Ray Pritchard’s Blog – June 2012

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The Third Leg

June 29, 2012

I am writing this from our hotel room in Seattle. We arrived here late last night after a longish day that started with me preaching my final message at the MEF conference in Colorado Springs. Later this morning we’ll board a cruise ship for an Alaskan cruise sponsored by Camp Forest Springs in northern Wisconsin. This starts the third l...

Cannon Beach Q & A, Part 1

June 27, 2012

Last week I spoke at Cannon Beach Conference Center in Cannon Beach, Oregon. On Friday morning we had a question and answer session based on questions we had received from the audience. During the Q&A time Timothy Greenidge served as moderator. This turned out to be one of the best sessions of the week. Over the next several days I will...

A Truly Rockin’ Prayer

June 26, 2012

Ken Berding of Talbot School of Theology has posted a blog entry called A Truly Rockin’ Prayer from Clement of Rome. It contains a prayer from a book called 1 Clement, written late in the first century from Clement, the Bishop of Rome, to the church at Corinth. This is one of the earliest Christian prayers outside the the New Testament. Note ...

What About Christmas?

June 19, 2012

As we know that christmas doesn’t mention biblically in the Bible, even the Lord Jesus Christ and the Disciples doesn’t practice, can you give me a strong reason we christians need to practice and celebrate christmas?

On the Road to Oregon

June 17, 2012

This morning we’re traveling from Tupelo to Cannon Beach, Oregon for a week of ministry at Cannon Beach Conference Center. If I counted right, this is my tenth time since 2006 to speak at a Cannon Beach event. I was first invited to speak there as part of Moody Week. Since then I’ve been back at least once every year.This time we’...

The Man from Mississippi

June 16, 2012

I don’t have many pictures of me with my dad. I suppose this isn’t unusual given that he died 38 years ago, long before digital cameras and smartphones made picture taking easy. I have vague memories of my dad taking home movies with an ancient 8mm camera. No sound, of course. Just pictures of us boys cavorting in the yard. There are a ...

The Great Blondin and True Saving Faith

June 15, 2012

This evening Nik Wallenda will attempt to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls in an event televised by ABC. While he will be the first to attempt to walk directly across the precipice of the falls, he is not the first to walk a wire from one side to another. That honor belongs to someone else. From his story we learn the true nature of the faith ...

How to Answer Satan’s Accusations

June 14, 2012

I happened to hear the end of a sermon in which Erwin Lutzer addressed an important question: “How do you distinguish between the conviction of the Holy Spirit and the accusations of the devil concerning our sin?” Dr. Lutzer’s answer was short and to the point. The devil enjoys accusing us about things that God has already forgive...

Anchor at the NATO Summit

June 14, 2012

Leaders from around the world met in Chicago May 20-21 for the NATO Summit hosted by President Obama. You probably saw pictures of the demonstrations that accompanied those meetings.This week we learned that An Anchor for the Soul was also part of the NATO Summit. Moody Publishers joined with CRU Global (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) to...

Anchor/China Project Updates

June 11, 2012

Here’s where we stand on our two major fundraising projects:China broadcasts: We have raised $177,990 toward the $300,000 goal.On March 26 we began a thrice-weekly radio broadcast into Mainland China in partnership with Trans World Radio. From the TWR transmitters on Guam, we can reach a potential audience of 878 million people. We also have ...

Praying With Peter Wang

June 10, 2012

Many of you know about Peter Wang, our “Keep Believing” man in China. Peter pastors a house church in China and has been instrumental in helping us there. On Friday he flew to the US for an extended visit, starting with a prayer time with our team in Chicago. ...

Seeing God More Often Than Not

June 4, 2012

Over the weekend I received a note from a pastor who serves in a distant land. He told me about a strange illness that has afflicted his daughter. For years his daughter was confined to a wheelchair. After sixteen operations she now walks only with difficulty and in much pain. To this point the doctors have offered no clear diagnosis.With that back...

Uncle Russ

June 3, 2012

It happened almost 40 yeas ago. During my third year of seminary, I was invited to preach at a church in Oxford, Mississippi. The church at the time was without a pastor so I was asked to preach at both the morning and evening services. That morning I preached what I regarded as my “best” sermon, a message on the parable of the seed and...

Two Sermon Libraries Added This Week

June 2, 2012

This week we added two new sermon libraries to our Recommended Resources page.The first is called Discipleship Library that I believe has been compiled by the Navigators. It contains a fantastic assortment of messages preached over the last 60 years by many of the greatest Bible teachers. As they point out, Messages presented by many outstandi...

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