth."
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of
love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
III CLOSES WITH RENEWED ZEAL FOR EVANGELISM
A gentle and calm spirit descended on the closing ceremony of
The Third Lausanne Congress Sunday night as the 4,000 attendees
soaked in the majestic music of the grand orchestra and choir and
prepared their hearts to return to the mission field.
Brown, the international director of The Lausanne Movement, gave
the closing address in which he stated that the Lausanne leaders’
vision for the conference was to bear witness to Jesus Christ to
this generation in every area of the world geographically and in
every sphere of society. He noted that it was too early to
determine what legacy the conference would have.
must recommit ourselves therefore to the lordship of Christ in
every area of human activity,” said Brown. “One of our
hopes, therefore, is that we would leave here equally committed to
passionately communicate the Gospel of Christ to the ends of the
earth and also to demonstrate the eternal truth of scripture has
application to the whole of life for Christ is the Lord of the
whole of creation.... Read this in full at
also “Complete Coverage of Lausanne - Cape Town 2010”
NIV TEXT AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE VIEWING
At the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, Keith
Danby, CEO of Biblica, and Moe Girkins, CEO of Zondervan,
announced they have received the new update to the NIV Bible
translation from the Committee on Bible Translation, the group
responsible for maintaining the integrity of the NIV translation.
Although the print form will not be ready for release until 2011,
the text is now available to view online at www.BibleGateway.com
NIV has become part of our culture -- part of the shared
experience of millions of people,” said Keith Danby,
International CEO of Biblica. “This is the reason why we
felt it was appropriate to make the update available online as
soon as it was ready. We’re responding to the desires of
scholars, pastors and Christians across the globe who are eager to
experience the updated text.” .... Read this in full at
CALLS OUT IMMATURITY IN MEN, STRESSES CHRIST-LIKE MASCULINITY
The Christian Men’s Network will be putting on a
conference designed to serve as “a radical revolution
calling men to a higher standard of masculinity.” Men from
around the world will converge in Dallas, Texas, in November to
learn how to be “a real man.”
For over 30
years, the Christian Men’s Network has been a highly
effective global movement of pastors and leaders dedicated to
training men toward their roles as servant-leaders in their
families, church and culture. The network has so far trained over
86,000 leaders in 138 nations. This year, its Lion’s Roar
Men’s Summit will focus on masculinity in men and helping
men to govern themselves like Christ so that they can be leaders
to others.... Read this in full at
STILL AN IGNORED SOCIAL ILL
Pornography is still “a very serious moral problem”
that is being ignored during by the US Justice Department and the
presidential administration, says the head of a conservative media
At the start of this year’s White Ribbon
Against Pornography (WRAP) Week (http://www.wrapfamily.com/),
Robert Peters, president of Morality in the Media
is hoping to draw attention to a looming American problem --
pornography -- and wants more action taken. “This is a
serious moral problem,” Peters said.
the American Family Association Journal, every year the porn
industry creates 11,000 new movies, compared to the 400 mainstream
videos created by Hollywood. Many of those videos are published
online for the public to access.
Pat Trueman, an attorney
and anti-porn campaigner, noted, “Hardcore porn is now more
easily available than ever before. It’s not only produced by
porn syndicates, but by individuals.” .... Read this in full
BUILDS FLYING CAR, FAA CERTIFIES IT
by CNN Correspondent Kate Bolduan and Belief Blog Co-Editor
Sparks are flying as we walk into the airplane
hanger. Steve Saint is sharpening a machete on an electric
grinder. He comes over to introduce himself wielding the knife he
extols as both a tool and a weapon. But we've come to talk about
something else he is working on, a flying car.
i-tec, the Indigenous People's Technology and Education Center. He
is working with the Waodani tribe at the edge of the Amazon in
Ecuador to help them solve a transportation riddle plaguing hard
to reach regions all over the world: What do you do when the road
ends? His solution, build a flying car. So he and his team did.
