Category: 2020

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PRAYER & FASTING: Why The Urgency?

Janice Miller | Gallatin, Tennessee Matthew 17:14–21 gives us a glimpse into a teachable moment between Christ and His disciples concerning prayer and fasting. We see the picture of a father who no doubt was weary, beaten down, and at the end of his rope. His demoniac boy had to be watched closely because at …

Biblical Fasting

Dr. Fred A. Lawson | Cleveland, Tennessee Is fasting necessary for today’s Christian church? What does the Bible teach about fasting? What is it, in the biblical sense? Fasting is the abstaining from food and drink for a spiritual reason. In the Old Testament era, the Jews fasted frequently, though there was only one fast …

FASTING: A Powerful Tool

Melody Cates Kinzer | Lewisburg, Tennessee Fasting is voluntarily going without food, even when the refrigerator and cupboards are full. We fast from food because we have a stronger desire for God, a deep longing to be closer to Him, to be more like Him. It is an expression of discontent with our sinful self.  …

PRAY MORE, PRAY BETTER

Department of Leadership Development and Discipleship Samuel Chadwick was a Wesleyan minister, theologian, and professor immersed in the movement of Methodism and an authority on spirit-filled prayer.   Toward the end of his life he wrote,  “I wish I had prayed more, even if I had worked less; and from the bottom of my heart I …

Talking To God

Lilly Feliz When we pray, we are communicating more than just the desires, worries, and gratitude we have to offer God. We are practicing the belief that He is sovereign. When we pray, we are saying, “I have come here with not just something to say, but I came to the only person that knows …