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What Do You Want Your Church to Be?

Have you ever thought what you want your church to be? Maybe it’s only a question that pastors think about, but I don’t think that’s the case. I think we all have a vision for the church – – a desire of what we want the church to be and do. Last night, I had…

Learning to pray

By: Waylon Bailey ~ Jesus disciples asked Him to teach them to pray as John the Baptist had taught his disciples. It seems that prayer – – and learning to pray – – is a universal need. The disciples wanted a meaningful and effective prayer life. They saw in others that kind of experience with…

Six Areas Where Your Pastor Is Struggling

Let’s not be naïve. Every pastor struggles. Most of us have been around pastors and churches long enough to know the truth of these statements. Christian maturity also helps us to understand that every pastor and leader struggles. Today, I want to equip you to help your pastor by recognizing some of the most prominent…

Six Reasons You Should Read the Bible

We live in a world that is ignorant of Scripture, and therefore we live in a world in jeopardy. Here are six reasons why you should read the Word of God. First, reading, studying, memorizing, and meditating on Scripture puts you in a position to hear from God. What could be more important than hearing…

What Would Malachi Tell Us Today?

Recently I have been studying the prophecy of Malachi. Malachi is widely understood to have been the last prophet of Old Testament times. From the time of Malachi to the beginning of New Testament times, there was no prophet speaking to the people of Israel. Malachi had a unique perspective and message. What would he…

When God Builds A Church

By: Waylon Bailey ~ When God builds a church, how does He build it? Another question to ask is, “how does God want us to build His church? The Acts of the Apostles shows us powerful pictures of how God builds His church. As you read through Acts, you see the church at work. You…

Temptation, Trouble, and the Presence of God

“Any voice that promises total exemption from suffering and failure is most certainly not God’s voice. In recent years innumerable spokespeople for God have offered ways we can use God and his Bible as guarantees of health, success and wealth. The Bible is treated as a how-to book, a manual for the successful life in…

America Should know This Verse

My Scripture reading and meditation yesterday morning came from the prophecy of Daniel. I have found Daniel to be very insightful about where we are as a nation. Yesterday I read Daniel 4–5, two chapters about the reign of Belshazzar in Babylon. Belshazzar was the son of Nabonidus and the grandson of Nebuchadnezzar. Belshazzar and…

What is Yom Kippur?

Today is the Jewish observance of Yom Kippur, the Old Testament Day of Atonement. I’ve never really thought much about Yom Kippur. I’ve studied it, of course, and noted it on the calendar, but it’s never been vital in my life. After all, Jesus is the once and for all sacrifice for sin. He is…

It Is Time for America to Grieve and Weep

It’s time for America to weep and wail. Anyone who watched the Sunday night second presidential debate knows that something is terribly wrong in America. We have two terribly unpopular and unsatisfying candidates to be the president of the United States. Many people have become disgusted with the whole process and are vowing to vote…