While we were getting the tour of the workshop, officials
with the Federal Aviation Administration were in the back office
with i-tec's engineers going over the final paperwork for the
Maverick. By the end of the day, Saint held in his hand the FAA
certification for special airworthiness for a light sport
aircraft, the first such certification for a flying car.... Read
this in full at
the video report at
SAY SERVING THE NEEDY IS CHRISTIANITY’S BIGGEST CONTRIBUTION
Americans believe that the Christian faith has made positive
contributions to American society during the past few years. A new
nationwide survey from The Barna Group reveals that most of those
contributions fall into one of three categories. Surprisingly, the
survey also discovered that Americans are even more likely to
identify negative contributions to society by Christianity in
In response to an open-ended question -–
meaning that survey respondents were not prompted with a list of
possibilities but were asked to provide answers off the top of
their head -– one out of every five adults (19%) mentioned
how Christians in the United States have helped poor or
underprivileged people to have a better life. Adults under the age
of 25 were especially likely to cite such service (34%). Others
who were more likely than average to point out how Christians have
helped those in need included blacks (28%) and those who describe
themselves as “mostly liberal” on social and political
matters (29%). Evangelicals (11%) and those who say they are
“mostly conservative” on socio-political matters (11%)
were among the people least likely to list this as the greatest
contribution of American Christianity.
The same poll
reveals that though many Americans are quick to identify negative
contributions Christians have made to society, evangelicals are
even more likely to acknowledge the faults of believers. A quarter
of Americans listed violence, hatred, bigotry, intolerance, and a
lack of love for others as the largest negative contributions of
Christians. Among evangelicals, 48% listed the same items. When
broken down, one out of five Americans said violence or hatred
incited in the name of Jesus Christ was a negative
contribution.... Read this in full at
HALLOWEEN SUNDAY, SOME OPT FOR ALL SAINTS’ ALTERNATIVE
While ghouls, witches and wizards run door-to-door for treats
this Halloween, St. Michael, St. Patricia and St. Lawrence will
swap candy in their basement, sharing stories of their heroic
One child, wrapped in toilet paper, sticks out
from the rest, not because he’s an Egyptian mummy but rather
St. Lazarus, the dead man raised to life in the Gospel of John.
The festivities are part of an All Saints’ Day party
hosted at the Bowie, Md., home of Sam Fatzinger, a Catholic mother
of 12, who wanted a more sacred alternative to Halloween.
all about having fun in your faith. Just being a Christian and
Catholic isn’t something to be embarrassed about,” she
said. “We make faith come alive.” .... Read this in
400, KING JAMES VERSION
Save the date for the 400th birthday party of the King James
English translation of the Bible, first published on May 5, 1611,
and widely considered to be one of the most influential shapers of
English language, literature, and culture. Thomas Nelson, the
world’s leading publisher of King James Version (KJV)
Bibles, and Oxford University Press, whose Bible publishing dates
back to the original’s era, are among the shindig
planners.... Read this in full at
CHRISTIAN'S FAIL-PROOF ACTION
“From the pen of Charles Spurgeon: Prayer is the
fail-proof course of action for a Christian, regardless the
situation. When you cannot use ‘the sword of the Spirit,’
you can use the weapon of ‘all kinds of prayers’ (Eph.
6:17 - 18) ... ‘Leviathan’ (Ps. 74:14) laughs at a
javelin, but he trembles at prayer. Swords and spears must be
polished and sharpened, but prayer never rusts, and even when we
may think it may be the most dull, it cuts the best.
is an open door no one can shut... We can never be defeated by
blockades, land mines, scaling of walls, or surprise attacks as
long as the comfort of heaven can come down to us on Jacob's
ladder (see Gen. 28:12), providing relief in our time of greatest
“Prayer is never out of season... It gains us
an audience with heaven in the dead of night, in the middle of a
business transaction, in the heat of the day, and in the shade of
the late afternoon. And in every condition ... your covenant God
welcomes your prayer and answers it from His holy place.
is never futile, for true prayer always has true power. You may
not always receive what you request, but you will always have your
real needs supplied. When God does not answer His children to the
letter of their prayer, He answers according the spirit of their
prayer. If you ask for coarse-ground meal, will you be angered
because He provides you with the finest flour? If you seek health
for your body, should you complain if He uses your sickness to
bring about the healing of your spiritual problems instead? Isn't
it better to have your cross sanctified rather than removed?”
