Month: March 2016

Jonah by Greg Laurie for Kids

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This video is by Pastor Greg Laurie, sharing the story of Jonah with 3 of his granddaughters.

I would love to encourage all of you to not only watch this movie but share it with your children and/or your grandchildren.
Men we must be intentional with raising up our children and grandchildren to know the God who loves them so much!
Did you know this is actually a commandment of God?
Take a look…
Deuteronomy 6:4-9
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when…

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Pray for your Wife

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Genesis 2:24

Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.


Good Morning Men!

This morning I began praying for my wife, and I just felt a little lost. I felt a little repetitive and like I had so many things I wanted to pray for my wife, but I didn’t know how.

So I found this great article, by my faithful friends at Desiring God that is a great reference point for the direction of praying for our wives.

But, I want to get our wives on board too. So I found a great post on what our wives can be praying for. But here is the deal, I want all of us men to sit down with our wives and share these prayer topics. Lets get on board together and make sure we are praying these things…

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Pray for your Children

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Deuteronomy 6:5-9

 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.


Parents, how many of you pray for your kids? I mean really pray, pray over specific things, things that have eternal and everlasting impacts. Praying daily, frequently and with passion and conviction.

God has given us children, so that we can raise them…

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Pray Great Prayers

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Matthew 7:7-8

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.


Good Morning Men!

Last night I listened to a short sermon by pastor and teacher Chip Ingram. The title was Pray Great Prayers. One of the things that really tugged on my heart is that if we are very honest with ourselves are prayers are very small and limited.

How often do we really pray for things that are so out of reach for ourselves, and so unimaginable that truly only the God of the universe could bring them into reality?

I know for me personally, rarely ever.

I want to change that.

The important thing Chip said, is that every great prayer must be linked…

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Lessons from Tom Adams

Originally posted on iB2 News:
Tom Adams It still surprises and moves me that so many people in Illinois Baptist churches fondly remember my father Tom Adams, or at least his writing. Dad entered his eternal life with the Lord ten years ago, just one…

Questions about the Christian Life: How Can I Overcome Having a Critical Spirit?

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A critical spirit is not difficult to recognize. Its fruit is usually evident. Someone with a critical spirit is prone to complaining, seeing the glass as half-empty, ruing unmet expectations, sensing failure (in others more than in oneself), and being judgmental. Critical spirits are no fun to be around; neither are they fun to possess.

As with most sin, having a critical spirit is a perversion of something God made to be good—in this case, a longing for God and His perfection. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “[God] has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.” We live in a fallen world, and we are often impatient to enter into the glorious perfection for which we were originally created. In a sense, it is good that we…

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Choosing Joy

Found Who I Am

by Macy

Charles R. Swindoll once said, “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with us…we are in charge of our attitudes.”  What kind of attitudes are we as Christians supposed to have?

Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  Against such there is no law.”  The Bible calls us first to love one another and then secondly to be joyful!

Philippians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always.  Again I will say rejoice!”  This verse has great

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