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Prayer

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Praying for Rain

Wanting to understand the heart behind united prayer, or how to lead a group in united prayer? Or maybe you just want to grow your prayer life with your family? This powerful resource, with already half a million copies in print, has been newly updated and is packed with lots of inspiration and practical tools to help get your group prayer off to a great start. If you love prayer, you will want to take this gem with you everywhere. (Available in 18 languages!)

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Prayer

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Experiencing God through Prayer and Praise

This inspirational packet, compiled by Jerry and Janet Page, contains many resources on prayer including topics like: Praising God, abiding in Jesus’ love, guidelines for those desiring anointing, encouraging promises and quotes on healing, principles of intercessory prayer, how to pray with your spouse, powerful promises for parents, what to pray for non-Christians, when Satan called a worldwide meeting, and much more. (Download the entire packet or choose topics individually.)

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Daily Discipleship

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Unplugged: Disconnect to Reconnect

Have you been struggling to focus spiritually? Has your personal devotional time gotten a little dry? Are you feeling somewhat disconnected from God and from those around you? Maybe it’s time for a “digital detox.” Read this inspiring and convicting article by Frank Hasel to get some practical ideas about how to pull the plug, so that you can re-connect with God and with those around you in more deep and meaningful ways.

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Worship

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The Family at Worship

Have you wished that you could have more meaningful family worships? This inspiring and practical article, by Clifford Goldstein, will give you some encouraging thoughts to help improve the quality of your time together. Family worship doesn’t have to be a stress! It can be the sweetest time of the day. To learn how, read more.

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Witnessing, Relationships

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Mission to the Families in the Cities: Family to Family

Family Ministries joins the Seventh-day Adventist Church's emphasis on sharing the love of Jesus and the hope of His soon return with people in some of the world's largest cities. By using the Family to Family resources, each Adventist family can reach others and help them become disciples of Jesus.

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Worship

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Fun and Easy Family Worship Memories

Looking for some fun and interesting family worship ideas. This document has over 25 practical ideas all jammed into two pages of reading. From reading Bible passages and asking each other questions, to making art out of paint chip samples, to making up a tune to a favorite Bible passage, to creating promise books, your family worships wont be the same after you start incorporating these ideas into your day.

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Relationships

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The Power of Prayer in Marriage

Did you know that the divorce rate among couples who pray together on a daily basis is less than one per thousand. That makes prayer an almost fool-proof way to secure your marriage! Unfortunately, the statistic show that only 4% of Christian couples actually do pray together. But you don’t have to be part of that statistic. Read more to learn how to incorporate praying together into your marriage.

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Daily Discipleship

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When We Put Jesus First

What would happen if we set aside our distractions and put our relationship with Jesus first? To set aside the things that are artificial, and receive something wonderful from Christ himself? Join several different families and individuals in this inspiring 3-minute video as their story unfolds. This video is sure to challenge and convict you in new ways as you seek a closer walk with Christ.

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Relationships

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Fasting and Prayer could Save Your Marriage

Are you and your spouse growing further and further apart? Are you wondering what you can do to restore life and hope to your marriage? Consider fasting and praying together. This testimony, as told to Raluca Ril, is the personal story of one couple’s journey from despair to restoration.

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Total Member Involvement

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Total Member Involvement Ideas

Wondering how you can be involved in Total Member Involvement? There are thousands of ways. This document will give you many ideas to get started, for there are people in your sphere of influence that God is just waiting for you to reach. It's time to get involved, for God's glory...

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Total Member Involvement

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How to Begin Projects of Kindness

Wanting more ideas how you could reach out to those in your community. This "Projects of Kindness" document gives lots more great ideas of things you can do to reach out and share the love of Jesus with your neighbors and those in your sphere of influence. There is no excuse not to be involved. We all can do something for Jesus!

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Relationships

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When Divorce is the Best Solution

Do you feel that your marriage is on the brink of divorce? Well...maybe divorce is just what you need. But...before you jump to conclusions, read this article to find out exactly what kind of divorce it is that you might need. We are sure you are going to be challenged and convicted by this short but inspiring article.

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Prayer, Witnessing

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Praying for the World Next Door

Would you like to know how to pray more intelligently for those around you--those of other cultures, and religions? This beautiful booklet, compiled by Scott Griswold, gives some excellent and inspiring pointers. We pray you are encouraged to spend even more time on your knees.

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Healthy Lifestyle

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GC 2015 Week of Prayer 5 - Nedley - Music and the Brain

As we know, music has a vital roll to play in balancing the emotions and improving mental health. In this eye-opening two part series, given at the General Conference, Dr. Nedley talks about how we can use music to achieve optimal mental and spiritual health, for God's glory.

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Prayer

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Watch and Pray Pointers - by Cathie Hartman

What might "Watch & Pray" mean practically for us today? Cathie Hartman decided to research this topic a bit more, and this is what she found. As a result of putting these simple principles into practice, Cathie and her family have seen many answers to prayer and miracles in their life.

