How to Spend 10 Minutes with God

10-minutePreparation (one minute)

  • focusing your mind
  • removing distractions
  • giving the Lord your attention
  • inviting Him to speak to you

Bible Reading (four minutes)

  • Some places to start:
    • Mark
    • 1 John
    • Philippians
  • Don’t try to read too much.  Short passages are fine.

Reflection (one minute)

  • Think about how what you read applies to you.
  • Try to identify specific things you can do to obey what you’ve heard

Prayer (four minutes)

  • Praise God for who He is
  • Thank Him for what He’s done
  • Confess to Him where you’ve failed
  • Ask Him for what you need
  • Pray for others’ needs
You can split this up any way you want, the important thing is that you actually spend time with God!!!

Paul’s Serious Sins

The Apostle Paul had a lot to say about avoiding, abstaining, and overcoming sin. In fact, there are at least 8 instances when he lists sins to avoid. It should be noted that these lists are not all the sins that are possible to commit. It is likely that he has specific reasons for mentioning the sins that he did to the people to whom he is writing.

I have tried (to the best of my ability) color code corresponding words from each of the eight verses. I plan to do blog posts on some of these in a “Paul’s Serious Sins” series. But for today, it’s just the list of words (with greek next to them).

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paul-sin-list-with-greek-color

My “Three-Minute” Testimony

my-story-church-powerpointI was thinking today, that we often have more opportunities to share the Gospel during the week that we think. The gospel is simply the “Good News” about what Jesus has done for humanity and in your own life.

There are several gospel presentations that require a short testimony (the story about Jesus and what he has done for you). I was encouraged recently to share my story with the people I care about the most, so I wrote down my “three-minute” testimony.

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What “let me pray on that” really means.

pray-on-thatI know that I’ve heard it and maybe you have too. You ask someone to do something or make a decision and they say, “let me pray on that.”

I want to genuinely believe that people really will pray and seek the face of God about the decision that they need to make, but if the stats are right they don’t.

Pew Research says that just over half (55%) of Americans say they pray every day, with 21% saying they pray weekly or monthly and 23% say they seldom or never pray. Women (64%) are more likely than men (46%) to pray every day. And Americans ages 65 and older are far more likely than adults under 30 to say they pray daily (65% vs. 41%).

Continue reading “What “let me pray on that” really means.”

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