Turning Point Radio

Dr. David Jeremiah is founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church. Dr. Jeremiah’s commitment is to teaching the whole Word of God. His passion for people and his desire to reach the lost are evident in the way he communicates Bible truths and his ability to […]

Brooklyn Tabernacle

Official website of Brooklyn Tabernacle. Jim Cymbala has been pastor of The Brooklyn Tabernacle since 1972. In that time, the congregation has grown from twenty members to more than six thousand. He is the author of Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire and Fresh Faith. www.brooklyntabernacle.org 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael […]

What Is a New Testament Christian?

By  Vance Havner A believer on the Lord Jesus Christ. Spirit-filled, Dedicated to witnessing. Before Agrippa, Paul told his experience, showing himself to be a believer. Then “having therefore obtained help of God” -he was Spirit-filled -“I continue witnessing.” And what was his message? “None other things than those which the prophets and Moses did […]

Jesus Has the Answer to…

By Vance Havner When Jesus came He made such an impact that all history is judged by its relation to Him. Celebrities have marched across the stage of history and made little difference, but by Jesus Christ all men are judged and their destiny determined. A man may make other poor decisions and be temporarily […]

"We need more transparency in the church, not fear of it. It's difficult for men and women alike to be transparent in an evangelical church. You put something on the prayer chain, and you never know when your next door neighbor is going to be talking about it." - Mary Stuart Van Leeuwen, interviewed in The Door (Jan-Feb 1992)

"How can you expect to keep your powers of hearing when you never want to listen? That God should have time for you, you seem to take as much for granted as that you cannot have time for Him." - Dag Hammerskjold in Markings

"Heaven is full of answers to prayers for which no one ever bothered to ask." - Billy Graham, quoted in Encounter Weekly online

"When life knocks you to your knees - well, that's the best position in which to pray, isn't it?"- Ethel Barrymore

"No Christian rises higher than his praying." - Source unknown

"To substitute other forces for prayer, retires God and materializes the whole movement." - E. M. Bounds

"What seem our worst prayers, those least supported by devotional feeling, may really be, in God's eyes, our best." - C.S. LewisLeadership 1991

"If God has left some things contingent on man's thinking and working why may he not have left some things contingent on man's praying? The testimony of the great souls is a clear affirmative to this: some things never without thinking; some things never without working; some things never without praying! Prayer is one of the three forms of man's cooperation with God." - Harry Emerson Fosdick in The Meaning of Prayer


"Hem your blessings with praise lest they unravel." - Source unknown

"Gratitude is the interest we owe God for the life He has loaned us." - Source unknown

"We must, during all our labour and in all else we do, even in our reading and writing, holy though both may be --I say more, during our formal devotions and spoken prayers --pause for some short moment, as often indeed as we can, to worship God in the depth of our heart, to savour him, though it be but in passing, and as it were by stealth. Since you are not unaware that God is present before you whatever you are doing, that He is at the depth and centre of your soul, why not then pause from time to time at least from that which occupies you outwardly, even from your spoken prayers, to worship him inwardly, to praise him, petition him, to offer him your heart and thank him? What can God have that gives him greater satisfaction than that a thousand times a day all his creatures should thus pause to withdraw and worship him in the heart." - Brother Lawrence in The Practice of the Presence of God (tr. E. M. Blaiklock)

"Authentic praise of God acknowledges what is true about God: it responds to qualities that are 'there' and not simply 'there for me'... In other words, God is to be praised because God is God, because of what God is and does, quite apart from what God is and does for me. Anyone can, and should, praise God when the Lord blesses one and keeps one...Gratitude is indeed often expressed as praise, and rightly. But that does not make praise and gratitude identical. Or does God cease to be praiseworthy when gratitude has fled because the Lord seems to withhold blessings, when the divine face appears to be set against us, and when agony drives out peace?" - Leander E. Keck in the Christian Century (Dec. 16,1992)

"Has praise become the new darling of the church -- something to busy ourselves with while skirting other more demanding calls of God? Is it now 'praise' instead of 'love' that covers over a multitude of sins? Is it now faith, hope, and love that remain, but the greatest of these is praise? It does appear sometimes that no matter what we are doing wrong, praise will somehow make it right... Praise is important, but not something to make such a big deal about when everything else God created is already engaged in the moment by moment expression of this...as a natural course of events... When we admonish people to praise, don't tell them what they'll get out of it, or what God will get out of it. Tell them to praise Him simply because it is right and reasonable to do so. To attach anything more to this is to presume undue importance upon ourselves." - John Fischer in Contemporary Christian Music (Dec. 1994)


When I Say…

When I say… “I am a Christian”I’m not shouting “I’m clean livin”‘I’m whispering “I was lost”,Now I’m found and forgiven. When I say…”I am a Christian”I don’t speak of this with pride.I’m confessing that I stumbleand need CHRIST to be my guide. When I say… “I am a Christian”I’m not trying to be strong.I’m professing […]


Activities Adults Have Undertaken in the Past Week Pray to God 81%Go out of their way to encourage or complement someone for something excellent or special they had done 77%Do a half-hour or more of exercise 69%Use a computer 67%Have a discussion with someone about something you recently saw on a TV show or in […]

Why Marriage Matters

Reasons to Believe in Marriage in Post Modern Society – Glenn Stanton. Pinon Press, 1997. Pastors today are asked to answer many questions regarding marriage. Why is marriage vital to our society? How have relaxed sexual ethics over the last 40 years damaged our families and weakened our societal structures? How does cohabitation compare with […]

Whose Religion is Christianity?

– Lamin Sanneh. Eerdmans. This book is unique in the literature of world Christianity, not least for its novel structure. Sanneh’s engaging narrative takes the form of a self-interview in which he asks questions about the cross-cultural expansion of Christianity and provides insightful answers and meaningful predictions about the future. Sanneh’s own background and lifelong […]

Competent to Counsel

– Jay Adams,. P & R Press, 1970. Dr. Jay E. Adams is Director of Advanced Studies and Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Escondido, California. This is a classic in the field of Christian counseling. It has helped thousands of pastors, students, laypersons, and Christian counselors develop both a general approach […]

The Ten Commandments and their Influence on the America

The Ten Commandments and their Influence on the American Law – William J. Federer. Amerisearch, Inc., 2003. This book has astounding facts on the historical references of the Ten Commandments found in American politics and in government documents. Federer begins with the first commandment and goes through each commandment making the case for the influence […]

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