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Eight Ways 2020 Was Good for the Church

The year 2020 was an extraordinary experience. There are very few who look at the year with gratitude, and the 2020 jokes are everywhere. A whole new set of words have become standard, such as COVID-19 and social distancing. While we long for “the good old days,” […]


A State of Spiritual Emergency

Adapted from Simply Prayer (copyright 2020), by Bill Elliff. Used with permission. A National State of Emergency is a governmental declaration which usually suspends some normal functions of executive, legislative, and judicial powers; alerts citizens to change their normal behaviors; or orders governmental agencies to implement emergency preparedness plans. […]


Building a Lasting Foundation in a Crumbling Culture

Those of you who know me well or follow me on social media realize how much I love Lake Michigan. The views are spectacular. The beaches are amazing. The sand dunes are some of the most plenteous in the world. And the sunsets are blazingly magnificent. Yet […]


The Forgotten Prayer of Lament

Mark Vroegop is a friend of our ministry and the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament. This article, originally featured on Crossway.com, was written to pastors. However, we found the message both timely and appropriate for all believers. We sincerely hope it […]


How Should We Deal with Our National Tragedy?

The last months have been filled with countless opinions of how we should view and respond to our national (and international) tragedy. Health and government officials have interpreted for us the nature of the problem and the potential solutions. We have been fixated on these daily reports, […]


Why is All This Happening?

It is not hard to see the dark side of the world around us. Sometimes, such as now, it is more prominent than at other times. But pause and give the people of the world a moment to express ourselves, and you will see that we are […]


PRAYER: The Most Essential Element for Reopening

Every church in America (and across the world) is making decisions about reopening after the recent months of COVID-19. We are developing many practical plans, as we should. But in all of our planning, are we PRAYING? Are we crying out to the head of the Church […]


God’s Invitation to Prayer

Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ […]


Will God Hear Your Prayers?

Your answer to that question determines everything about you. If you believe God answers prayer, you will pray often and experience all the benefits of that arrangement with Him. But if for some reason you think that prayer is meaningless—a mere shout into the wind—you will never […]


What will you do with your gift of time?

Don’t waste the gift of time. Why not pause each day and pray for 30 minutes? It could turn some idle time into eternally productive time. Here’s how … 5 MINUTES: Pause and look up to God; read one of the psalms. Step into the Lord’s presence […]

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