Charles Spurgeon & Jim Reimann, Morning by Morning: The
Devotions of Charles Spurgeon
MAGIC PLAYER IS BAPTIZED
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard can bring an arena full of
fans to their feet with one of his powerful dunks. But in the
afternoon of Oct. 24, a crowd cheered wildly as the big man got
himself dunked -- into the chilly ocean waters off Bethune Beach
just south of New Smyrna Beach. Howard was baptized, along with
dozens of others, as part of a beachside service held by Orlando's
With the sun fading about 5:45 pm, Howard
waded into the cold surf, the last person in a long line of folks
to be baptized. He grimaced slightly and tensed up in reaction to
the water as he walked toward the pastors. Howard, who is
accustomed to double coverage, was flanked by two pastors -- who
had to back up with him into deeper water to accommodate his 6-11,
265-pound frame. After making a profession of faith in Jesus,
Howard was dunked into the Atlantic Ocean. As he emerged from the
water, about 500 onlookers on the beach cheered, clapped, and
snapped pictures with cell phones.... Read this in full at
BY MOHANDAS GANDHI
“Live like Jesus did, and the world will listen.”
“A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is
better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid
“A coward is incapable of exhibiting
love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”
man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he
“A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the
course of history.”
“A weak man is just by
accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.”
“Action expresses priorities.”
error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.”
ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”
AND DISPUTES CLOUD THE CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL
The 10,664 windows did not get washed this year at the Crystal
Cathedral, the iconic glass church founded by the Rev. Robert H.
Schuller, one of the original religious broadcasters. Volunteers
are tending the church’s 40 landscaped acres, now that the
gardeners have been laid off. And its renowned Christmas pageant
-- with live camels and horses, and angels flying overhead on
cables -- has been canceled for now.
The empire that the
Rev. Robert H. Schuller built may be in jeopardy, tarnished by an
unseemly family feud and a $43 million debt that even by
megachurch standards is serious.... Read this in full at
also “Schullers Express Positive Thinking After Chapter 11”
OF GOD, AS SOULS HURRY BY
by James Estrin
The graffiti has been replaced by
advertising. The tokens have been replaced by MetroCards. But the
subway preachers are a constant. They were there before I was born
and will likely be there after I die — unless, of course,
their occasional prophecy of the exact date that the world will
end turns out to be accurate.
Some hand out leaflets
quietly while others shout passages from the Bible. Some have a
strict schedule; others show up whenever they are moved to do so.
There seems to be little uncertainty of mission, no sign of
existential angst. Most are Christian, servants of Jesus, but
there is the occasional Hasidic Jew wandering the concourses.
These proselytizers do not, generally, ask for much. You don’t
have to give them money to buy a sandwich, and you’re not
really obliged to feel guilty if you look away. If you take a
tract or ask a question, you’ve gone well beyond your civic
duty. Most riders ignore them. Over the past few months, I did
not.... Read this in full at
THE CHURCH ITSELF NEEDS SAVING
With congregations of many churches declining, houses of
worship are hiring consultants to try to lure new parishioners
into the fold.... Read this in full at
"Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain
offerings, I will not accept them; and the offerings of well-being
of your fatted animals I will not look upon. Take away from me the
noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your
harps. But let justice roll down like waters; and righteousness
like an ever-flowing stream."
“If we only have the will to walk, then God is pleased
with our stumbles.”
THIS RADIO HOST THE CHRISTIAN JERRY SPRINGER?
Steve Arterburn hosts "New Life Live," a syndicated
radio program produced in Laguna Beach, CA, that airs on nearly
200 radio stations. The hour-long call-in show, on the air since
1990, provides a Christian take on inner demons of all kinds,
notably sex, drug and addiction. Two million listeners tune in
five days a week.
Now, with the recent debut of "New
Life Live" on TV and iconic radio personality Dr. Laura set
to go off the air in January, Arterburn sees a huge opportunity
for his program. "If you like her, you'll love us," says
Arterburn, author and founder of New Life Ministries.
the callers to his show, the 57-year-old Arterburn shatters the
stereotype that Christians somehow are more immune from others
when it comes to fetishes, addictions, and downright deplorable
behavior.... Read this in full at
'DEMONIC'? CRITICS CALL MINISTERS' WARNING A STRETCH
A recent essay by the president of the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., warned Christians that
yoga is contradictory to Christianity. And local megachurch pastor
Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church went even further, saying
earlier this year that yoga is "absolute paganism."
