June 22, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Doing Without to Know God More

We have been using our Thursday posts to examine some spiritual disciplines. Previously we have looked at the practices of silence and solitude, both basic and necessary habits that help us develop other disciplines. Today, let’s look at an oft-misunderstood … Continue reading

June 8, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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When Your Prayers Are Boring

Do you get bored with praying? Do you feel like your prayers are repetitive? Does the repetitive feel lead you to think your praying may be useless? I recently had a friend ask me about prayers feeling repetitive. That got … Continue reading

April 13, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Opportunities for You

Here is an update on a couple things going on in my life that might appeal to you. First, I just completed a five-session study on prayer for our church, FBC Walnut Ridge. We called the study Keys to Prayer. I … Continue reading

April 3, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Prayer Walking

Prayer walking is defined by Dr. Dan Crawford: “Prayer walking is intercession on location, with information, in cooperation, against opposition, for glorification.” The key is “on location.” I can pray for anything and everything in my recliner, but when I … Continue reading

March 27, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Nehemiah’s Prayer

This is the fourth in a series called “Keys to Prayer.” These posts follow up on presentations I have been sharing at FBC Walnut Ridge on Sunday evenings. This post follows last night’s presentation entitled “Pray by the Book.” It … Continue reading

March 20, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Jesus’ Teachings on Prayer

Today we continue follow-up posts on our Sunday night series, Keys to Prayer, at FBC Walnut Ridge. You can access my PowerPoint slides from the presentation here: Pray like this. When the audio presentation is available, I will link it here. Last night … Continue reading

March 13, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Praying Prayers that Outlive You

NOTE: This is a follow up to our church-wide study on prayer. The PowerPoint presentation from March 12, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Walnut Ridge, can be found here: Keys to Prayer – How and What Do I Pray. The link to … Continue reading

March 9, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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A Prayer for a Teacher

Moses was the great teacher of Israel. I have been reminded of this as I have just completed reading Deuteronomy in my daily Bible readings. The book contains Moses’ last words for God’s people whom he had been leading for … Continue reading

March 6, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Our Duty of Prayer

I am presenting a Bible study on prayer, Keys to Prayer, at our church, First Baptist Church Walnut Ridge. These will be Sunday nights, March 5, 12, 19, 26, and April 2. Last night I spoke on “Understanding Prayer.” On … Continue reading

February 20, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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How Colleges Bring the Nations to Us

You know the Great Commission: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age (Matthew 28:19-20 ESV). But, what if the nations are coming to us? They are, through our colleges and universities. In 2015, just two years ago, nearly one million … Continue reading