Posts tagged with: prayer

What follows are my brief thoughts on prayer, which I shared with a classic “three pointer” talk at a Family Service (I’ve not included the myriad illustrations and visual stuff) Practice. Firstly, prayer requires practice – we cannot pray if we do not pray.  That might seem obvious, but we need to have a go......
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Elijah is a man of extremes.  We see that in His unshakable faith in what God will do and his obedience and calling is taken to the limit on Mt Carmel . . . we see it too in his desperation and his sense of failure, considering himself no better that his ancestors – almost......
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There are times in ministry when we need to find fresh places to “be”.  Whether that be a new place to live and work or a place to retreat that enables new thinking, a different perspective and . . . peace!  We live in such a transient world and culture, place becomes simply where we......
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I have sometimes prepared a bible study for young people and – let me be frank here – just not ‘felt it’. Not at all. Usually this comes from doing stuff in my own strength (which is a rubbish plan at the best of times because I am feeble). There was this one time when......
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I entered the world of work in 1986. I started out as an Admin Officer working in a personnel department at RAF Stanmore Park (which was closed in 1997 and turned into houses for those interested). I had NO idea what I would be doing – I was 17, just coming up 18 as I......
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Prayer. Yes, I know – start with the obvious! However, this is so often overlooked. Let me say this is not just about prayer meetings (which in my experience can often be filled with people talking about what we need to pray about and why prayer is so important and then we might squeeze in......
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Rees Howells was an absolute legend.  Called by God to prayer, intercession and missionary work he dedicated his life to the service of Jesus and others.  He is not well known, because he just got on with it!  A guy called Norman Grubb (I love that name) wrote his biography . . . Norman himself......
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Amidst a torrent of Christian books it can be a challenge to find stuff worth reading that will challenge, inspire and encourage the reader to scurry back to the scriptures and reflect on what God is saying and doing . . . in “The Word Made Flesh”, Peterson has written a small book of genius......
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