"Should Christians stay away from yoga because of its
demonic roots? Totally. Yoga is demonic," Driscoll said. "If
you just sign up for a little yoga class, you're signing up for a
little demon class."
Even as yoga has become a
mainstream form of exercise and stress relief in the United
States, the question of whether Christians should practice it is
making the rounds once again, raising a stir among some Christians
and yoga practitioners alike.... Read this in full at
LIKE JAZZ' MOVIE BACK ON TRACK
by Mark Moring
On September 16, Donald Miller wrote on his
blog that the Blue Like Jazz movie, which he and filmmaker Steve
Taylor had been trying to make for several years, was essentially
dead. "The book that swept the country will not sweep
theaters," Miller blogged that day. The main culprit was a
lack of funding, especially after a key investor had decided to
back out of the project.
Less than two weeks later, the
film received a breath of fresh air -- and possibly new life --
when two young men from Franklin, Tenn., launched
SaveBlueLikeJazz.com, a grassroots effort to raise $125,000 by
October 25 to keep the film on track. The money was being raised
through Kickstarter.com, an online fundraising site.
had 30 days to raise the money; they did it in ten. Miller
announced the news on his blog today with a post titled, "YOU
DID IT!", writing, "I’ll blog more about all of
this soon, but for now, raise your glasses friends, because WE ARE
MAKING A MOVIE!"
Taylor recently told Christianity
Today that once the money is raised, shooting would begin within a
few weeks, mostly in Tennessee (where Taylor lives) to save
significantly on costs. Originally, the entire film was to be shot
in Portland, where Miller lives and where much of the story is
based. Now, only portions of it will be shot in Portland.... Read
this in full at
POTTER IS 'CHRIST-LIKE' CLAIMS THEOLOGIAN
The congregation of the Christ Community Church in Alamogordo
in southern New Mexico even staged a book burning claiming 'behind
that innocent face is the power of satanic darkness.' But now the
boy wizard has found an unlikely ally. Theologian Rev. Dr. Stephen
Holmes has claimed Harry Potter should be seen as a "Christ-like"
figure because he promotes biblical values.
head of divinity at St Andrews University, said some religious
commentators had been hasty in their condemnation of the
phenomenally successful series. He read the books after hearing
them denounced as "ungodly" and concluded that they
contained a very obvious Christian narrative. He said: "What
do you need to succeed at Hogwarts? Courage, self-sacrifice,
careful logic, and to be unselfish. It's almost a classical list
of Christian values. The behavior that is recommended in the
Potter books is profoundly Christian."
Dr Holmes said
the biblical inspiration became most apparent in the final book,
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, the film version of which is
due to released in Nov.... Read this in full at
PROBES SPIRITUAL SUBJECTS WITHOUT GETTING PREACHY
by Stephen Whitty
The New Testament warns about trying to
serve two masters. But lately Hollywood’s ordered up a
rewrite. Moviemakers would prefer to have it both ways. And so
multiplexes have been crowded with films that wrestle with
spiritual questions even while battling for box-office attention.
These aren’t tiny indies, like the evangelical films
that sprang up after “The Passion of the Christ” in
2004. Nor are these holy terrors like “The Last Exorcism”
and “Paranormal Activity 2,” a subgenre that’s
replaced Freddy and Jason with demons from hell.
