When You Run Out Of Words

There are times when needs are so great or burdens are so heavy that I don't know what to pray for or even how to pray. It's as if the prayer issue is beyond my ability to articulate.Another way of saying it: I've run out of words.Which is the reality to which Romans...

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Spirit To Spirit Communication

"For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit." I Corinthians 14:2"For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful." I Corinthians 14:14Aren't those words...

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Unexpected Subject

So yesterday we tackled one of those subjects that churches like us usually avoid: praying in tongues.I tried to "de-weird" something that is inherently, well, weird.As part of the message, I told of my own journey from skepticism about tongues to pursuing it to...

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Prayer In Hi-Def

I got HDTV for Christmas.Once you get that kind of picture quality, it's hard to go back.So I won't.Hi-Def TV is just so clear, sharp, and vivid.What if prayer could be like that? Instead of something you do because you are supposed to, what if prayer could be the...

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Personal Identity

Yesterday was the church's identity. Today is personal.For me, they are closely aligned. Too closely.See, I generally define my self by my accomplishments. Whether through tennis, academics, or church, I am what I've done.The bible calls that . . . works...

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Congregational Identity

In church land, there is a fine line between learning from other churches and copying them shamelessly.Honestly, we sometimes cross that line.There are a number of churches around the country that we follow quite closely. You can see their links under the Churches We...

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When Tennis Stars Cry . . .

. . . I usually do, too.This is Roger Federer in tears after losing to Rafael Nadal in the final of the Australian Open this past Sunday.I'm so glad I didn't see it live.I work on Sunday mornings. And Sunday mornings in the U.S. are Sunday nights in Australia.Federer...

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Without Limit Launch

We launched Without Limit yesterday.The crowds were large, the music was good, and my message was a bit more "raw" than usual.In fact, I had toyed with the idea of delivering a message totally off the cuff -- no preparation at all. But I had concern that I would...

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