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John Wesley’s Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer

John Wesley’s Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer

John Wesley was known as a man of prayer. He began every day in prayer. He continued “instant in prayer” all day long. Prayer was his intimacy with God and his peace and power for daily living. People observed John Wesley coming out of his closet of prayer and glowing...
Putting the “Hap” in Happiness

Putting the “Hap” in Happiness

The word happiness has a fascinating etymology. Its root, hap-, appears in such words as perhaps and haply, but principally in happen. In some peculiar way, therefore, happiness has been seen as having something to do with the way things happen—or to give the matter...
The Three Words of Jesus You Need Most

The Three Words of Jesus You Need Most

One Sunday morning Argentinian Pastor Juan Carlos Ortiz stood up to preach and looked out at his congregation of about a thousand people. He smiled, “Love one another… Love one another…” (John 13:34-35, 15:12) The best-selling author of Disciple made eye contact with...
Listen for the Flutes

Listen for the Flutes

We must tune our ears to hear God’s voice. It’s like the child who was told by his father during a symphony orchestra concert, “Listen for the flutes in this song. Don’t they sound beautiful?” The child, unable to distinguish the flutes, looks up at his father with a...
Living as a Bi-Habitational Being

Living as a Bi-Habitational Being

By Bill Gaultiere I spent two weeks in a class with twenty pastors at a monastery, taught by Dallas Willard. The foundation of his teaching was on spiritual reality. Teaching that God is Spirit, that we’re eternal beings, and that the Kingdom of God is spiritual,...
Church Leaders Who Apologize

Church Leaders Who Apologize

By Bill Gaultiere “I was forced to resign from my church.” 78% of pastors say this. Often these pastors leave their church hurt and angry, afraid their career and calling are ruined. Ken Baugh, former lead pastor of Coast Hills Community Church felt this way two years...