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I love to go to the bookstores and have seen your Fasting Edge book for some time. But fasting is not something I ever thought I would be interested. I finally broke down and got your book. Wow! I went on my first 3-day Daniel fast a couple of weeks ago. It was a little tough because I love food, … Read More

God Can Turn Your Failure into Success

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“Because you say so, I will.”                                                      Lk 5:5 NIV Jesus said to Simon: “‘Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.’ Simon answered, ‘Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will’…When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets … Read More

Don’t Argue, Just Praise God!

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“She was made straight, and glorified God.”                          Lk 13:13 NKJV One day Jesus healed a woman in the synagogue who’d been crippled for eighteen years. As a result, two things happened: First, she rejoiced like anybody would who’d been set free from an eighteen-year illness. Second, some church folks condemned Jesus for healing her on the Sabbath day. What a … Read More

It’s About Him—Not You

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“This work had been done with the help of our God.”                 Ne 6:16 NIV After scoring a goal for his team, a big, rugged linebacker started dancing and beating his chest as if to say, “Look at me, I’m the greatest.” Then the ball changed hands and the opposing team ran it back on the ensuing kickoff, eighty yards for … Read More

Lord, Teach Me to Pray (4)

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“He fashions their hearts individually.”                                   Ps 33:15 NKJV Your prayer style should be consistent with the way God designed you. Yes, you can learn from people who are more experienced in prayer than you are, but you need to be careful not to make them your standard, or become a “clone.” It’s wrong to force yourself to do what others … Read More

Lord, Teach Me to Pray (3)

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“Evening and morning…he hears my voice.”                            Ps 55:17 NIV God is far too creative to insist that every person interact with Him in exactly the same way. He designed each of us differently. There are prayer principles that apply to all of us, but God leads each of us as individuals. We are all at different places in our walk … Read More

A Dream That Drives You

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Introduction Whoever you are, wherever you are, God has a dream for your life. God can open your eyes to that dream and allow you to see who you could be and what you could do. When that happens, it changes you. It affects how you talk, how you think and how you live.   Connection Questions In this sermon, … Read More

Lord, Teach Me to Pray (2)

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“Jesus…spent the night praying.”                                              Lk 6:12 NIV One of the dangers of being involved in God’s work is that you can go for weeks, or even months without praying. In a survey of a thousand pastors, half acknowledged that they often went for long periods without taking time to pray. They didn’t have a personal prayer life beyond their function … Read More

Lord, Teach Me to Pray (1)

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“Lord, teach us to pray.”                                                       Lk 11:1 NKJV In his book, With Christ in the School of Prayer, Andrew Murray writes: “None can teach like Jesus…therefore we call on Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray.’ A pupil needs a teacher who knows his work, who has the gift of teaching, who in patience and love will descend to the pupil’s … Read More

Just Do What God’s Called You to Do!

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“Stay within the [boundaries] of the work which God has set for [you].”        2Co 10:13 GNT Nobody is good at everything, and nobody is called to do everything. God has given each of us clearly defined roles in life. Paul understood that his job wasn’t to accomplish everything or try to please everyone, but to focus on what God had … Read More

Faith: The Power to Overcome

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“This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”                           1Jn 5:4 NIV When your health, your finances or family are at risk, you suddenly realize how fragile life is. Today you may be living on the sunny side of the street, but if you live long enough adversity will come knocking on your door. When it does, … Read More

How to Succeed in Business (3)

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“They could not dwell together.”                                            Ge 13:6 NKJV Abraham and Lot started out together in business. Then a problem arose: “Their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together. And there was strife between the herdsmen” (vv.6-7 NKJV). So Abraham said, “Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I will go to the right” (v.9 … Read More

How to Succeed in Business (2)

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“If [you]…overdrive them…[they] will die.”                                   Ge 33:13 After being reconciled with his long-estranged brother Esau, Jacob agreed to accompany him back home for a celebration. Esau, who was a fast-tracker, said, “Let us go” (v.12 NKJV). But Jacob said, “You go on ahead!” He explained to his brother, “The children are weak, and the flocks and herds which are nursing … Read More

How to Succeed in Business (1)

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“Know the state of your flocks.”                                           Pr 27:23 NKJV Sheep and cattle have to be handled differently. Sheep require tending. They need clear boundaries for their own protection, not to mention the shepherd’s potential loss if they are devoured by a wolf or fall off a cliff. Cattle do just fine when they’re given good grazing land and left alone. … Read More

Seven Wonders Of Heaven

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Introduction Heaven is a place filled with wonders beyond our ability to imagine. If you try to think of the greatest, most joy-filled and pleasurable place you can imagine, it won’t come close to what heaven will actually be like. God loves you, He prepared heaven for you and He wants you to spend eternity there.   Connection Questions What … Read More

God Looks at Your Heart

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“Motives are weighed by the Lord.”                                           Pr 16:2 NIV Henry Blackaby tells the story of a very self-righteous man who prayed: “Lord, there’s something wrong. I read the Bible, pray regularly, attend church faithfully and always give to charity, yet I don’t have much. My brother doesn’t do any of these things, yet he’s got tons of money. How come … Read More

