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Youthful Debasement

March 17, 2019

Youthful Debasement Saddam Hussein, shortly after seizing power in Iraq in July 1979, joined with ruling elite members of the Ba’ath Party to execute 22 people who had opposed his ascent to power. The Ba’ath Party Purge violently removed any competition to Hussein’s rule. Hussein was following in the footsteps of a host of rulers throughout...

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Comfort in Ministry

May 27, 2019

Comfort in Ministry In 1966, the Palm Beach Post ran a story on people’s eating habits when they were stressed. In the story, the author coined the now familiar term “comfort food,” which he defined as “food associated with the security of childhood, like mother’s poached egg or famous chicken soup.” There is security that comes from the...

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A Ministry of Reconciliation

November 11, 2013

A Ministry of Reconciliation Today the word reconciliation can be used about anything from contradictory testimony to bank statements. The Latin word means “to reunite” and carries a relational tone. Whether between nations, people groups, family members, or former partners, at its most basic meaning the language of reconciliation involves...

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  • Devotions November 11, 2013

Prayer and Ministry

April 26, 2021

Daily devotional Bible study from Moody Bible Institute: Will Graham said that his grandfather, the Rev. Billy Graham, once gave him life-changing advice: “Pray. Pray. Pray,”

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Jesus’ Public Ministry Begins

April 3, 2014

Jesus’ Public Ministry Begins In ancient times, the arrival of a king meant great excitement. It also meant great preparation, and in many cases it included building or repairing a road that would lead the king to the city. The same was true with the coming ministry of King Jesus, and John the Baptist’s message of spiritual preparation: “Repent”...

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Friendship in Ministry

May 26, 2019

Friendship in Ministry At a time when traveling evangelists were looked upon with suspicion, Billy Graham determined to have integrity in his ministry. As a part of this decision, he crafted four rules that governed his conduct: (1) operate with financial transparency; (2) avoid even the appearance of sexual immorality; (3) avoid criticizing...

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Prayer in Ministry

May 28, 2019

Prayer in Ministry The United States Olympic committee ranked wrestling as the fifth most difficult sport out of sixty. Wrestling requires a unique combination of speed, strength, endurance, technique, confidence, and drive. Dan Gable, an Olympic gold medalist in the sport, was quoted as saying, “Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life...

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Paul’s Selfless Ministry

November 25, 2013

Paul’s Selfless Ministry Giving and receiving was an important element of social structures in Paul’s day. The wealthy expressed their power and status by becoming patrons to those in need. In turn, those who received such patronage were obligated to the wealthy patron. To refuse an offer of benefaction was not just impolite; it was a social...

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Witnesses: Courage for ministry

January 26, 2012

Witnesses: Courage for ministry John Stott died on July 27, 2011. He was known as one of Evangelicalism’s leading voices as a prolific writer, expositor of the Scriptures, and framer of the historic Lausanne Covenant. At the announcement of his death, Billy Graham issued this statement: “The evangelical world has lost one of its greatest...

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Shared Ministry with Jesus

August 10, 2015

Shared Ministry with Jesus In the classic advertisements for Calgon bath and beauty products, a woman surrounded by stressful scenes at home and work would cry out, “Calgon, take me away!” Immediately, the commercial would show the woman relaxing in a peaceful bath away from the chaos. Jesus encouraged His disciples to find solace away from...

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