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William Kovacic (lifegate)

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I'm not getting any younger and I've enjoyed writing almost my entire life--from lyrics and poetry to short stories and novels. Most, but not all of my writing has religious themes. I am a born-again Christian and try to honor my Lord through the written page. He has truly changed my life and I'm forever grateful.

In addition to writing, I also pastor Lifegate Baptist Church in Bellefonte, PA, and have a burning desire to see God revive our land.The Great American Fast is my passion so please stop by and visit me at www.thegreatamericanfast.org.

I've lived in the same small town all but twelve of my 55 years. Central PA is a wonderful place to live--mountains, streams, and peace. I enjoy spending time with my family and the family pets--four cats and two dogs.

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  • Revealing Revelation - Part 5
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    Revealing Revelation - Part 5

    3 years ago

    This prophetic look at the seven churches leads us into chapter 4 where we will see removed both the church and the Holy Spirit. This leads directly into the Tribulation.

  • Revealing Revelation - Part 4
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    Revealing Revelation - Part 4

    3 years ago

    Revealing Revelation - Part 1 Revealing Revelation - Part 2 Revealing Revelation - Part 3 Good intentions never go far. My intention was to do one study a day. For one reason if it is not daily this series would go...

  • Revealing Revelation - Part 3
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    Revealing Revelation - Part 3

    3 years ago

    There are three applications we can apply to the letters to the churches. First there was a primary application. These letters were written to seven physical, literal churches throughout Asia Minor...

  • Revealing Revelation - Part 2
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    Revealing Revelation - Part 2

    3 years ago

    The Revelation of Jesus Christ to John, the Apostle

  • Revealing Revelation - Part 1
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    Revealing Revelation - Part 1

    3 years ago

    The word “revelation” comes from the Greek word “apokalupsis” which means to unveil. It is the unveiling of Christ as He comes to claim that which is rightfully His. Christ is the focus of the book.

  • Born of Water
    19

    Born of Water

    3 years ago

    The main teaching of these groups is that baptism is an essential act for salvation.

  • Time to Make a Change
    10

    Time to Make a Change

    4 years ago

    lifegate "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light...

  • Words of Death
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    Words of Death

    4 years ago

    Have you ever wondered what you will experience at the moment you leave this world? I mean, what will it really be like? Will you be sorrowful about leaving loved ones behind? Or maybe you will have some regrets over...

  • Where Hope Becomes Reality
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    Where Hope Becomes Reality

    4 years ago

    My wife's story is a story I would not wish on anyone. She suffered terrible abuse at the hands of those that were supposed to love and protect her. Years later, the emotional bleeding has stopped, but the scars still...

  • A Pennsylvania Autumn
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    A Pennsylvania Autumn

    3 years ago

    Sayers Dam - Howard, PA lifegate collection As usual, I take time out on Thanksgiving to contemplate all the blessings that God has given me. Other than my Salvation, one of the greatest gifts I have received at the...

  • Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 5
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    Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 5

    4 years ago

    Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 1 Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 2 Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 3 Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 4 In this final...

  • Two New Books
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    Two New Books

    4 years ago

    Over the years writing has become one of my passions. First and foremost my passion is Jesus Christ. Everything I write includes Him in one way or another. That doesn't mean that everything is necessarily factual. 99%...

  • Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 4
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    Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 4

    3 years ago

    Truth never changes. why are bible versions changing?

  • Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 3
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    Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 3

    4 years ago

    Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 1 Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 2 For over 300 hundred years the King James Bible stood unchallenged as the Word of God for the English speaking...

  • Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 2
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    Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 2

    4 years ago

    If you have not done so, please read Part 1 first as this lays the foundation for this article.The link is below. Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 1 As I mentioned in Part One of this series, "Your...

  • Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 1
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    Things That Are Different Are Not the Same Part 1

    4 years ago

    This is the first installment of a series of hubs only because there is much information I want to share. In my mind I envision many of you well-meaning readers siting back and thinking to yourself, "This is the most...

  • Just a Moment in Time
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    Just a Moment in Time

    5 years ago

    Yesterday I started out on my prayer walk, just like so many other days. I love to walk through the woods and talk to my God. I can sense His presence more there than any other place I can think of. I headed to the...

  • The National Movement of God
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    The National Movement of God

    5 years ago

    On September 7th and 8th, 2012 people from across America and around the world joined in a concerted effort of prayer and fasting for national revival. As I have studied revivals of the past, it is evident to me that...

  • Meet My Granddaughter
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    Meet My Granddaughter

    5 years ago

    I'd like you to meet my granddaughter, Trinity Nicole. She's all of 4 months old and living in safety in her mother's womb to be presented to the world at the appropriate time - somewhere around January 15, 2013. You...

  • Where Am I Anyway?
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    Where Am I Anyway?