the mainstream pictures -- Woody Allen character studies like “You
Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger,” audience-friendly dramas
like “Secretariat,” and big star-driven pictures like
“Stone” and “Hereafter,” that explore
subjects like spiritual awakenings and the possibility of an
afterlife.... Read this in full at
CLIP FROM 'THERE BE DRAGONS'
"There Be Dragons" is an epic film about war,
tragedy, love, forgiveness, and redemption, from acclaimed
director Roland Joffé of "The Mission" and "The
Killing Fields." It’s the story of two childhood
friends who find themselves on opposite sides during the Spanish
Civil War, one a priest trying to bring peace and the other a
soldier driven by jealousy and anger. The son of one of the men is
a journalist in the present day who tries to find out about the
relationship between his father and a man who is now a possible
candidate for sainthood. Release is expected worldwide in Spring
2011.... Read this in full at
THE GLORIOUSLY RUINED CLUB
“I came back from trips to Africa convinced that it was
hypocritical for me to weep for HIV-positive people thousands of
miles away and to care nothing for those infected in my own
community. As a result, I started the HIV/AIDS Initiative at
“When I speak nowadays to small
groups getting ready to go on short-term mission trips, I half
jokingly invite them to become members of the Seriously Disturbed,
Gloriously Ruined Club. Some of them look at me as though I'm nuts
- they can't imagine what I'm talking about, but then they seek me
out when they return from their trip and say, "Now I get it;
I'm ruined." They are no longer content to live with the
focus of their lives being on their world - themselves, their
problems, their family, their career. Their eyes have been opened
to new realities. They have seen how the suffering world lives,
and it is now real...
“What about you? You don't
have to go to Africa to prove that you're seriously disturbed and
gloriously ruined. That's where dangerous surrender to God led me,
but it's not a litmus test of the depth of your obedience to God.
What is a litmus test of your surrender and obedience to God is
how you treat the least among us (see Matthew 25:40). Will you
allow God to shake up your comfortable world on behalf of those
most in need, whether they live around the world or around the
“I'm not just ruined; I'm gloriously ruined!
I'm more vibrantly alive than I've ever been. I have discovered
richness in relationships and work that had eluded me before. I
have a better grasp on how to find joy and pleasure in the middle
of dire circumstances. Caring for those Jesus loves draws me
closer to him ... I would never go back to who I used to be.
Becoming seriously disturbed and gloriously ruined is the best
thing that has ever happened to me.”
Kay Warren, in her
book Say Yes to God: A Call to Courageous Surrender
INTERNATIONAL, A MILITARY MINISTRY, HAS A STORY TO TELL
Cadence International announces a new opportunity to share and
learn about its ministry through videos! For over fifty years, we
have shared the gospel and our lives with the military community.
That is why Cadence International has developed a new series of
videos that share the story of its mission, vision, and
ministries. Through these new videos, those with a desire to offer
spiritual and moral support to the military will have
opportunities to learn how Cadence carries out this work and how
they can further become involved.
The best way to learn
about these videos is to sign up for email eNews at
www.cadence.org. An email
campaign will be announcing these videos and offering partnership
opportunities through serving, praying, donating, and
volunteering. Videos can also be viewed on Facebook and
YouTube.... Read this in full at
DEAD SEA FRAGMENTS GO HI-TECH
In a convergence of ancient Scripture with the latest in
photographic technology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
worked with the West Semitic Research Project this fall to prepare
for the study and publication of its Dead Sea Scrolls collection
and other artifacts.
A workshop hosted by the seminary's
Tandy Institute for Archaeology featured a team from the West
Semitic Research Project at the University of Southern California
that specializes in producing high-definition images of ancient
texts and artifacts. The scholars made images of Southwestern's
collection of Dead Sea Scrolls fragments as well as some artifacts
from the seminary's Carlson Cuneiform Collection.... Read this in
PROPOSAL THAT ISLAM IS TOLERANT IS FALLACIOUS, DANGEROUS
Though most Muslims are tolerant and peace-loving, Islam
itself is not a religion of tolerance, a former Muslim asserted.
Well-known activist and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali made the argument
Oct. 25 at the National Press Club as security guards stood in the
back of the ballroom. An outspoken critic of Islam, Hirsi Ali has
been living under a fatwa, a religious ruling or in this case an
order to kill, for years.
The Somali native addressed the
question "Is Islam a Religion of Tolerance?" to
highlight the political dimension of the widely practiced faith.
"I'm frustrated with the continuous belief and, I think,
self-delusion that Islam is only a religion," she said.
"Islam is more than a religion. It does have a spiritual
dimension ... but there is another dimension to Islam -– a
In general terms, religious
tolerance is understood to be the willingness to recognize and
respect the beliefs and practices of others, she noted. But there
are different levels of tolerance, she added.... Read this in full
OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE RESTORATION OF CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY
The Palestinian government announced Monday it is planning an
ambitious restoration project for the ancient church that marks
the traditional birthplace of Jesus, an important Christian site
that draws millions of visitors.