Imagine Being Adopted by God! (2)

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“Receive the kingdom of God as a little child.”                                Mk 10:15 Jesus said, “Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” You need to become a little child again, to allow yourself the kind of relationship with the Lord that you may have missed; to allow Him to heal and adjust … Read More

Imagine Being Adopted by God! (1)

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“You received the Spirit of adoption.”                                     Ro 8:15 NKJV The Bible says, “[We] received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father.’ The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ” (vv.15-17 NKJV). Adoptive parents understand what it’s like to … Read More

That’s What You’re Called to Do

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“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily.”        Lk 9:23 NIV The story’s told of a lieutenant addressing his platoon: “I’m looking for volunteers. Chances are, this mission won’t succeed and many of you won’t come back. If you’re interested, step forward.” Everybody looks around, then takes a collective step backwards, leaving an … Read More

Operating by the Peace Rule

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“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.”                             Col 3:15 NIV If you don’t have peace about it, don’t proceed! Often peace is all God will give you to let you know whether you’re in or out of His will. So how can you operate by the peace rule? “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God … Read More

Walking on Water (3)

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“God is…a very present help in trouble.”                                 Ps 46:1 NKJV Let’s observe two final things: (1) Between the dread and the devastation, look for the Deliverer. Picture a boat lashed by huge waves, and frightened disciples who thought they were going under. They forgot the promise: “God is…a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear” (vv.1-2 NKJV). … Read More

Walking on Water (2)

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“The boat was…buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.” Mt 14:24 NIV Notice: (1) Trouble doesn’t mean God has abandoned you. The disciples learned that Jesus may be out of sight, but He’s never out of touch. To “walk by faith, not by sight” (2Co 5:7 NKJV) means you’ll sometimes walk in darkness without visible cues. Someone … Read More

Walking on Water (1)

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“Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go.”                  Mt 14:22 NIV When you find yourself in trouble, do you sometimes think, “I must have done something wrong. Perhaps I’ve missed God’s will and He’s punishing me”? No. Trouble is multi-sourced, and frequently unrelated to our wrongdoing or God’s punishment. The disciples weren’t in the storm by disobeying, but … Read More

A Circle of Prayer

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Be Courageous

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“Be strong and of good courage.”                                           Dt 31:6 NKJV On the morning of September 11, 2001, United Flight 93 from Newark to San Francisco was hijacked by terrorists who claimed to have a bomb. When they received telephone confirmation that other planes with terrorists on board had hit the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the passengers understood the … Read More

What’s Your Greatest Weakness?

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“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.”                              2Co 12:9 NLT Self-help gurus assure us that we can overcome any weakness, so it must be true, right? Look around you! The evidence doesn’t show it. What we have seen, however, are people who, with God’s help, have changed their lives by building on time-tested scriptural principles. … Read More

How God Feels About You

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“You are precious to me.”                                                       Isa 43:4 NLT If you are struggling with feelings of unworthiness, praying longer, working harder and vowing to do better won’t necessarily change how you feel. Like remodeling an old house with a cracked foundation, you can redecorate every room but the floors and ceilings will just keep sagging until eventually it collapses. You’ve got … Read More

Bless the Children

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“Some parents brought their children to Jesus.”                      Mk 10:13 NLT The Bible says, “He took the children into his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them” (v.16 NLT). Interestingly, Jesus had just taught on the subject of divorce. Does the Bible record it this way because broken homes produce broken children? Too often children get caught … Read More

The Lost and Found Column (3)

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“My son…was lost, and is found.”                                                 Lk 15:24 After telling the story of the lost sheep and the lost silver, Jesus ends up by telling us the story of the lost son. The interesting thing about him is that he knew he was lost, and knew his way home. The shepherd sought the lost sheep, the lady with the lamp … Read More

The Lost and Found Column (2)

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“I have found the piece [of silver] which I lost!”                      Lk 15:9 NKJV Christ’s next parable was about a piece of lost silver: “What woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls her friends and … Read More

The Lost and Found Column (1)

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“I have found my sheep which was lost.”                                Lk 15:6 NKJV Luke chapter 15 is sometimes referred to as “the lost and found column” of the Bible. In it you find the parable of the lost sheep, the lost silver, and the lost son. Today let’s look at the lost sheep. Like all of us, it had no intention of … Read More

Five Powerful Prayers To Pray

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Introduction God has a plan for you. Realizing that plan takes some commitment on your part. I believe there are five specific ways to pray if you want to see His plan fulfilled in your life. In this message, I’m talking about the importance of getting God’s perspective, being prayerful, enlarging your potential, being positive, and expecting God’s provision. Focus your … Read More

Look Back and Remember

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“[He] redeems your life from destruction.”                             Ps 103:4 NKJV Dr. Ann Shorb writes: “The key to being able to rejoice in the past is not found in counting the number of good things that have happened, but in remembering that God remembers! He never forgets His plan and He never forsakes His promises. Even when life is tough and things … Read More

