One Simple Prayer Formula

Be Confident that God Hears Your Prayers

Prayer takes many forms, from the lofty intercession for national leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-2) to the unprejudiced pleading on the behalf of another (Job 42:10). The Lord Himself “made intercession for the transgressors” (Isaiah 53:12) “and wondered that there was no intercessor” (Isaiah 59:16). Surely we can be faithful and confident with this great access […]


Put On Truth

The First Layer of the Armor of God

There are many military metaphors in Scripture, but none more famous than the passage on the “armor of God.” We are commanded to “put on the whole armor” so we can “stand” (be firm, well established) against “the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11). Each piece is crucial. “Truth” is first on the list (v.14). […]


3 Reasons to Use Your Gifts

Purpose for Every Christian in the Church

But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ (Ephesians 4:7). The “grace” that is given (Greek charis) is a distribution by the Holy Spirit of “gifts” (same Greek word) to every believer (I Corinthians 12:4–11). Why should you use your gifts? Seventeen different “gifts” are listed in three […]

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Living Missionally

Emily Allen Shares Her Personal Experience from the Mission Field

I had the opportunity to spend two weeks in Taiwan in July 2013. When the opportunity came this past summer to return to the same part of that country for three weeks, I honestly wasn’t sure if I would go. I had a lot of doubt, especially regarding raising the money. But the Lord was […]

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