    5 years ago

    I am certainly not a world traveler by any means, but I have been a few places. I was going through some of my old travel pictures the other day and decided to share some with you. Just to make it a little more...

  • The Roman Catholic Church--the Only Church?
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    The Roman Catholic Church--the Only Church?

    3 years ago

    I was asked in one of the comments by what authority do I decide heresy. The simple truth of the matter is I do not decide what is heresy and what is not. God does--period. There really is no need ...

  • A Study of the Cults--a Christian Perspective #6
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    A Study of the Cults--a Christian Perspective #6

    5 years ago

    This will wrap up this series on the cults although there are many more we could look at. If there is one in particular you would like me to briefly discuss, just let me know. After examining some of the...

  • A Study of the Cults--a Christian Perspective #5
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    A Study of the Cults--a Christian Perspective #5

    3 years ago

    Mormonism and Christian Science are just two of the false cults that are being propagated today.

  • A Study of the Cults--a Christian Perspective #4
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    A Study of the Cults--a Christian Perspective #4

    5 years ago

    The term “Muslim” means “one who submits”. The Muslim is one who submits himself to God and the prophet of God, Muhammad. The Muslim confession of faith, the Shahada is very simple, “There is no god, but...

  • A Study of the Cults--a Christian Perspective #3
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    A Study of the Cults--a Christian Perspective #3

    5 years ago

    Let us now look at the teachings of Gautama Buddah. Buddah was born in 563 BC near the border of Napal and India. Gautama was his family name. Buddah was his title which means “enlightened one”. Sometimes his...

  • A Study of the Cults--a Christian Perspective #2
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    A Study of the Cults--a Christian Perspective #2

    2 years ago

    A Study of the Cults--a Christian Perspective #1 Within every human being lies a conscience that bears the shape of the One True God. When God does not occupy that space, something will fill the void. When God...

  • A Study of the Cults--a Christian Perspective #1
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    A Study of the Cults--a Christian Perspective #1

    5 years ago

    The best way to know a fake is know the original. I am told that in the banking business, tellers are often sent away to school to learn to distinguish between a counterfeit dollar bill and the real thing. This is...

  • Confidence in Leadership
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    Confidence in Leadership

    5 years ago

    This, the last in a series on Christian Leadership, deals with confidence as we lead God's people. May I remind you that we are all leading someone somewhere. Take stock of your leadership skills. Step out--and lead. ...

  • Success in Leadership
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    Success in Leadership

    5 years ago

    Continuing on in our series on Christian leadership notice the words in Joshua 1:1, “Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spoke unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’...

  • Vision in Leadership
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    Vision in Leadership

    5 years ago

    Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” A leader must have vision. Notice that the verse says, “Where there is no vision.” The point is that...

  • Wisdom in Leading
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    Wisdom in Leading

    5 years ago

    People truly do hunger and thirst for Truth. If you feed your people, they will naturally grow into leaders themselves. That is what leaders do—they reproduce. To effectively reproduce your message must not only be...

  • Why Are You Leading?--A Blueprint
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    Why Are You Leading?--A Blueprint

    5 years ago

    People truly do hunger and thirst for Truth. If you feed your people, they will naturally grow into leaders themselves. That is what leaders do—they reproduce. To effectively reproduce, your message must not only be...

  • How Are You Leading?--Philosophy in Leadership
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    How Are You Leading?--Philosophy in Leadership

    5 years ago

    God has placed his leaders everywhere. There are leaders in government. There are leaders in business. There are leaders in the family, and there are leaders in the church. There are leaders in education. There are...

  • Who Are You Leading?
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    Who Are You Leading?

    5 years ago

    Make no mistake, every Christian is called to be a leader. We all lead someone. So the question is, who are you leading and where are you leading? The bottom line however, is not who you are leading, but who are you...

  • The Hunter of Men--Nimrod and the Tower of Babel
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    The Hunter of Men--Nimrod and the Tower of Babel

    5 years ago

    Genesis 11 brings us to the last of the first 2,000 year history of man. Nimrod comes on the scene. What about this man Nimrod? Notice in verse 2 that it says, “...they journeyed from the east" to the land of Shinar....

  • Ramblings on the Universal Flood
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    Ramblings on the Universal Flood

    5 years ago

    This hub certainly is not for everybody. The die-hard atheist will not profit from this.But for those that have an interest in Scripture I hope this will strengthen your faith in the God of Heaven. With the apparent...

  • The Gap Theory?
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    The Gap Theory?

    5 years ago

    I know that this subject has certainly been discussed before. Many will disagree. That's okay, but I do believe that the topic of The Gap Theory, or the teaching that the earth was created and inhabited before Genesis...

  • Stage (f)Right Part 9 (Conclusion)
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    Stage (f)Right Part 9 (Conclusion)

    5 years ago

    Stage (f)Right Part 8 Stage (f)Right Part 7 Stage (f)Right Part 6 Ritchie Jean could see Johnny Travers’ face in the light. He could see Kevin’s face. Both of them had a contorted look of writhing pain. Both ...

