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John Calvin’s 4 Rules of Prayer

from http://www.ligonier.org/blog/john-calvins-rules-prayer/ John Calvin’s 4 Rules of Prayer For John Calvin, prayer cannot be accomplished without discipline. He writes, “Unless we fix certain hours in the day for prayer, it easily slips from our memory.” He goes on to prescribe several rules to guide believers in offering effectual, fervent prayer. 1. The first rule is a heartfelt …

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The Power of “Now”

5 great ideas from Tim Price. The first one I hope I can use: Replace the word “but” with now. E.g., “You made a good effort on this, now let’s see if we can add fractions with the common denominator.” This emphasizes the growth mindset (as apposed to the fixed mindset) http://www.harvestministryteams.com/blog/2015/03/the-power-of-now/   “Now” is …

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THE 5 P’S OF BIBLE STUDY

1. POSITION YOURSELF TO HEAR FROM GOD. 2. POUR OVER THE PASSAGE AND PARAPHRASE THE MAJOR POINTS. 3. PULL OUT THE SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLE(S). 4. POSE THE QUESTION (Pray – dialog) 5. PLAN OBEDIENCE AND PIN DOWN A DATE TO OBEY. Click to access the_5_p__s_of_bible_study.pdf

Good Conscience and Sincere Faith in Timothy

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the goal of our instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:18-19 18 Timothy, my son, I am giving you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies previously made about you, so that by them you may strongly engage in …

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Within a week of each other – 50 Shades of Grey

Within a week of each other, in February 2015, the movie 50 Shades of Grey came out in theaters and 21 Christians we’re headed by terrorists. It’s official*: All’s fair in love and war.  And people are choosing to do whatever they wish, including inhumanity acts. (*We knew this already, but now we are really …

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