Preparation for the Filling of the Spirit

Author Unknown 2 Kings 3:16 I. Soul Preparation (regeneration; Titus 3:5) II. Mind Preparation (Phil. 2:5, Heb. 1:9) III. Heart Preparation (Acts 15:8-9) IV. Will Preparation (Acts 9:6, Mt. 4:19, Gen 24:58) V. Body Preparation (Rom. 12:1-2) VI. Motive Preparation (Acts 8:18-19) 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to […]

"I think it's to the church's poverty that the average worship song now has so few words, so little truth. [It] is so focused on several commercial aspects of God, like the fact that he loves our praises." - Keith Getty

Worship Music

"Weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born." - Malala Yousafzai (Pakistani education activist shot by Taliban in an assassination attempt, speaking to the U.N. on her 16th birthday)


Security and Privacy

Time Magazine polled Americans, weighing security against privacy, in light of new leaks. What do you think of the government’s collecting phone records, e-mails, and Internet-search records to prevent terrorist attacks?48% approve44% disapprove Should the government prosecute those who leak classified material that might damage security efforts?53% should prosecute28% should not prosecute because the public […]

How Optimistic are the World’s Millennials?

A Telefonica–Financial Times survey asked more than 12,000 millennials if their country’s “best days” lay ahead. Here’s the positive vote by region: 79% Asia78% Latin America69% Central and Eastern Europe66% Middle East and Africa47% North America41% Western Europe 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, […]

Letters to a Young Pastor

– Calvin Miller. David C. Cook. Calvin Miller didn’t learn everything he needed to know about being a pastor in his first year of seminary or his twenty-fifth year being with the church. He learned it along the way. And he’s got the battle scars to prove it. Having survived and sometimes even thrived, Miller […]

The Context for Helping a Believer Who’s Fallen

Written by: Bill Elliff When Jesus is giving us instruction about how to help little children, He gives us Matthew 18:15-20 which records the most clear, precise teaching on how to deal with a brother who falls into sin. I once had the privilege of spending about nine months studying this truth with 90 men […]

The Jealousy

“But the high priest rose up, along with all his associates (that is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy.” Acts 5:17 People were being saved spiritually, and healed physically. Demonic spirits were being cast out of others who were under oppression or in the possession of forces of darkness, from […]

Dream Catchers

Bill Hybels tells this inspiring story in his book, Who You Are When No One’s Looking. It started like so many evenings. Mom and Dad at home and Jimmy playing after dinner. Mom and Dad were absorbed with jobs and did not notice the time. It was a full moon and some of the light […]

Prime the Pump

When I was growing up, I often spent weeks at a time at my grandparents’ house on the farm. We had to sometimes prime the pump to get the water. The pump house was just outside in the back yard. Years ago, I went by the old farm place. The house was gone, the chicken […]

Where There’s Life There’s Hope

Read Romans 5:1-5 Hope is one of the great words of the Christian faith. It is one word the unsaved man simply cannot use, for the unsaved do not have any hope (Eph. 2:11-13). But the Christian has hope because he has life in Christ. We have hope because of salvation. We have been justified […]