Christ’s Love for You

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“You will understand later.”                                                     Jn 13:7 NCV What’s amazing about Christ’s love is not that He knows and forgives all your past sins, but that He knows and has decided to forgive your future ones too. On the eve of His crucifixion Jesus washed His disciples’ feet, saying, “You will understand later.” He knew they were about to perform the … Read More

Stand Out from the Crowd (2)

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“Do not follow the crowd.”                                                      Ex 23:2 NIV Mark D. Roberts writes: “In junior high, a boy named Andrew…was the classic nerd: overweight…thick glasses…skin so white it seemed he’d never been outside. One day some of the boys began teasing Andrew and making fun of his appearance…I saw the pain in his eyes and knew I should tell the other … Read More

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I had been praying for many years for my husband to come to Christ. I found The Fasting Edge book and began to follow the principles written on those pages. In January of this year my husband gave his life to Jesus and is on fire! He shares the Love of Jesus everywhere he goes. Thank you Jentezen and keep … Read More

Stand Out from the Crowd (1)

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“Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without…thinking.”          Ro 12:2 TM A man walking into a bank held the door open for the lady behind him. Instead of thanking him, she said, “You don’t have to hold the door because I’m a woman.” Smiling, he replied, “I’m not doing it because you’re a woman, I’m … Read More

The Right Word at the Right Time

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“What you say can mean life or death.” Pr 18:21 NCV To honor her students, a teacher gave each a ribbon that stated, “Who I am makes a difference,” and asked them to pass it along to someone who’d made a difference in their lives. One kid gave his to a young executive who helped him plan his career. He … Read More

God Will Do Whatever It Takes

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“Where sin abounded, grace abounded much more.” Ro 5:20 NKJV Paul writes, “I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it” (Gal 1:13 NIV). Clearly, Paul had no thoughts of becoming a Christian. As a Jew, he was obsessed with the law. As an intellectual, he could debate the finest minds. Articulate and educated, he was committed to … Read More

Building Lasting Relationships

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“It is not good that man should be alone.” Ge 2:18 NKJV God’s plan for your life always requires building relationships with the right people. To succeed, you must be able to recognize these people and work with them. Remember Jonathan, who loved David even at the cost of his own life? Or Ruth, who loved her widowed mother-in-law Naomi … Read More

Connected to the Lamb

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Introduction Are you connected to the Lamb? David was once called a man after God’s own heart. He danced and sang and had great passion for The Lamb in his life. But with status, success, and the name he made for himself, The Lamb was pushed farther and farther away.  Have you allowed life to steal the passion you once had? … Read More

Praying with the Right Mindset

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“You…do not receive, because you ask amiss.” Ja 4:3 NKJV Sometimes in our prayers we are “me” centered and see God as a genie to be conjured up to fulfill our every wish. Then when we don’t get what we want we think He doesn’t hear, doesn’t care, or maybe doesn’t exist. James says, “You…do not receive, because you ask … Read More

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I have never been committed in fasting at all. I am a woman taking care of more than 200 orphans and I know the Lord has blessed me but for the past 17 years I never fasted serious, but I praise God that on the 31st May I bought your BOOK Fasting… and since that I have never looked back….Thank … Read More

William Wilberforce (2)

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“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.” Mk 10:43 NIV William Wilberforce’s biographer, Eric Metaxas, points out that the abolition of the British slave trade had even greater implications: “We had suddenly entered a world in which we would never again ask whether it was our responsibility as a society to help the poor and suffering. … Read More

William Wilberforce (1)

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“Do it with the strength God provides.” 1Pe 4:11 NIV William Wilberforce grew up as a child of privilege, attending Cambridge University. Two weeks after his twenty-first birthday he was elected to Parliament, where he became a brilliant orator and politician. Then he met John Newton, author of the hymn “Amazing Grace.” A former slave ship captain, Newton had found … Read More

If God Says You’re Qualified, You Are!

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“Don’t let anyone look down on you.” 1Ti 4:12 NIV You shouldn’t be overlooked because of your age, your gender, your nationality, your education or your financial status. People will try to put you down, but if you trust God He will lift you up. Timothy started preaching in his teens. He became Paul’s traveling companion, which was no small … Read More

Have You Found Your Place Yet?

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“To prepare God’s people for works of service.” Eph 4:12 NIV The story’s told of a pastor who went to the railroad station every night to watch the express train roar through town. His congregation wondered why. When suspicions arose a deacon followed him, watched him, and asked what he was doing. He replied, “This train is the only thing … Read More

A Memo from Heaven

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“Conquer evil by doing good.” Ro 12:21 TLB It’s easy to forget why God saved you, what He’s called you to do, and how you’re supposed to live. So here’s a memo from heaven: “Don’t just pretend that you love others: really love them. Hate what is wrong. Stand on the side of good. Love each other with brotherly affection … Read More