Monthly Archives: May 2009

Sunday Devotions: A Pentecost Spirit

Acts 2:4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. (NIV) Almost thirty years ago, I visited a university town in Spain called Valladolid (pronounced ‘baya-dolith). It … Continue reading

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My Last Five Podcasts

If you enjoy hearing a Scottish accent, you might enjoy listening to my last five podcasts. Power_of_Prayer.mp3 Prayer allows us to step back from our problems and let God step in to help us. Faith_for_Hard_Times.mp3 In these uncertain economic times, … Continue reading

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Living Memorials

As I looked out from the pulpit yesterday morning, I could see all the people In our living Memorial Committee.   A lady in a wheelchair Who, at the age of twelve On her home island of Hawaii, Watched Japanese … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: The Power of Prayer

How does prayer work? Prayer allows us to step back from our problems and let God step in to help us. Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Faith for Hard Times

In these uncertain economic times, how can our Christian faith help us? 1 John 5: 4 …for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Podcast version here Because … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Idiot of the Day

One of our local radio stations has a talk show host who devotes a section of his program to what he calls “Idiot of the Day.” In the last 24 hours, I’ve come across several people who would easily win … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Effective Preaching

Hebrews 10:35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. I’ve been preaching for more than thirty years and throughout that time, some people have asked me how can I stand up before other people and … Continue reading

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