National Day of Prayer, May 2, 2019

The National Day of Prayer is a special day in American life:

  • It focuses on God, the most worthy and wonderful Being that exists.
  • It highlights the destructive nature of sin in our personal and national lives and our need for God to “hear from heaven, forgive our sins, and heal our land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).
  • It calls us to the greatest power on earth: prayer.

I hoped to be in our nation’s capital for the National Day of Prayer on May 2.  I’ve been there 29 of the last 31 years. But family-needs caused me to cancel my trip and pursue a new course.

Each of us can pray where we are (bloom where we’re planted).

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Face of Satan Rising: Persecuting Christians

This week’s savage attack on Christians in Sri Lanka is a sobering reminder of Satanic brutality in our world.

That hatred has always been present–since the serpent deceived in Adam and Eve millenniums ago.

But, with nearly eight billion people alive today, 2.5 billion identifying as Christians, the global amplification of the media, and Christ’s return possibly on the horizon, persecution appears to be increasing.

Will it get worse? Is revival coming? Or both?

What should we do when we see the face of Satan rising?

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Why the Resurrection is the Greatest Event of All Time

There are many events that impacted history over the past four thousand years. (Creation scientists calculate 4128 B.C. for the earth’s birthday.)

Some of those events were disastrous. Others changed the world for good in varying degrees.

One could easily make the argument that Good Friday–when Jesus died for the sins of the world–stands out as the greatest event of all time.

But I still believe the resurrection tops the list.

Here’s why.

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