Day of Fasting and Prayer, 1-27-15

What is fasting? While a person can fast from TV, music, or other activities, the most common form of fasting is a fasting from food.  Fasting can be done for one meal, for a day, for a week, or even for 40 days.   What are some of the benefits of fasting? When we fast, we are recognizing our dependence on God.  W
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Praying and fasting

We do a lot of things in a very rapid fashion.  As a culture, we like fast food, and we don’t like to wait very long for our food at a restaurant.  We don’t like waiting in line at the theater or the grocery store, and when traffic is slow and heavy, we frequently complain. But there are times to go slow, t
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What Is Advent?

What Is Advent?   Along with many other Christians around the world, Light of the Hills has begun observing the church season of Advent. Advent signals the beginning of the Church Year, a calendar that traces the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus for the first half of the year, then focuses on the life o
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What is a Christian to do? The Houston Five, Persecution

This past week has seen a firestorm of publicity about events in Houston, as the city of Houston has subpoenaed five area pastors requiring them to hand over copies of communications with members regarding a gay rights ordinance. An excellent article was posted by Pastor Scott Murray, who is a Houston-area pastor and a
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The Good News is Really Big!

Good News is really     When we think of the Gospel, we may remember that the word “Gospel” means “good news”.  In the Bible, that means the Good News about Jesus Christ.  Sometimes we fail to recognize how big that good news really is! Here’s what I mean by that: we often narrowly define “good news” as the death of Je
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