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    Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 23. EACH PRECIOUS MOMENT

    23. Each Precious Moment   There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1   Missionary friends in Nigeria have told me that Africans and Americans hold radically different views of time. For Westerners, time is to be managed, obeyed, and strictly observed. We spend large amounts of […]

    FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About The Christian Life – Chapter 2

    Chapter 2 Can I lose my salvation?   This is a controversial question in Christian circles. It would be dif­ficult to find a subject about which believers are more deeply divided. To the question, “Can I lose my salvation?” there are whole denominations that answer yes: the Methodists, the Wesleyans, the Pentecostals, the Church of […]

    FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About The Christian Life – Chapter 3

    Chapter 3 Which church should I join?   I live in a suburb of Chicago called Oak Park. Approximately fifty-three thousand people live here. On many street corners you can find a mas­sive church structure. At the turn of the century, when Oak Park was the first affluent suburb on the railroad west from Chicago, […]

    What Is Saving Faith?

    “Pastor Ray, how can I know that I am truly saved?” The young man standing before me was obviously in some distress. His story was familiar. He had been raised in an evangelical church where he had accepted Christ as his Savior when he was 8 or 9. After 19 years of Sunday school and […]

    Oak Park & The Future of Our Church

    OAK PARK & THE FUTURE OF OUR CHURCH by Ray Pritchard The Village of Oak Park published an article discussing the results of a recent community survey that polled residents on a wide variety of issues. Three factors struck me immediately: Over 50% of the respondents have lived here less than 10 years. Over 33% of the respond…

    Reaching, Teaching, Caring, Worshiping

    REACHING, TEACHING, CARING, WORSHIPING by Ray Pritchard At the Biannual Business Meeting in March, I announced to the membership that we are reorganizing the staff and all the ministries of the church around four great biblical priorities–reaching, teaching, caring, and worshiping. The idea came to me as I read Rick Warre…

    Remembering September 11

    REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER 11 by Ray Pritchard Sometimes you know an idea is right the first time you hear it. That happened to me in June when someone suggested we ought to hold a public service on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Since then we’ve been working behind the scenes to make it happen. Firs…

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    Monday: The Bulldog and the Skunk A few years ago a friend told me that not all hills are worth dying on. Sometimes we fight over things that don’t really matter and end up wasting lots of time and emotional energy with very little to show for it. One of the secrets to a successful […]

    What We Saw in Chuck Colson’s Office

    WHAT WE SAW IN CHUCK COLSON’S OFFICE by Ray Pritchard During our recent trip to Washington, DC and New York City, the Calvary “Anchor” Team spent the night at Prison Fellowship headquarters in Reston, Virginia. The next morning we were given a tour of the facilities, including a brief visit to Chuck Colson…

    What is Saving Faith?

    The question, “What is saving faith?” is not as easily answered as one might assume. It is evident from reading the New Testament that not everyone who “believes” truly possesses saving faith. Jesus Himself warned in Matthew 7:21-23 that on the Day of Judgment many will claim to have worked miracles in his name, but […]

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