  • Stage (f)Right Part 8
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    Stage (f)Right Part 8

    3 years ago

    Stage (f)Right Part 7 Stage (f)Right Part 6 Stage (f)Right Part 5 From two blocks back, Miss Nameless followed, determined to pray, and wrestle the soul of Ritchie Jean from the Evil One. Darkness concealed her well...

  • Stage (f)Right Part 7
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    Stage (f)Right Part 7

    5 years ago

    Stage (f)Right Part 6 Stage (f)Right Part 5 Stage (f)Right Part 4 As she turned the corner and started up the stairs to the church a strange sensation overtook her. It was nearly midnight, and as was her custom,...

  • Stage (f)Right Part 6
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    Stage (f)Right Part 6

    5 years ago

    Stage (f)Right Part 5 Stage (f)Right Part 4 Stage (f)Right Part 3 Ritchie Jean, completely immersed in sound checks, press conferences, and comparing notes on the competition found night coming quickly. The limo...

  • Stage (f)Right Part 5
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    Stage (f)Right Part 5

    3 years ago

    Stage (f)Right Part 4 Stage (f)Right Part 3 Stage (f)Right Part 2 Suspense had gotten the best of Ritchie Jean and Kevin. They had to go to the ball field, if for no other reason, just to find out what Larry was...

  • Stage (f)Right Part 4
    8

    Stage (f)Right Part 4

    3 years ago

    Stage (f)Right Part 3 Stage (f)Right Part 2 Stage (f)Right Part 1 Ritchie Jean and the boys just finished the recording. It was time for the tour and the "push" was on. Day after day, another town welcomed...

  • Stage (f)Right Part 3
    6

    Stage (f)Right Part 3

    3 years ago

    The equipment had been set up and they were ready for a sound check. The perfectly matched acoustics within the studio gave them an edge they had never experienced in any club. . .

  • Stage (f)Right Part 2
    6

    Stage (f)Right Part 2

    3 years ago

    Stage (f)Right Part 1 Chapter 1 In the last chapter we see Ritchie Jean Baker driven by his addiction to rock-n-roll. Although left empty and aching, it would seem that things were about to change for Ritchie Jean. ...

  • Stage (f)Right Part 1
    6

    Stage (f)Right Part 1

    3 years ago

    Ritchie Jean Baker was four years old when he saw his first rock-n-roll concert; an event that would shape, direct, and by divine providence, work out his destiny. The next twenty-seven years of . . .

  • What is the Measure of Faith?
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    What is the Measure of Faith?

    5 years ago

    God has given you The measure of faith - not a measure of faith. What will you do with it?

  • My Prayer Closet
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    My Prayer Closet

    5 years ago

    'the Savior Himself says in Matthew 6:6, "But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward...

  • The Ministry of God through Michael Adams1959
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    The Ministry of God through Michael Adams1959

    3 years ago

    One of the blessings of HubPages is some of the people you meet. I have had the blessing of getting to know Michael Adams1959. Michael, who goes by Isaiah Michael elsewhere has a strong and varied ministry. I have...

  • Who Needs Proof?
    15

    Who Needs Proof?

    5 years ago

    As a Christian I do not need tangible proof to accept the Bible as the Word of God. As Christians we walk by faith, an other-worldly stride that this present world does not understand. I was blessed to have been...

  • The Legacy of a Legend
    16

    The Legacy of a Legend

    5 years ago

    To borrow the lyrics from an old Simon and Garfunkel song from the 60's--"Joltin' Joe has left and gone away. Hey, hey, hey." No, not Joe DiMaggio, but Joe Paterno. Joe Paterno, who made his fame as the winningest...

  • The Christmas Carol That is not a Christmas Carol
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    The Christmas Carol That is not a Christmas Carol

    10 months ago

    It seems that one of the favorite things for most of us to do during the Christmas season is to sing the old Christmas carols. Each year our church organizes a carol sing This year we walked through the town handing out...

  • The Christmas Season is Upon Us!
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    The Christmas Season is Upon Us!

    5 years ago

    The Christmas Season is once again upon us. It seems just like yesterday the family was here sharing gifts, sharing laughter, sharing love. Of course these things ought to be shared all year around, right? Absolutely!...

  • New Ministries on the Way
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    New Ministries on the Way

    3 years ago

    "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Over the years God has blessed Lifegate Baptist Church. I have seen Him work in the lives of His people...

  • So This is What Drives Our Nation!
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    So This is What Drives Our Nation!

    5 years ago

    My home is located ten miles north of State College, PA, home to Penn State University. Of course, this past week we experienced the "scandal to rock all scandals". It makes me wonder, what has happened to our world? I...

