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10 Greatest OT Speeches that Moved a Generation


We’ve all been touched and moved by the words of others: A speech by our favorite political icon A sermon by our favorite preacher A lecture by our favorite professor Or, the charisma of our favorite actor. Their words captured our imagination, transported us to another world. Their words made us feel like we could change the world, even if it meant laying down our very lives. My personal favorite is Mel Gibson in Braveheart: They can take our lives, but they will never take our freedom. Similarly, when we look at scriptures, we find some incredibly moving rally cries. Defining moments that moved a generation. Here are my personal favorites. I hope you find them compelling as I do. Elijah Generation “Then Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!” But the people were completely silent… Elijah the prophet walked up to the altar and prayed, “O LORD, prove …

The Weakness of Great Men


The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor. Go in this might of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian; do not I send you? 15 Statements About Gideon the Mighty Man of Valor. Judges 6 Sometimes great men are found in lowly places. See verse 11 Sometimes great men have a false sense of humility. See verses 12, 13 Sometimes great men doubt God and question His faithfulness. See verse 13 Sometimes great men fail to realize that it is only in their weakness that God shows up strong. See verse 15 Sometimes great men fail to realize that victory is only certain if God is in it. See verse 16 Sometimes great men don’t recognize their greatness. So they waste their time devoted to common and frivolous things. See verse 11, 14 Sometimes great men doubt their greatness even when repeatedly reminded. See verse 12 Sometimes great men lack perspective in difficult surroundings and circumstances. See verse 12 Sometimes great men just don’t have a clue of how to take next …

10 more Bible Characters of great faith


10 more Bible Characters of great faith I wrote 10 Bible Characters of great faith on January 8, 2013 and it soon became the number one all-time post on my blog. Trust me, I didn’t plan that. I don’t know why, but it has been reblogged, downloaded, emailed, and shared on Facebook and Twitter more than any other post I have ever written, drawing incredible traffic and referrers from Google search Engine. I have also been slammed for choosing the characters I chose above other great characters of faith. So, on this one year anniversary of the most popular post on my blog, one year non-stop, I would like to propose “10 More Bible Characters of great faith.” A cloud of witnesses I would love to hang out with any day any time. Here is #1 of 10 More Enoch walked with God Genesis 5:24 Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him. I’ve always been mystified by this guy. But from Genesis through Revelation, from the garden to the city, …

10 Bible Characters of Great Faith


…we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses… It is very important to surround oneself with people who can impact your life for the good and not for the bad. Here is a list of a few great men and women worth hanging out with 24/7. 1. Noah was a man who took God seriously. Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him. Genesis 6:22 2.Nehemiah was a man who silenced the Nay Sayers and did what they said he couldn’t do. Then I replied to them, “The God of heaven will make us prosper, and we his servants will arise and build, but you have no portion or right or claim in Jerusalem.” Nehemiah 2:20 3. Job was a man whose life and resolve was tested beyond imagination, yet did not curse God. “In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.” Job 1:22 4. Joseph was a man who was completely devoted to the Lord even in times of injustice, betrayal, and temptation. “As for you, you …