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As a faithful follower and supporter of The Jesus Alliance, I wanted you to be among the first to know about big changes at The Jesus Alliance. After months of prayer, I nominated my good friend, Michael Phillips, to be my replacement as CEO. Earlier this month, our Board of Directors unanimously approved the measure. God has been moving in this ministry since the day I had the vision for it, and we undoubtedly feel His hand guiding this very exciting transition. As a board member for several years, Michael has been an insightful contributor and supporter of The Jesus Alliance and I’m pleased to report that, now as CEO, he has already assumed control and is working daily to take the ministry to the next level.
Yesterday I was picking out wood floor coverings for a room I’m renovating in my house. A very nice young man was helping me, and I was in a hurry because I needed to meet with the superintendent who was managing my job. As he was typing up a quote for the sample I picked out, he asked for my e-mail address. It contained the words: @JesusAlliance.org and he asked me what the Jesus Alliance was.
Today I was studying Ephesians and the passage about putting on the full armor of God stood out to me. The real enemy in our lives is not any particular person. No matter how evil someone might be, rest assured they received their direction from Satan.
A reader sent the following colorful email the other day regarding forgiveness written by one of my heroes John Wayne.
The city of Boston permits outside groups to fly their flags on special occasions on its city hall flagpoles. Since 2005, the city has hoisted more than 300 such flags.
Today was another big step in the right direction for affirming the Constitutionality of religious symbols on public land, and protecting religious freedom. Lea Carawen of the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation provided the following announcement.
Several years ago, I met a scientist who sat next to me on a plane and I learned that he happened to be an astronaut. This guy was really fascinating. He was a biochemist and was conducting experiments on the space shuttle. His experiment was to grow crystals from proteins. In essence they grow perfectly in space because there is no gravity…
Every time I am faced with those tough decisions in life, invariably I go to the Lord in prayer.; not just once, but often. I will pray several times a day and sometimes for days, weeks and even months. I wish the Lord would allow me to meet with him every morning and just say, “OK Bob this is what I want you to do today”…
I have an acquaintance who not that long ago started a ministry and the Lord is blessing it. He has worked hard and devoted significant amounts of his resources to it and is to be congratulated. The problem as I see it is that he never gives the Lord any credit for the ministry’s accomplishments at least to me. It sounds like he is warming up to do a concert – Mi-mi-mi – whenever he discusses “his” ministry. It is all about him and hissacrifice, his brilliance, his ingenuity, his business skillset, his resources, blah blah blah
Various lists of the Seven Wonders of the World have been compiled from ancient times to the present day, to catalogue the world’s most spectacular natural wonders and manmade structures. The original list of the seven wonders of the world has changed many times throughout the centuries. The list as of 2018 is as follows . . .
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