  • Call America Back! TGAF II
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    Call America Back! TGAF II

    3 years ago

    Centre County Court House Bellefonte, PA Once again it's time to lay the foundation for The Great American Fast II. The Fast is represented by a website at www.thegreatamericanfast.org and is meant to be a tool to aid...

  • Debatable Doctrine
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    Debatable Doctrine

    5 years ago

    As in any church, from time to time questions creep up regarding doctrine. It seems that one of the most debatable doctrines in the entire Bible is that of, Can one lose their salvation? I looked at this topic more...

  • Let It Loose
    17

    Let It Loose

    6 years ago

    One of the greatest modern day revivals took place in the Hebrides Islands of Scotland in the mid 1900's. Duncan Campbell was the instrument God used for this great purpose. How Mr. Campbell even got to the Hebrides is...

  • Mrs. Lifegate
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    Mrs. Lifegate

    6 years ago

    Several years ago my wife began to chronicle the events of her life, but she never saw herself as a writer. The events of her life are truly amazing and as one looks back, the hand of God is very evident. I am not about...

  • From Our Heads to Our Hearts to Our Knees
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    From Our Heads to Our Hearts to Our Knees

    6 years ago

    The big, red numbers on the alarm clock read 12:59am. By 4:30am I was still praying. God has burdened my heart, and I must share it with you. In Nehemiah 1:4 we see the stricken heart of Nehemiah as he weeps, mourns,...

  • America, America, It's Time!
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    America, America, It's Time!

    6 years ago

    For some reason I've been thinking a lot lately about the shortness of time. I read a statement that shook me to the core. "...I shudder to think what lies ahead for the West." Simple enough, but oh, so powerful. God...

  • True Revival or Chirstian Hype
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    True Revival or Chirstian Hype

    4 years ago

    I suppose this will anger some people, but I cannot deny Scripture. "God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar....." Much of what we call the working of the Holy Spirit today is anything but the work of the...

  • Equal with God
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    Equal with God

    6 years ago

    In one of my recent hubs, my wife shared her testimony and how she came to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Someone left the comment that now that she knows Jesus, she needs to get to know God. I can...

  • Jesus--Relationship or Religion
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    Jesus--Relationship or Religion

    6 years ago

    Over the years my wife has dabbled with writing. Up until now she's kept it a personal thing, but now she wants to share it. She's not sure she wants to open a HubPages account. so I've posted this for her. Let her know...

  • By God's Grace; I Will Be That Man!
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    By God's Grace; I Will Be That Man!

    4 years ago

    Hubber Michael Adams making a stand for the Lord in the streets of Bellefonte, PA Tammy Adams The story is told of a young man who attended a preaching service in the mid 1800's. The service was not well attended as...

  • Legal Minister Credentials
    15

    Legal Minister Credentials

    6 years ago

    While reading a fellow hubber today, an ad flashed across the page promising to make me a legal minister giving me legal credentials I am sorry, but I had to laugh. The ad went on to explain that I could even perform...

  • A Missionary, an Evangelist, and a Preacher
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    A Missionary, an Evangelist, and a Preacher

    6 years ago

    What does a missionary, an evangelist, and a preacher have in common? That's easy! They all spoke at The Great American Fast observance at Lifegate Baptist Church on July 3rd. As so many from across the United Stated...

  • Taking Back America: One Person at a Time
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    Taking Back America: One Person at a Time

    6 years ago

    The Sword of the Lord Newspaper Esther 4:14 is a rather interesting verse, especially the last part, "...and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" Have you ever considered that...

  • What Has Happened to Community?
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    What Has Happened to Community?

    6 years ago

    The question needs to be asked. What is Biblical community? It is on the lips of Christians of all brands and stripes, but yet very seldom understood. Community, by modern definition focuses more on the individual child...

  • Daniel's Day Revisited
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    Daniel's Day Revisited

    6 years ago

    Please read the following Scripture--Daniel 9:4-19. Early Thursday mornings I meet with a group of men to pray for revival. We need it so badly. As we began this past week, we read the Scripture from Daniel 9 above....

  • To Be or Not to Be...Guilty
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    To Be or Not to Be...Guilty

    6 years ago

    Much of my work as a pastor involves pastoral counseling. I often wonder why. If people would just obey the Word as it is preached and taught, there would be much less need for individual counseling. However, the fact...

  • Prayer and Fasting Interview: The Great American Fast
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    Prayer and Fasting Interview: The Great American Fast

    3 years ago

    This week's Featured Member is Donna Jeane Braman. Join us as she discusses prayer, fasting, and the movement of God.

  • Let's Start a Prayer Revolution
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    Let's Start a Prayer Revolution

    6 years ago

    "...But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay." (Jeremiah 20:9b) All over America there are pockets of prayers popping up, Be it...

  • I Challenge You!
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    I Challenge You!

