Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

Hey! Focus!

We’re just about finished with 1/3 of our 21 days of fasting.  Victoria and I are believing that our time of prayer and fasting will bring us into a greater FOCUS in order to pursue the ONE who holds our destiny.  Fasting is simply a simplification of life and a greater focus on the author…

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Thrive! Don’t just Survive

Godly intimacy has enemies. Its greatest enemy is found in life itself. Life has needs and wants and they continually and incessantly cry out for our attention and affection. Ironically, life wants to create intimacy with whatever satiates its needs and wants. I call this the survival syndrome the Bible calls it idolatry. We weren’t…

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The Fight for the Inner Room

I’m in a season where I’m being challenged in creating a greater environment of intimacy with God. More than ever, I hear a call for me to separate myself to the inner room – some call it the secret place. I pray. I pray throughout the day…I pray continually…. But what I’m talking about is…

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Thy Kingdom or My Kingdom?

Jesus instructed us to pray to the Father by first declaring and petitioning, “Thy kingdom come…” (Luke 11:2-4) This is a term that has, unfortunately, become very religious in rhetoric.   We impiously blab it and “pray it” with much familiarity.  In many people’s mind, it’s become a prayer that’s recited with no passion and very little…

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The House of Prayer…

I love what occurs in this passage of scripture… Mark 11:15-17… 15On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the benches of those selling doves, 16and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple…

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All I can say is WOW!

WOW!! I’m still in awe over what occurred yesterday!  It was nothing short of a miracle!  Now, compared to the opposition we’ve had the past couple of years, yesterday’s Easter service was a breath of fresh air. I believe the Lord was letting us know something – breakthroughs come because of persistence and tenacity in…

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Sunday’s Notes

A few people have asked me for my notes from last Sunday.  It was the last message of the IMPACT INITIATIVE SERIES. I can now officially declare, in regards to 2011, “We are on our way! “ Our assignment this year, as a church, is to build a culture of prayer, reaching and teaching.   All…

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Prayer Doesn’t Change Things

Nothing encourages a pastor more than knowing that His church is falling in love with prayer.  God is impacting Impact Church through prayer.  This morning we had 40+ callers on our prayer conference call.  The Spirit of faith is ever-increasing and we are about to see God move mightily in our church! I disagree with…

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WHY PRAYER IS HINDERED, pt 2.

Yesterday I began a five-part blog series as to why prayer is hindered.  I commenced with the “bottom line”- Wrong actions and attitudes will always cancel our prayers. And it’s in recognizing our wrong action and indifferent attitudes that will determine the breakthroughs we’re looking for. Here we go… Part 2. 2. Pride and Strife…

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THE SECRET PLACE

Much is said about positioning and placement in the Kingdom of God.  As believers, it’s very healthy to have an understanding as to whose we are, where we belong and what we’re supposed to do.  The understanding of purpose and the realization of destiny are founded on these challenges.  And all of them reveal and…

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