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Raising Up A Standard's Blog – July 2010 Archive (28)

Record Numbers Attend Celebration in Albany, Oregon—Nearly 700 Dedicate Their Lives to Christ

Aimee Herd (July 29, 2010)



"I just think it is so cool that thousands of people from all over the valley joined together to put on a world class event and do so much work to serve their communities."



(Albany, Oregon)—According to a report in the Albany Democrat-Herald newspaper, the Willamette Celebration—a three-day Christian event held July 23-25—drew a total of 34,000 and ended up being one of the larger happenings in…

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Don't Get Stuck in Your Transition





When moving from point A to point B, we sometimes feel trapped in between. Trust God to guide you to your destination.

A few months ago I passed through the tiny community of Between, Ga. With a population of only 148, the place is not much to write home about. (And besides, it doesn't even have its own zip code). The town got its name because it's halfway between Atlanta…

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Added by Raising Up A Standard on July 28, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Historic Non-Stop Prayer Chain Launched for Britain

Peter Wooding (July 28, 2010)

"August 1st will see the beginning of a chain of non-stop 24 hour prayers of Believers from every walk of life coming together in unity for the manifestation of the Kingdom of God in these Isles."

(United Kingdom)—Celebration for the Nations, which is a gathering of worshippers in Wales from the nations touched by the 1904 Welsh Revival, including intercessors from South Korea, is partnering with Global Day of Prayer London to launch 500 days of…

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Added by Raising Up A Standard on July 28, 2010 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

God's Love or Our Anger?



God's Love or Our Anger?

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Added by Raising Up A Standard on July 27, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

House Church: Skip the sermon, worship at home

Linda Stewart Ball - Associated Press Writer - 7/25/2010 6:20:00 AMDALLAS -



To get to church on a recent Sunday morning, the Yeldell family walked no farther than their own living room to greet fellow worshippers.





The members of this "house church" are part of what experts say is a fundamental shift in the way U.S. Christians think about church. Skip the sermons, costly church buildings and large, faceless crowds, they say. House church is about…
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Added by Raising Up A Standard on July 25, 2010 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Your Destiny is Assured in Him: He is Using the Tough Seasons to Grow Us Up

By now, most of us realize that we live in times of both great challenges and Kingdom advancement. Of course I've never been pregnant naturally, but I hear that labor pains feel a lot like dying. Yet, it is not death that is coming forth—but new life.

For many of us, we look at our nation and the world around us and it looks like death to so much of what we once thought of as foundations. I believe it is birth pains of life,…

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Former Driver for Yasser Arafat Now a Christian with "Hope for Ishmael" Charity

"'You have to love the Jews,' the Christian told him—from that moment the 'Jew hater,' Tass Saada, a son of Ishmael, began to feel such love for the sons of Isaac that he never turned or looked back to his life of violence and hatred."



(Tokyo, Japan)—Tass Saada was born in the teeming Gaza Strip and grew up in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. In his early years he learned to hate both Jews and Christians. It was then just a short step for him to become a trained…

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Never Compromise Who You Are by Conforming to What Others Want You to Be

Weddings can be a timely reminder that viewing spouses through God's lens can go a long way in making marriages happy and durable.



Summertime is the season of weddings; a roller-coaster of bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and wedding ceremonies. For those deeply invested in these glorious occasions, it also elicits a wealth of emotions. Brides-to-be and their mothers find out what panic attacks really are. Fathers-of-the-Bride grapple with the reality…

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Foursquare Appointment One of Most Significant in 50 Years



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Rev. Robert H. Schuller, Passes Reins of Crystal Cathedral to His Daughter

Dan Wooding (July 13, 2010)

Thanking God, Schuller prayed for his daughter saying, "You have kissed her soul, hallelujah, hallelujah."



(Garden Grove, CA)–The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, founding pastor of the Crystal Cathedral megachurch in Garden Grove, California, and host of the internationally televised "Hour of Power" broadcast, announced on Sunday (July 11, 2010) that he is retiring from his lead pastor duties after 55 years and passing the reins…

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Major U.S. Publication Exhorts Missions to Preach the Gospel of Christ Along with Good Works



Teresa Neumann (July 12, 2010)



"To the doctor, it seemed that there was as great a need to heal the minds of these people from their fears and taboos as there was to heal their bodies. He saw many a poor frightened creature, so dominated in a belief in some taboo that he died of nothing more than a physical and mental shock, because the taboo was broken. Before having been allowed to come to Africa, Dr.…

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Gerard Butler to play gun-toting pastor in new film

By: Michelle A. Vu Christian Post…
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Added by Raising Up A Standard on July 9, 2010 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

Inside a Bible Belt Classroom

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Warning: You Are Entering God's Construction Zone









Make room for the Holy Spirit's bulldozers. He wants to give you an extreme makeover.

Last spring during a visit to Charlotte, N.C. I stopped by the Billy Graham Library to…

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Added by Raising Up A Standard on July 7, 2010 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Jul 07: A Mosque Near Ground Zero?


A proposed mosque just a block away from the site where Islamic radicals killed 3,000 Americans has many people upset

Added by Raising Up A Standard on July 7, 2010 at 10:41am — 3 Comments

Columbian Christians Bless New President amid "Great Optimism" Over Nation's Future

Teresa Neumann (July 7, 2010)



"When someone is waiting with patience God rewards them greatly...I believe this is the Kairos (timing) of God for your life...The hand of God has supported everything you've done and will continue to support you. Thank you for not anticipating events, thank you for waiting, because in His time you will receive the reward."



(Columbia)—The new President of Colombia, Dr. Juan Manual Santos was…

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You Won't Believe How This Couple Funds Donations to Missions!

Teresa Neumann (July 7, 2010)

"The Lord tells us in Scripture, behold, I'm doing a new thing, and sometimes it doesn't look like what we're accustomed to."



(Baldwin City, Kansas)—When Sharon Borgeson first "locked eyes" with an 18-month-old Tobiano stallion at a farm auction in 1996, she knew God had a plan. She and her husband Jim were actually looking for an older gelding, one they could ride at their ranch in Baldwin City…

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Presbyterians to consider redefining marriage

Associated Press - 7/6/2010 6:40:00 AM

MINNEAPOLIS- This week's General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will consider redefining marriage to include same-sex couples and allowing ministers to…

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Bible Ignored, Kagan Nominated



Please forward this to other pastors and Christian leaders.



By Bryan Fischer



The biblical standard of justice is quite clear: no partiality, period. No partiality to the rich, no partiality to the poor. Justice is to be evenhanded and utterly fair. The man - rich or poor - who is in the wrong is to be punished, the man - rich or poor -…

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Australia's Call to Prayer and 40-Day Fast for the "Healing of the land" Down Under



News Release (July 6, 2010)

We, as the people of God, must accept responsibility and cry out to God for forgiveness on behalf of our land. We must also pray for our leaders as in 1Timothy 2:1-4



We invite you to join with us to call the Christian people of this nation to pray and fast for 40 days [which began] on Monday the 5th of July 2010 and finishes on the 13th of August 2010 which is National Marriage Day.



The…

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Added by Raising Up A Standard on July 6, 2010 at 11:57am — No Comments

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