    6 years ago

  • Buried in Years
    25

    Buried in Years

    3 years ago

    Buried memories can cause pain. Being trapped in time can only hinder. As long as it is allowed the haunting will continue.

  • The State of Christianity
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    The State of Christianity

    6 years ago

    The state of Christianity in America today truly is a sad thing. Only God can change it--or should I say change us. It must begin with each individual Christian. Generally speaking, there is nothing in modern day...

  • Living Proof
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    Living Proof

    6 years ago

    Each day that we are given to live is a gift--precious moments God has entrusted to us. We cannot afford to sleep the time away (Romans 13:11) or be lulled into complacency by the devil. Our hearts need to be...

  • God, We Need You
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    God, We Need You

    6 years ago

    I am convinced that if America ever needed to see the hand of God upon us, the time is now. It may seem that we have plenty of time to seek God, but yet the time is now. Now is the time to call upon our God. Now is...

  • Oops! I Lost My Salvation
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    Oops! I Lost My Salvation

    6 years ago

    Several months ago I read a hub describing how one could lose their salvation. There is a woman in our town that has told me time and time again that she needs to be saved again--that she had committed a certain sin and...

  • Necessary Ingredients for Revival
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    Necessary Ingredients for Revival

    6 years ago

    A number of years ago, before the evening service, a small group of men met each week in the basement of the church I was attending to pray and seek God's face for revival. Years later that is still the custom of the...

  • The Results Are In
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    The Results Are In

    6 years ago

    Several of you were curious about the results of the survey that I posted on my last hub, Hubber Help. So after a few days of collecting data, here are the results. A total of 13 people answered the first question...

  • Rambling Thoughts on Jonah Chapter Three
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    Rambling Thoughts on Jonah Chapter Three

    6 years ago

    It's snowing again in Central PA and I've just been sitting back and contemplating the events of Jonah chapter three. It's such an unlikely scenario, but God is the God of the impossible. I guess that's what makes the...

  • What Has Happened to Christian America?
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    What Has Happened to Christian America?

    6 years ago

    What Has Happened to Christian America? (I Kings 9:4-7) In I Kings 9:4-7 we read of God's promises to Israel, both positive and negative--positive if they follow God; negative if they fail to follow Him. The...

  • Personally Speaking--Part 5
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    Personally Speaking--Part 5

    6 years ago

    There's much detail I've left out, but I feel the need to wrap this up. Fourteen months of being away from my wife and children was taking its toll, but God won't allow us to suffer more than we can bear. I went for a...

  • Personally Speaking--Part 4
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    Personally Speaking--Part 4

    6 years ago

    Stretching is comfortable. Ripping is pain--in a single moment my life had been ripped from my hands by the enemy. After eight years of marriage my wife informed she was leaving, taking our four children with her. I...

  • Personnally Speaking--Part 3
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    Personnally Speaking--Part 3

    6 years ago

    We spent New Year's Eve 1981 at my grandmother's house. It was after a long night of family celebration that I finally arrived home. 2:00 in the morning and I was exhausted as I lay my three month old son on the bed...

  • Personally Speaking--Part 2
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    Personally Speaking--Part 2

    6 years ago

    So I was off to Philadelphia in search of fame, fortune, and forgetting. After my attempted suicide, it seemed like a tremendous weight was lifted, but I still knew I had a long way to go. After much searching and many...

  • Personally Speaking--Part 1
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    Personally Speaking--Part 1

    6 years ago

    I was reading a hub the other day that dealt with purpose of life--or lack of purpose. I was surprised at the number of people that commented that also seemed to be without purpose in their life. I can identify. There...

  • Heart Searching--Part 4
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    Heart Searching--Part 4

    6 years ago

    In previous hubs entitled Heart Searching and Heart Searching--Part 2 and 3, I listed several questions to allow us to examine our hearts before God concerning personal revival. The list was given to me by an...

  • The Most Important Hub I've Ever Written--The Great American Fast
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    The Most Important Hub I've Ever Written--The Great American Fast

    6 years ago

    "So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, ...For word came unto the king of Nineveh, ... And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles,...

  • Heart Searching--Part 3
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    Heart Searching--Part 3

    6 years ago

    In previous hubs entitled Heart Searching and Heart Searching--Part 2, I listed several questions to allow us to examine our hearts before God concerning personal revival. The list was given to me by an evangelist...

  • Heart Searching--Part 2
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    Heart Searching--Part 2

    6 years ago

    In a previous hub entitled Heart Searching, I began to list several questions to allow us to examine our hearts before God concerning personal revival. The list was given to me by an evangelist that had passed through...

  • Not So Typical Worship: The Wise Men
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    Not So Typical Worship: The Wise Men

    6 years ago

    I am afraid that most Christians in the United States fail in their worship when measured against the worship of the wise men of Matthew 2. I am afraid that Christianity is very weak in America. I hope that you do not...

