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    Jeff Lucas: Learning to hear from God

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    It’s a phrase that’s bandied about too frequently in Christian circles: The Lord told me. We’ve all met those breathlessly confident souls who imply that everything they do is directed by the voice of God.

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    Jeff Lucas: Strange Fire

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    The charismatic/pentecostal movement includes around 500 million people worldwide – about 25% of the total number of professing Christians. That’s a lot of people. And according to one man, John MacArthur, they are guilty of blaspheming the Holy Spirit.

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    Popeye Lucas: Nearly four decades of pastoral leadership has taught me this unpalatable truth: people rarely change

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    It being the New Year, I’ve been pondering potential resolutions. I’m going easy on myself this time around. Rather than aspiring to lofty, impossible goals, I’ve settled on some more reachable objectives.

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    Jeff Lucas: Unhappy Campers

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    God is a camper. And I am not. I’ve tried the outdoorsy life, lured by the gentle pitter-patter of rain on canvas, late night chatter around a roaring campfire, and the cocooning warmth of a sleeping bag.

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    Jeff Lucas: The Cactus Stalkers

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Staying overnight at a bed and breakfast this week, we found the bed to be comfortable, but the breakfast not quite so. We began the day seated around a large kitchen table shared with the other guests, which included a couple of enthusiastic evangelists. Their passion was unswerving, and unnerving with it. With no idea that we were believers, their eyes glowed with joy as they breathlessly chattered away about their vital mission.

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    Long Distance Commuter

    2014-01-27T00:00:00Z

    Known nationwide for his winsome, insightful application of Christian truth from the platform and in print, Jeff Lucas divides his time between the USA and the UK. Andy Peck asks him about his call to the US, unusual insights on church growth in a charismatic seeker-friendly church and an extraordinary build-up of frequent flyer miles.

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    Where Do You Live: Shame City Or Grace Land?

    2014-01-27T00:00:00Z

    Many believers are crippled by guilt and shame – why? Don’t swallow Satan's lies, writes Jeff Lucas, instead accept God's free gifts of grace and forgiveness.

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    Getting Rid of Religion: Part One

    2014-01-26T00:00:00Z

    Jeff Lucas calls on us to avoid religious Christianity that is loud, legalistic and critical of others. In the first of a two-part article based on some sessions from last year's Spring Harvest he identifies symptoms of 'mere religion'.

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    10 Myths About Prayer: Part One

    2014-01-26T00:00:00Z

    No one doubts its importance but few feel especially competent. In a two part series reflecting on his own struggles with prayer, Jeff Lucas looks at five myths that can hinder our prayer life.

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    10 Myths About Prayer: Part Two

    2014-01-26T00:00:00Z

    Jeff Lucas is a well-known speaker and author, and part of the Spring Harvest Leadership Team.