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Be An Answer To Jesus’ Prayer

Many times I have said to friends and viewers of LIFE Today, “If you want your prayers answered, seek to be an answer to someone else’s prayer!” As Betty and I have supported other missions and ministry endeavors all over the world, we have seen the things we were able to do or provide come as a direct answer to someone’s prayer, not just a need met.

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What Do You Treasure?

When asked which commandments are most important, Jesus responded (and I paraphrase), “Love God with your total being, and love your neighbor as yourself.” During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus declared, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” In America there is resentment on the part of the “have-nots” toward the “haves.” It is also apparent that many of the “haves” are indifferent toward those with little.

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For The Common Good

A foundation established on biblical principles makes it possible to be productive, creative and prosperous. Material gain and success can contribute to unhealthy, selfish pursuits and the same expressions of pride that destroyed Israel numerous times on their journey recorded in the Old Testament. God warned them to be careful, even when becoming prosperous through obedience to His commands and blessings:

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There Are Absolutes

Almost 10 years ago, I wrote The Absolutes: Freedom’s Only Hope. I was inspired to write by observing a nation drowning in a sea of relativism. The brilliant contemporary philosopher Ravi Zacharias has said while lecturing at Harvard, Oxford and other major venues throughout the world, “The pure relativist cuts off the branch on which he is sitting while telling you the branch cannot be severed. The landing is mind-shattering.” How true.

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Spending Time with Glenn Beck

In love and obedience to God, Betty and I pray for all in authority and places of influence from Capitol Hill to the media, entertainment community, professional sports and church. Sometimes we are asked to meet and pray with individuals from these various groups. Such has been the case with Glenn Beck.

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The Blind Dog Helped Me See

Last weekend, Betty and I joined Beth Moore to teach a seminar on the Kingdom of God. It was wonderfully blessed by the manifest presence of the Lord and truly one of the great moments in our lives. Beth was thrilled, along with the men and women in attendance. Their response was most gratifying. (These programs will air on television in a few weeks.)

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Spiritual Gravity

Jesus came preaching the Gospel of God saying, “The time is fulfilled and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the Gospel!” 1

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Right Here, Right Now

Governments established apart from the positive impact and imprint of God’s Kingdom are always doomed to fail. The riotous activity in Egypt this week is but a small picture of what is likely to happen in other places throughout the world – even here in the United States. What we see in the Arab world are not merely out-of-control people, but people controlled by a bad system of beliefs, including bad religion.

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God’s Kingdom Impacts EVERY Kingdom

Throughout the Old Testament, when the people rejected God’s truth they suffered devastating consequences. Many times when God’s faithful prophets proclaimed the truth, the people rebelled. Their leaders (the kings) wanted the prophets to “tickle their ears” and tell them what they wanted to hear. Jeremiah said that they would superficially heal the land by proclaiming peace when there was no peace.

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