  • The Antichrist of Christmas
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    The Antichrist of Christmas

    6 years ago

    In the above verses, satan seeks to usurp the authority and power of God. Of course that will never happen, but yet he tries. I John 4:3 tells us, "...this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it...

  • Jesus is Better than Santa Claus
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    Jesus is Better than Santa Claus

    6 years ago

    I'm sure most of you agree that commercialism and Christmas really don't mix. We've lost the real meaning of Christmas long ago. But let me remind you that Jesus is still better than Santa Claus. Consider the following:...

  • Heart Searching
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    Heart Searching

    6 years ago

    Jeremiah 17:9 tells us, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" In and of ourselves we do not possess the ability to search our own hearts. Our hearts will deceive us at every...

  • Gates of Thanksgiving
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    Gates of Thanksgiving

    6 years ago

    I've been getting my notes ready for my Sunday sermon. The subject is Thanksgiving. You may ask why a message on Thanksgiving now? Because thanksgiving is to be an ongoing lifestyle for the child of God--not just a once...

  • The Error of Islam
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    The Error of Islam

    2 months ago

    Jesus, who is Truth, tells us that the Spirit of Truth will lead us into Truth and the Truth will make us free. We are also told in I John 4:1-3 that we are to test the spirits due to false prophets and the spirit of...

  • True Confession
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    True Confession

    3 years ago

    Quite often I see Christians who are struggling with sin in their lives, perhaps given over to addictions of one sort or another. I have seen them live in defeat because of a lack of understanding of how to free...

  • A Test of True Spiritual Health
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    A Test of True Spiritual Health

    6 years ago

    True spiritual health can be measured by our relationship wit other individuals. How willing are we to really reach out to those who may be a little "different", or do not always measure up to our expectations? We may...

  • The Secret is Within
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    The Secret is Within

    6 years ago

    We are told in John 14:17 that the Holy Spirit "...dwelleth with you, and shall be in you." How wonderful it is to know that the third person of the Godhead dwells within us to comfort, to walk by our side, and to abide...

  • The Nameless One
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    The Nameless One

    6 years ago

    Her name was never preserved in the records of history. As a matter of fact, very little information concerning this woman was preserved for us, but this we do know. She lived during the time of the Spanish Inquisition...

  • Internalizing the Scriptures
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    Internalizing the Scriptures

    7 months ago

    Many of us have a head knowledge of what the Bible says concerning matters of life, but if we are to be truly revived and on fire for the Lord we must have an experiential knowledge of God's Word. We must take God's...

  • The Way We Do Church
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    The Way We Do Church

    6 years ago

    I am writing this short hub especially to those of you who are leaders and pastors in your church. To anyone else that wants to check it out, I believe it would be extremely helpful.I am in the process of reading a book...

  • Another Hope for a Future Generation
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    Another Hope for a Future Generation

    6 years ago

    In my last hub I examined the life of Lynn, a pregnant ,seventeen year old girl who turned into a very lovely woman despite the hardships she dealt with early on in her life. She became a wonderful trophy of God's...

  • Hope for a Future Generation--Part 2
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    Hope for a Future Generation--Part 2

    6 years ago

    I have been discussing an interview I had with one of the girls in my church several years ago. As a seventeen-year-old, she became pregnant and now faced many obstacles in a life that was forever changed in one night....

  • Hope for a Future Generation--Part 1
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    Hope for a Future Generation--Part 1

    6 years ago

    As a pastor, it is my job to be involved in the lives of many different people with many different problems knowing that ultimately only God has the answers. There are bright spots and then there are some not so bright...

  • Are Christian Forums a Blessing or a Curse?
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    Are Christian Forums a Blessing or a Curse?

    6 years ago

    Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. Luke 9:5 And whosoever will not receive you, when...

  • Promises That Can Not Be Broken
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    Promises That Can Not Be Broken

    6 years ago

    The other night I heard a sermon on Romans chapter 8. A couple of verses got my attention, and I decided to study the chapter further. It is amazing what is found in the chapter. Promise after promise is given--promises...

  • What's Hallowed about Halloween?
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    What's Hallowed about Halloween?

    6 years ago

    This hub will be short and to the point. Recently I began a part-time job to supplement my income from the church. Things seem to be a little tight these days. I may be behind the times from the world's perspective, but...

  • Jack and Diane - The Rest of the Story
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    Jack and Diane - The Rest of the Story

    8 months ago

    In the early 1980's John Mellencamp recorded a song entitled Jack and Diane. The lyrics told a tale of typical teenage behavior in America at the time. The teenage love affair came up empty however, as Mellencamp...

  • Is Christianity the Only True Religion?--Part 3
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    Is Christianity the Only True Religion?--Part 3

    6 years ago

    In determining which religion we can trust, we have looked at the holy book of Christianity and have found that it stands out in several ways. This distinguishes the Bible from any other holy book (Part 2). We have also...

