Posts from 2019

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June Prayer Emphasis: Discernment/ Holiness

by Open Gate Ministries

Ephesians 4:24 “You were taught to start living a new life. It is created to be truly good and holy, just as God is.”    Paul’s love for the church, of which Jesus Christ is the head, is always his motivation in exhortation and rebuke to the body. The new life we have in Christ […]

Through Him

by Open Gate Ministries

1Peter 1:21 “Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, so your faith and hope are in God.”    Holiness is the desire of every believer. We want to do right. We try to be like the Master Jesus in all that we do, but many times we […]

Holy Week 2019

by Open Gate Ministries

Isaiah 53    The theme for our Holy Week observation is “The Suffering Servant”.  The inspiration for this theme came out of verse 10 of Isaiah 53. “The Lord says, it was my plan to crush him and cause him to suffer. I made his life an offering to pay for sin. But he will […]

The Schematic of Prayer

by Open Gate Ministries

C.S. Lewis on prayer… “God is the thing to which to which he is praying, the goal he is trying to reach. God is also the thing inside him which is pushing him on, the motive power. God is also the road or bridge along which he is being pushed to that goal… The man […]

Prayer is Surrender

by Open Gate Ministries

Jeremiah 10:23 “Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.”    Prayer is surrender to the will of God and ultimately our co-operation with that will. An illustration found in the book, “A Song of Ascents” by E. Stanley Jones’s might be helpful; if […]

Where is Your Head?

by Open Gate Ministries

John 15 / Where is your head? 7 If you remain in Me, and My words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.    Prayer is a gift […]