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Posts from February 2011

Personal Criticism

CJ Mahaney of Sovereign Grace Ministries is writing a very helpful blog series called “The Pastor and Personal Criticism.”  While it’s geared toward pastors, I believe it’s very helpful in dealing with personal criticism for all Christians.  I really encourage you to read these as I am so that we will be better helped to handle personal criticism in a godly way…

Struggling Not Against Flesh and Blood

One of my favorite songs from the country music group Alabama said, “Oh, I believe there are angels among us, sent down to us from somewhere up above.”  The Scripture says that there certainly are angels among us, but they’re not just cute winged babies.  These dudes are warriors locked in an epic, unseen battle between the forces of good and evil.…

What Hinders Your Prayer?

Without a doubt, prayer is one of God’s greatest gifts to us.  I mean, can you believe that the God of the universe takes requests from us?  That He invites us into conversation?  That He wants us to express our hearts to Him?  That’s amazing! Inherent to the act of prayer is the reality that the one praying expects a “yes” to…

Resources for Growing in Prayer

On my drive up to Lafayette, IN on Sunday, I had the privilege of listening to half the audio from this year’s Desiring God Pastors Conference.  You can access the audio here and John Piper’s biography of Robert Murray McCheyne here.  The theme this year was “The Powerful Life of the Praying Pastor.”  Even if you’re not a pastor, it would be a…

The 70 Weeks: Figurative, Future, or Fulfilled?

The Scripture is full of prophecy, but probably the most intriguing is the prophecy of 70 weeks given to Daniel in Daniel 9:24-27.  Along with intriguing, it’s also rather contested as to what it all actually means.  Three basic noteworthy interpretations have been put forth in church history:  the Figurative View, the Futurist View, and the Fulfilled View.  In this article, I…