The renovation of
Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity is expected to take several
years and millions of dollars, according to Ziad Bandak, an
official overseeing the restoration.... Read this in full at
TAKE: TEARING DOWN THE WALLS
by Shane Claiborne
The church has often been better known
for building walls than for tearing them down. Too often, we
Christians are known by what we are against rather than by what we
are for. So it was a proud moment for me, as a Christian, when
leaders of the Catholic Church made an unambiguous statement
calling for an end to the Holy Land apartheid. After a two-week
meeting summoned by the Pope, Catholic bishops issued a statement
asking Israel not to use the Bible to justify injustices to the
Palestinian people. Thanks be to God.
A few months ago, I
was able to take a pilgrimage through this ancient, holy land –
traveling through Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan and
Iraq. We stayed in the homes of Palestinian Christians and met
with Israeli settlers.... Read this in full at
EVER-DECREASING CHRISTIAN PRESENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Across the Middle East, it is the same story of despairing --
sometimes frightened -- Christian minorities, and of an exodus
that reaches almost biblical proportions. Almost half of Iraq's
Christians have fled their country since the first Gulf War in
1991, most of them after the 2004 invasion -- a weird tribute to
the self-proclaimed Christian faith of the two Bush presidents who
went to war with Iraq -- and stand now at 550,000, scarcely 3% of
the population. More than half of Lebanon's Christians now live
outside their country. Once a majority, the nation's one and a
half million Christians, most of them Maronite Catholics, comprise
perhaps 35% of the Lebanese. Egypt's Coptic Christians -- there
are at most around eight million -- now represent less than 10% of
the population.... Read this in full at
GAMES TACKLE RELIGIOUS THEMES
Released in September, Halo: Reach has been a phenomenal
success, making more than $200 million in its first 24 hours. In
that first day, it eclipsed the opening three-day takings of the
biggest films of the year so far. The millions of fans of the Halo
series will be familiar with its theme and content: it doesn’t
paint organized religion in a flattering light. In the series, the
villainous Covenant, an alien alliance, wages a pointless, bloody
intergalactic war motivated by nothing more than religious belief.
They even use suicide bombers. Halo’s sombre criticism of
organized religion is not atypical. Another of this year’s
biggest titles, God of War III, took a different (though still
negative) approach to the subject.... Read this in full at
LIMITED KNOWLEDGE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT
How much do we need to know about the US Constitution?
Clearly, many of us are lacking even the basics. The First
Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University has looked at Americans’
familiarity with its eponymous portion of the Bill of Rights, and
the results would make Thomas Jefferson weep. While 61 percent of
those surveyed this year knew that the First Amendment protects
freedom of speech, just 23 percent volunteered that it also
supports freedom of religion, and 18 percent cited freedom of the
press. Freedom of association? Fourteen percent. Only 6 percent of
those polled could cite the right to petition the government for
grievances, the fifth major freedom guaranteed under the First
Amendment.... Read this in full at
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one
less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
"Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual
songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always
giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ."
WEEK'S HYMN: ABLE TO SAVE
Words: R. Venting, 1907
Music: Alice E. Sumner
to Jesus on the tree,
He is able to save you;
for you and me,
He is willing to save you.
Able to save a poor sinner lost,
Willing to save at a
Able to save: Come, trust in His pow’r;
Willing to save this very hour.
O His love will melt
He is able to save you;
If from sin you will
He is willing to save you.
let Him plead in vain,
He is able to save you.
blood wash every stain,
He is willing to save you.
Let Him enter now your heart,
He is able to save you;
If you wait He will depart,
Now He’s waiting to save
>from NetHymnal at
is something more than that which we do with our minds. It
involves our hearts and spirits -- that deeper part of our
personalities to which only the Spirit of Jesus has access. Prayer
in its highest form requires more than conscious effort. It also
requires the surrender of our innermost selves to Jesus, giving
him permission to make our lives a continually flowing fountain of
unceasing prayer. When we have learned how to do that, we will
have discovered the secret of the prayer of the heart.”
Robert V. Dodd, Praying the Name of Jesus
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encourage relationship building and spiritual strengthening that
result in maximizing the potential we all have in Christ.
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if you'd like to participate in a men's discipleship program.
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