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“Return to the stronghold of [security], you prisoners of hope; even today do I declare that I will restore double your former prosperity (success) to you.” –Zechariah 9:12 Reading Zechariah chapter nine, the four little words stopped me in my tracks and I said them aloud: “you prisoners of hope.” It is such a powerful phrase and it put into words how I sometimes feel in a world where I must find a balance between what I believe and fin»
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Photo: sakhorn38;   Some of your marriages may feel like a prison of loneliness.   Some of your families are facing medical and financial catastrophes that threaten to suffocate you if you think about them for longer than five minutes.   Some of you can’t take a step or draw a breath without physical pain.   Some of you are hurting because a close friend or relative has moved away and you feel isolated.   I can’t ev»
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Dear Man in Prison, Before you read this I want you to look at my picture. Yes, that’s me as a child, when I was raped. That innocent girl is no more. Though I have experienced bucketsful of healing, I still live hypervigilant. I still struggle with sex. I still have flashbacks. All because of [] The post Dear Man in Prison appeared first on Mary DeMuth. If you'd like to read the whole shebang, please click on the title of the post. Thanks so m»
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Acts 12:5-11 5 So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God. 6 On the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison. 7 And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter’s side and woke him up, saying, “Get u»
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Philemon 1-3 1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved brother and fellow worker, 2 and to Apphia our sister, and to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Usually when we read the Apostle Paul describing himself as a prisoner of Christ, we immediately “translate” that to refer to his being in a physical p»
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An interview with William Sirls,Author of The Sinners’ Garden“God must be in prison, because that’s where so many people seem to meet him.” Gerald “Rip” Ripley speaks from experience, having been there himself. Now he is not only trying to put the past behind him and move on with the future, he’s trying to help the others in his life do the same. In The Sinners’ Garden (Thomas Nelson/December 17, 2013/ISBN: 978-1401687380/$12.99),»
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On Sunday, January 26 I preached a message at Wildwood Community Church entitled “Prison of Doubt” that was drawn from Matthew 11:2-6. These verses talk about John the Baptist’s doubts about Jesus identity while he was imprisoned in Herod’s dungeon.  Below you will see the sermon audio from the message.  You can either listen to it online via the media player, or download for later use.   To listen to the message online listen here:»
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Prisons are places where the world is confined and controlled by artificial walls.  By saying that the walls are artificial, I am not implying that they are not real, I am simply saying that they are not natural . . . that they have been added by someone else to control and confine their inhabitant. I have been inside three different prisons in my life . . . twice to play basketball in “scared straight” or evangelistic events, and several ot»
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 Prison. I can't even fathom being confined to a life behind bars. It's a world that exists and is very, very real for many people. Thousands of adults who used to be children that were abandoned and abused by their parents find themselves in this world, wondering where things went wrong as they find themselves under a federal sentence that they themselves are responsible for.About a week ago I was flipping through the latest "Netflix" additions»
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In the early 1970s, a social scientist named Philip Zimbardo led a team of scientists from Stanford University in an interesting experiment. The team built a mock prison in the basement of the University’s psychology department. The scientists placed advertisements The post Prisoner Of Sin? appeared first on