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Starting Off the New Year Right: Pray Like Jesus Did

Starting Off the New Year Right: Pray Like Jesus Did

Mountainside Prayer After He had dismissed them, He went up on a mountainside by Himself to pray. — Matthew 14:23 Do you ever feel like your day is just too hectic to squeeze in time alone with God? We all have days like that, don’t we? It turns out that even Jesus occasionally had to

We Actually Crave the Wrath of God

  Editor’s note: Who is God? How can we relate to him? John Mark Comer takes a look at the names and descriptions of God in order to understand what is revealed about Him in Holy Scripture and to deepen our relationship with Him. Enjoy this excerpt of God Has a Name. * Next up

Our God is Compassionate and Gracious

Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturday from Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to Today’s devotional from God Has a Name by John Mark Comer. Listen on the blog or on your Alexa device by asking Alexa to read today’s devotional. Imagine living in the ancient Near East in 1500 BC. You’re a Hebrew,

How to Raise Compassionate and Caring Kids

How to Raise Compassionate and Caring Kids

How do we raise children who are selfless, not selfish, in a society that says it’s okay to be self-serving and focus on our needs first? How do we teach them to love their neighbors, and to be compassionate and caring toward all God’s people? We begin by teaching our children the foundational biblical principles

Restless: What Is Your Passion?

Threads of Passions William Wilberforce knew his passion. He resisted it, but this passion held him captive as a young man, nearly at the same time that he became completely captivated by Jesus. He met God and wanted nothing more than to begin vocational ministry; he was convinced this was the best way to serve God. But the passion that

Becoming Like Christ in Patience and Compassion

We urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. — 1 Thessalonians 5:14 Jesus acted with great compassion toward many people. With the masses of people, Jesus showed great love and concern. Even at those times when He went away for

Outreach: Becoming a Church in the World, For the World

Outreach: Going Where God Is Moving Our best ministry growth strategy has been to observe what God is doing and move in that direction. This was certainly the case with the beginning of our Lighthouse Community Centers. Over a ten-year period, we had multiple connections to Minnie Street in Santa Ana through church members who had a passion to

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