  • Is Christianity the Only True Religion?--Part 2
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    Is Christianity the Only True Religion?--Part 2

    7 years ago

    In Part 1 we discussed the fact that there are over 2,000 differing religions. We discussed the fact that Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship with God Himself. Because none of the world's 2,000 religions...

  • Is Christianity the Only True Religion?--Part 1
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    Is Christianity the Only True Religion?--Part 1

    7 years ago

    I have never counted each and every one, but I am told that there are over 2,000 different religions, cults, and sects in the world. That is a lot of spiritual beliefs floating around on planet Earth. Someone once...

  • A Message of Hope
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    A Message of Hope

    7 years ago

    On Friday October 1, 2010, Cheryl McGuinness will visit Bellefonte Area High School. For those of you that don't know, Cheryl is the widow of Tom McGuinness who was the co-pilot of American Flight 11, the first plane to...

  • Living in Black and White
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    Living in Black and White

    11 months ago

    I stepped out on my porch and took a deep breath. The autumn air filled my lungs and brought a new sense of life to my being. I know there are many beautiful places in the world, but I love Pennsylvania in the Fall. A...

  • The Possibilities of Prayer
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    The Possibilities of Prayer

    7 years ago

    What is prayer to you? Is it something that you fall back on when times get tough? Is it something you go to when there is a need and you don't know how to fix it? Prayer is meant to be something far more. Prayer is, in...

  • Mountaintops and Valleys
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    Mountaintops and Valleys

    4 years ago

    Have you ever noticed that for every mountain there is a valley? If it were not for the valley there would be no mountain. I was reminded today of a verse that declares God to be the God of the mountain as well as the...

  • Is God an Internet God?
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    Is God an Internet God?

    7 years ago

    I have met many interesting people through my time at hubpages. I have come to know a little bit about you as you share your goals, dreams, and yes, even your lives. I have come to consider you my friends. However, the...

  • More than a Meeting
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    More than a Meeting

    7 years ago

    I would first like to say that I am not trying to promote a man or a ministry. I do want to promote the God of the ministry. I am writing this for many who take part in special meetings at their church, but never stop...

  • The Greatness of God
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    The Greatness of God

    7 years ago

    Recently I was involved in a trying spiritual battle. I would like to share more details about the battle itself, but it hits close to home and is difficult to write about. Still, I must give God glory for His workings...

  • Alaska, on My Mind
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    Alaska, on My Mind

    4 years ago

    After two weeks of wonderful travel with my family, I'm back in Pennsylvania remembering the sights and sounds of Alaska. I'm certainly not a world traveler, but I've never seen any place like Alaska. As beautiful as...

  • On our Way
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    On our Way

    7 years ago

    This October I will celebrate my 30th wedding anniversary with my wife. She's been so good to me and for me over the years. She's never asked anything for herself, but has mentioned frequently how much she would like to...

  • Is the Bible Really the Word of God?--Part 4
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    Is the Bible Really the Word of God?--Part 4

    7 years ago

    We have seen that the Bible declares itself to be the Word of God (Part 1). We have looked at external evidence that the Bible is the Word of God (Part 2), and in Part 3 we looked at historical and archaeological...

  • Is the Bible Really the Word of God?--Part 3
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    Is the Bible Really the Word of God?--Part 3

    7 years ago

    As we have seen previously, the Bible makes no defense for itself. It just declares itself to be the Word of God. We also have seen the Bible consists of 66 separate books written by over 40 different human authors from...

  • Is the Bible Really the Word of God?--Part 2
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    Is the Bible Really the Word of God?--Part 2

    7 years ago

    Much of the information presented in this hub will be known to Christians. For those who are truly seeking, please consider the following. If you haven't read Part One, please do that first. The Bible came into being...

  • Is the Bible Really the Word of God?--Part 1
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    Is the Bible Really the Word of God?--Part 1

    7 years ago

    When it comes to answering the above question, I believe there are three kinds of people to consider: 1.) The true follower of Christ has an absolute assurance that the Bible is the Word of God because he has studied it...

  • Acts of War
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    Acts of War

    3 years ago

    Historical Acts of War Against America For over 30 years America has been bullied. Consider the following historical facts.

  • The Death of America Part 4
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    The Death of America Part 4

    7 years ago

    We have seen previously that America will be destroyed probably by a nuclear attack from Russia. So the question now becomes, Is there anything that we as Americans can do to prevent this? The short answer is no. God...

  • I Need a Little Help from my Friends
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    I Need a Little Help from my Friends

    7 years ago

    I want to thank you all for making me feel welcome on HubPages. I joined HubPages for three basic reasons: 1.) to honor and glorify Jesus Christ to the best of my ability; 2.) to express my thoughts through the written...

