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Elements of Effective Prayer

By: Adam McClendon www.newlineministries.com Prayer is an important aspect of the spiritual life, but if we are honest, we’d probably admit that we pray much less than we ought.  That’s why Wayne Grudem’s often cited quote is such a stinging rebuke.  In his Systematic Theology book, he writes:       “If we were really convinced…

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Five Reasons Why Partiality is Unbiblical

By Pastor Brian G. Najapfour Brian G. Najapfour is Pastor at Dutton United Reformed Church and author. For a brief bio on Brian see: http://biblicalspirituality.wordpress.com/brief-bio/. In the first half of the second chapter of James, the author deals with the problem of partiality or favoritism in the church. James says in verse one: “My brothers,…

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A Pint of Peace Please

By: Adam McClendonwww.newlineministries.comI’m so stressed out.  I mean really stressed.  I feel overwhelmed, under-impressed, underachieved, underwater, blah-blah, blah-blah, blah.  I wish I could just go to Target’s customer service and say, “Uhm, yes.  I’d like to purchase a pint of peace please.”  Yes, ridiculous, but so very true.  I can’t believe how often I succumb…

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Vanities of Vanities:

By: Adam McClendonwww.newlineministries.com The writer of Ecclesiastes wastes no time in depicting a depressing scenario.  He writes, “Vanities of Vanities!  All is Vanity” (1:2b).  Wow, this just rips all the optimism out of your soul doesn’t it?  Sure, and it should.  That’s the point of Ecclesiastes to an extent.  It’s is a book designed to…

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Letter to My Children

By: Adam McClendon www.newlineministries.com Three years ago as my three daughters were preparing for kindergarten, 1st grade, and 4th grade, I wrote them this letter because I wanted to engage my children, even at this young age, with some key character principles that will help them eventually be the people God wants them to be. …

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Taken for Granted

By: Adam McClendon www.newlineministries.com Last night as I was preparing for bed, I had the wonderful idea to get up and go running this morning.  Why?  I don’t know.  Anyway, I was resting peacefully in my bed when this horrible sound jolted me awake and shot adrenaline through my veins: as any good mobile phone…

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Five Kinds of Hearers of God’s Word

By Pastor Brian G. Najapfour Brian G. Najapfour is Pastor at Dutton United Reformed Church, author, and PhD student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.For a brief bio on Brian see: http://biblicalspirituality.wordpress.com/brief-bio/.   “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and…

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