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Why Pray In Jesus' Name?

In the company I keep (Baptist churches in the Southeastern United States) it is a common feature of every pray to end with the words “in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.” Whether you invoke the name of Jesus at the beginning or the end of prayer, it’s probably something you do or have heard done even if you are not fully aware of the reasons behind it. 344 more words


What a snowman taught me about church

So this week I got schooled by a snowman!

As a church planting pastor and a parent of 4 young children I am acutely aware (and thoroughly unapologetic) that I talk about Jesus A LOT and that the vast majority of my illustrative stories involve my beautiful-but-bonkers family. 1,410 more words

Christian Life

For All Who Would Ever Believe

Today I discovered that Jesus prayed truly amazing things for us in John 17!  Oh I am not embarrassed to tell you that sometimes I just miss things and I didn’t… 167 more words



What’s your angle on this new year that God has entrusted to you? 365 days of much the same with a few new specific hopes and dreams thrown in? 492 more words


Spiritual Warfare 101

We’ve all been there … Tiny-Mite, Pee-Wee football. Ok, maybe not—but we can image :D

It’s 41-40. The Busy Bees are hoping to pull off the hard fought victory over their bitter rivals the Screaming Eaglets. 1,172 more words

L Carnevale

Pray For The World

Father, You so loved the world that You gave Your only begotten Son. You sent Him not to condemn us but to save us from self, sin, death, hell and this evil world system which has a default sitting and that sitting is hatred for Christ. 222 more words

John 17

17 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 609 more words