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Praying for Disciples Who Want to Give Up

Sometimes it’s hard to be a Christian. We falter in our dedication. People don’t appreciate our faith, or worse, persecute us because of it. In such situations we need reassurance and hope. It was just such Christians that the book … Continue reading

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When Sharing Faith Means Prayer and Hard Ethical Decisions

Paul’s letter to an individual, Philemon, includes a mentoring call for fire for more effective sharing of faith: “I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus … Continue reading

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Mentoring from Faith, Hope, and Love

Mentors are people with more maturity and experience who guide others. The apostle Paul, trained as a rabbi, well-traveled and experienced as a disciple of Jesus, wrote at least thirteen letters to churches. Scattered among each letter are prayers for … Continue reading

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Joining the Struggle by Praying to God

  When the apostle Paul “called for fire,” he habitually prayed for disciples and the churches to which they belonged.  His letters in the New Testament record his constant petitioning on behalf of these converts.  By telling them about his … Continue reading

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