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Growing Faith

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"I want a Palace!" - Daring to Ask for More!

Listen to this 3-minute message as Melody challenges us to consider what it might mean to "Dare to Ask for More." Of course, this isn't about asking for physical palaces. This is about praying for God's honor that He may be glorified in our lives. This is about reaching out in faith for the miracles that we so desperately need, that only He can do! Let's get on our knees, claim God's promises, and dare to ask for more for His honor and glory! (Eph. 3:20)

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Prayer, Fasting

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2018 - 1st Qtr. - Fighting for our Family

We all have loved ones that we long to see have a closer walk with God. The theme for this quarter's day of prayer and fasting is titled, "Made Strong Through the Power of the Word: Interceding for Our Family." These materials will give you helpful tools to pray together as a family, and as a church family for your loved ones. (These program materials can be used again and again.)

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Testimonies

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Changed Lives: A Father's Transformation

In this short video, you will be blessed as one family shares how their lives were transformed through the power of Christ and His Word!

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Relationships

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Helping Heal the Wounds of Divorce

Wondering how to relate to a friend or loved one dealing with divorce? The following article, from the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries department, contains some practical suggestions. Whatever you do, don't ignore the person or situation. Think of how Jesus would act. Always treat with compassion and lots of love!

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Devotional Life

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Children's Day-by-Day with Jesus Bible Reading Guide

This printable foldout, produced by the General Conference Children's Ministries Department, is an abbreviated Bible Reading plan designed for children. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it." (Prov. 22:6)

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Growing Faith

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God's Messenger - Meeting Kid's Needs

This is a brand new web site created especially for teachers wanting to enhance their students‘ spiritual walk with Jesus. There are 38 fully-developed lessons on 10 important topics that Adventist school students face in their daily lives. Each faith-building lesson integrates heart-warming Adventist pioneer stories along with Scripture and Ellen White’s writings. We pray these resources will enrich the lives of your students, develop their faith in God, help them grow in Christian character, and build their sense of identity with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Relationships

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Dealing with Bitterness, Anger, and Resentment

In the series "Experiencing Hope," Mark Finley tackles the tough question of dealing with bitterness, anger, and resentment. How can we cope and experience a vibrant full life in Christ in the midst of pain, betrayal, and despair.

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Worship

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Ideas for Celebrating Sabbath in the Cities

If you live in a city, it's not easy to get into nature on Sabbath. Some congregations spend all day inside the church. But it's very important that your children have a variety of positive and creative Sabbath experiences. The following download from The Journal for Ministry Spouses gives some great suggestions. (Vol. 30, 1st Qtr. 2013)

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Testimonies

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Escaping the Pornography Tornado

This download, provided by The Journal for Ministerial Spouses, shares an amazing testimony of how one couple escaped the pornography vacuum that was destroying their marriage. If you know someone struggling in this area, this is a must read!

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Worship

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A Wrestling Match I will Never Forget

I have a special memory of my father during one Friday night worship. When my brother and I were young, Daddy traveled a lot as a minister, and this night was so special because he was home. My brother and I were giggling and laughing about nothing in particular. We were thrilled to have Dad’s time and attention. At first, Dad told us to settle down and be quiet as he read to us. But we couldn’t stop giggling. Suddenly...

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Worship

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Spending Time with Jesus - For Kids!

Wondering how to help your children make devotions interesting and engaging. The following download gives some practical tips for young minds to grow their daily time with Jesus, from how to explore Bible stories, to prayer time, worship kits, and how to read Bible verses. We pray this is a blessing for you and your children.

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Daily Discipleship

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What Every Christian Should Know About Halloween

Is it a big deal to dress up in costumes and collect candy with the kids? After all, we don't want our kids to miss out on the fun their friends are having! If you are asking this question, maybe it's time to dig more deeply into what it means to be a Christian living in a culture that is fast following after the world. In this article we are soberly reminded that being a Christian precludes any type of support for the Halloween festival, which is rooted in the occult.

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Relationships

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Praying for Your Marriage - with the Olivers

Does it make any difference how you pray for your marriage, and if it does, how should you pray? Meet Willie and Elaine Oliver, directors of the General Conference Family Ministries, and hear how they have seen God at work in answer to prayer in their own marriage and in marriages around the world!

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Revival

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Generation of Youth for Christ 2017

The Bible tells us, "Arise, shine, for your light has come..." (Isaiah 60:1-3). If you'd like to be inspired, or see fellow young people fall in love with Jesus in a new way, consider being part of Generation of Youth for Christ conference occurring in Phoenix, Arizona from Dec. 27-31, 2017. Thousands of young people from around the world will spend five days in Bible study, prayer, witnessing, fellowship, seminars, and sermons. It is our desire that this conference will help God's people respond to the call to arise, shine, and let the world see the glory of God.

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