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October 2018 Blog Posts (6)

Prayer that Changes the World

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on October 29, 2018 at 4:12pm — No Comments

What I Learned from John Rankin

Lately I’ve found myself thinking about John Rankin, a guy who was in the Christian fellowship group with me at Denison University over 40 years ago. John wasn’t one of my best friends—far from it. In fact, he was one of those people who constantly got under my skin and pushed my buttons.

Have you had people like that in your life?

John was a freshman, and I was a senior. I was the main leader of the group, and he was a newbie. Under those circumstances, you would…

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Added by Jim Buchan on October 24, 2018 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Applying Wisdom to Grief

Since grief is such a big subject, there isn’t a single definition that covers it. A commonly used definition is “Grief is the normal and natural emotional reaction to loss or change of any kind.” Let me illustrate. Last week I attended a conference that involved several hundred cross-cultural missionaries, some of whom were former Seminary students of mine. I received two invitations to teach a short-term class on prayer (my favorite subject to teach) in two different countries, far removed…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on October 20, 2018 at 7:59am — No Comments

Defining Purpose: SUBMIT to God’s direction

The Spirit Speaks

A few thoughts from Chuck Proudfit with the Marketplace Minute™ . . .

 

It’s the Holy Spirit that often knocks on our hearts and heads, helping us to understand God’s will for our lives, inside and outside of work.

 

What an underutilized resource is the Holy Spirit!  We Christians are often more influenced by the call of our culture than the call of our God.

 

First Corinthians 2:12 reminds us that .…

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Added by Chuck Proudfit on October 15, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

At a Standstill?

The work on the Temple of God in Jerusalem had stopped, and it remained at a standstill

until the second year of the reign of King Darius of Persia.

EZRA 4:24



Sometimes it would…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on October 8, 2018 at 8:45am — No Comments

Honorable Mention

Here is the list of the Jewish exiles of the provinces who returned from their captivity to Jerusalem and other towns of Judah.

They had been deported to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar.

EZRA 2:1 NLT



The temptation to settle down in captivity was tremendous for those Jews in…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on October 3, 2018 at 10:02am — No Comments

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