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Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer 2

In my last blog entry, I discussed the difficulties we have in actually setting aside time to pray. Another difficulty that we have in prayer is figuring out what, exactly should we be praying for? What should we be praying for ourselves? Is it selfish to pray for...

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Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer

Roadblocks to Prayer For many of us, prayer is the most difficult aspect of the Christian life. We erect so many barriers to prayer. We think, “I need to get my act together before talking with God,” We think, “I need get all these other things done so I can be free...

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When most of us think about meditation we are likely to think of a Buddhist monk sitting crossed-legged in his bright orange robe and chanting. And that certainly is one form of meditation, though it is not Christian meditation. Sadly, many, if not most, Christians...

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Praying for Ocoee Oaks

During my sermon on the state fo the church on July 29, 2018, I asked everyone to commit to praying for Ocoee Oaks every day during the month of August. Several people have asked for an electronic copy of the twelve specific prayers I asked you to pray. I modified...

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LIFE Transformation Groups

[Note: This is the fourth and final installment of a series on discipleship. Click here for part one, here for part two, and here for part three.] Do you want to grow in Christ? Do you want to “feel the power of the resurrection” as Paul said? Do you want to be...

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