  • The Death of America Part 3
    11

    The Death of America Part 3

    7 months ago

    Jeremiah 50 and 51 tell the story of the destruction of America.

  • Preparing for Bible College: A Teacher's perspective
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    Preparing for Bible College: A Teacher's perspective

    7 years ago

    It all began with a young man coming to me and saying, "Preacher, I've been called to preach." It was becoming obvious that God had His hand on this man's life, but yet he could not afford to move, find another job,...

  • The Death of America - Part2
    4

    The Death of America - Part2

    7 months ago

    If you have not read Part One yet, please do that first as you'll need that information to make sense of what follows. We pick up where we left off. Not only does America have a mother country. Not only is it a new...

  • The Death of America Part 1
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    The Death of America Part 1

    7 months ago

    It seems that Bible Prophecy tends to be confusing at times. I'm not sure why. It was never meant to be. Those of us in the Christian Community know that we are living in the last days. What does Scripture have to say...

  • Of Calvary
    12

    Of Calvary

    3 years ago

    Lord, I know what I have seen The majesty of the King A beggar lives and a thief is freed All because of Calvary He came to earth His life He gave That all mankind might be saved He came to die for both you and me And...

  • What's Your Spiritual Temperature?
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    What's Your Spiritual Temperature?

    14 months ago

    It is the middle of July, ninety degrees, and you have just poured yourself a tall glass of iced tea with a slice of lemon. Condensation dripping down the glass calls you to refreshment. The phone rings. You put your...

  • Preparing the Fields for Revival Part 6
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    Preparing the Fields for Revival Part 6

    7 years ago

         If you truly want revival in your life, plan now to obtain it. It is God’s will for your life. He will grant it to you if you follow His plan. You must make His plan your plan.      You must possess a...

  • Preparing the Fields for Revival Part 5
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    Preparing the Fields for Revival Part 5

    7 years ago

    As we continue to prepare our fields for rain we must enter the field of purpose. Revival has a purpose, a purpose in your life and in others. You honestly must feel that there is a purpose to your life--specific...

  • Preparing the Fields for Revival Part 2
    4

    Preparing the Fields for Revival Part 2

    7 years ago

    Principles of Revival--1. Humility                                  2. Prayer                                  3. Searching ...

  • Preparing the Fields for Revival Part 4
    2

    Preparing the Fields for Revival Part 4

    6 years ago

    We can not expect revival in our lives without prayer. We also can not expect revival in our lives without purity. God demands that we be a pure people. God can only work through a clean instrument. God needs you to be...

  • Preparing the Fields for Revival Part 3
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    Preparing the Fields for Revival Part 3

    7 years ago

         In the last section we looked at some things necessary for personal revival. Now let us turn to the matter of corporate revival—revival within a church, a town, or a nation. Corporate revival will never...

  • Preparing the Fields for Revival Part 1
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    Preparing the Fields for Revival Part 1

    7 years ago

    This is part one in a series of articles on seeking the Lord for revival. I hope we will all be better off for considering the Scriptures in this matter of personal revival. Please look for the next installment. I...

  • Praise His Holy Name!
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    Praise His Holy Name!

    3 years ago

    Worthy is the Lamb who suffered and bled and died Worthy is the Lamb, the Lamb that was crucified Worthy is the Lamb to receive all honor and praise Worthy is the Lamb, who from the dead was raised Worthy is the Lamb,...

  • My Gold and Me
    2

    My Gold and Me

    11 months ago

    Fame . . . Wealth . . . Power . . . and then what?

  • Blueprint of a Leader
    4

    Blueprint of a Leader

    11 months ago

    Blueprint of a Leader                                              (Joshua 1:1-9) Joshua is perhaps one of my favorite Old Testament heroes. He was a man of personal...

  • Are We Experiencing Normal Christianity?
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    Are We Experiencing Normal Christianity?

    7 years ago

    Are We Experiencing Normal Christianity? Webster defines revival in part, as "a recovery of consciousness from unconsciousness". He describes the word revive in part, as bringing back to a normal condition. I want...

  • Sing Praises to the Lord
    6

    Sing Praises to the Lord

    3 years ago

    Praise and worship are intricately tied together. There cannot be true worship without a sense of praise. Contrary to popular belief the Evangelical church has traded praise for glitter and gold.

  • And Hope to Die
    20

    And Hope to Die

    11 months ago

    “Mommy,” Lori-Anne whispered, “cross your heart and hope to die that you’ll be back soon?” “Yes, Lori-Anne. Cross my heart and hope to die . . . "

  • Running in the Dark
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    Running in the Dark

    8 months ago

    Running in the Dark Clarence Barlow’s life was full of loneliness and rejection. Misunderstood, he went through life not knowing the truth. In the end it didn’t really matter. Growing up in his home, Clarence...

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