Living by Faith

5 Biblical Ways To Pray

Pray for Healing Using All 5 Biblical Ways

Did you know that there are at least five Biblical ways to pray for healing and other concerns? My guess is that many of us are missing out. The examples are in scripture right before our eyes, but maybe we haven’t connected the dots. Or perhaps, we have (mistakenly) believed that prayers like these aren’t intended for regular folks like us. I can’t promise you that praying all five will always get the outcomes you want. That’s not realistic. However, I can…

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Mastering Emotions: Fruit and Roots

2 Strategies for Mastering Emotions: Fruit and Roots

What do you do when stuff happens? Do you get stressed or depressed? Do your emotions take over? How hard is it to get free of the negative ones? What is your strategy for mastering your emotions and returning to the river of peace Jesus provides? Many Christians are held captive by their emotional life. If this is you, there is hope, but you will have to learn how to fight for your freedom. Be forewarned, I don’t mean fighting…

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What Causes Addiction?

What Causes Addiction? (It’s Not a Chemical Hook!)

What? Substance abuse isn’t due to a chemical hook? You may have heard this all your life, but it isn’t true. There are four excellent reasons why it’s not and the first three of them are already known to most of us. Somehow, the facts don’t register like they should. Even the men in our yearlong recovery program typically come to us programmed (by culture) to believe that the substance itself was all-powerful. They should know better, they need to…

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How Our Worst Things Become the Best

How Our Worst Things Become the Best (Thanks to God’s Promise of Redemption)

Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead our Father displayed a power which goes beyond forgiving our sins and getting us safely to heaven. I have no desire to diminish these well-known works of the cross—they are stupendous sources of joy impossible to reduce. I do, however, want to draw your attention to an all-too-often overlooked and unclaimed power always available, ever at work, which also flows from the cross: the power of God to bring good out…

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