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My Words are Sweet Incense to God?

21 Days of Prayer: Day 13 It was going to be a busy day; he could see that already. The outer courts were full of people milling about with animals ready to bear the price for the people’s sins. The people came into the outer courts praising God that their sins could be forgiven. This […]

This is Essential to Your Spiritual Health:

21 Days of Prayer: Day 12 One of the most necessary things for life is energy. We humans cannot function without the proper amount and type of energy. The primary source of our energy is the food we eat. Though it can look different depending on culture, time of day, and mood, food is a […]

The One Thing You Might Be Missing:

21 Days of Prayer: Day 11 I have a friend who I’ve known for many years, and as our friendship was growing, she began to ask me more about my faith. She had a church background, but many of the fundamental truths of the Bible were unfamiliar to her. Although I loved being a person […]

What Does Surrender Look Like?

21 Days of Prayer: Day 10 Today, we continue with the third stage of the Tabernacle Prayer: The Laver. As Andy explained on Monday, the Tabernacle Prayer aligns our prayer activity with the seven stations in the Tabernacle, or dwelling place of God. These steps can help us connect with God and lead us through […]

Today, Thank God for Forgiveness.

21 Days of Prayer: Day 9 The Brazen Altar is a step of The Tabernacle Prayer that took place right inside the gates where the Israelites made animal sacrifices to pay – or atone for – the sins they committed. To be pure before the Lord, this act of sacrifice was, in effect, placing the […]

We Are All Ministers.

21 Days of Prayer: Day 8 “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a great question we often ask kids, not only because we love talking about their future, but also because their answers are fun to listen to. You might hear, “a firefighter,” or “a police officer,” or even, “the […]

Everything is for God’s Glory.

21 Days of Prayer: Day 7 “It is for your kingdom, your glory, and your honor forever and ever, amen.” If you look in your Bible, you will see that this sentence is not included in Jesus’ teaching on what has now been called “The Lord’s Prayer.” It is prayed in 1 Chronicles 29:11-13, which […]

Who Needs Church: You – Resources

Start the Discussion: Click here for printable message notes. Click here for printable message discussion questions. Click here for printable LIO Bible Study. Click here for the discussion video and unpack what it means to live out the message principles during the week.

What to Do About Temptation:

21 Days of Prayer: Day 6 Matthew 6:13: “And don’t let us yield to temptation,    but rescue us from the evil one.” Temptation. It comes in many forms, and everyone who ever lived has faced it, starting from the very first humans and continuing through every human since. Similarly, everyone has succumbed to it at […]

Why Praying for Forgiveness is Essential.

21 Days of Prayer: Day 5 What is sin?  The answer to this seemingly simple question may be far more involved than you appreciate. There are three primary types of sin.  First is inherited sin.  This is the sin Adam and Eve committed in the Garden of Eden against God’s commands.  This sin has been […]