>PRAYER LIST OF THE WEEK

August 21, 2011 3:46 am

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Currently Reading:

OUR LAST GREAT HOPE
by Ronnie Floyd

Category: Evangelism / Missions

Let us pray for the salvation of these three celebrities:

1. Jesse Eisenberg
2. Michelle Rodriguez
3. Antoine Fuqua

If you have any prayer requests for certain Hollywood people, suggestions are welcome. Let’s make every effort to get as many Hollywood people into heaven as possible before His return.

O Lord God, be merciful to the rich and famous souls of Hollywood, that they may repent of their self-righteousness and fall on the righteousness and mercy of Your beloved Son.

>UPDATE ON HMP

August 19, 2011 5:18 pm

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Currently Reading:

THE PURSUIT OF GOD
by A.W. Tozer

Category: Christian Living

Hollywood Mission: Possible is currently in the final proofread stage. It’s another way of saying the in-house editor of WinePress Publishing is checking the entire manuscript for spelling and grammar mistakes. This should make for the cleanest and nicest presentation possible. This process should take a few more days.

From what I know, the release should still be around mid-September. I’m very anxious, as I know some of you are looking forward to its release as well. When I hear new news, I’ll post it up. Thanks for supporting my book. I hope it will be a blessing to you.

>PRAYER LIST OF THE WEEK

August 12, 2011 7:03 pm

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Currently Reading:

THE MURDER OF JESUS
by John MacArthur

Category: Biblical Studies / Christian Living

Let us pray for the salvation of these three Hollywood stars this week:

1. Mickey Rourke
2. Julianne Moore
3. Harvey Weinstein

>A DAY WITH BILLY ZANE

August 10, 2011 7:15 pm

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Currently Reading:

WITH
by Skye Jethani

Category: Christian Living

My evangelist friend Jonathan Khan told me a fascinating story about his evangelistic encounter with actor Billy Zane on the set of a television show a month ago. Apparently Jonathan approached Billy at the end of the lunch break or down time and gave him a Million Dollar Bill tract. Billy asked what the Bill was and Jonathan responded by saying it shows how a person can be forgiven of all their sins before a holy God.

Jonathan then took Billy through some of the Commandments, asking Billy if he had ever lied, stolen, lusted, etc. Billy admitted to transgressing all these moral laws, yet he still proclaimed his own goodness. Billy was self-righteous and repeatedly claimed that he didn’t believe the Bible to be God’s Word. Jonathan tried to hammer Billy to show him the reality of a moral absolute and to humble him, but at that moment a production crew called Billy back to set. Regrettably, the evangelistic conversation was cut short before Jonathan could share the good news of what Christ did on Calvary.

What’s funny is that during the moments in between takes, Jonathan looked up occasionally and saw Billy staring at him! This doesn’t happen very often since principle actors rarely associate, talk, or look at extras. It seems as if Billy was convicted to some sort of alienation or antagonism for Jonathan.

Let us pray on this day for the salvation of Billy Zane, that he may humble himself before God and throw himself entirely on the mercy and grace of Christ.

>PRAYER LIST OF THE WEEK

August 4, 2011 4:34 am

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Currently Reading:

EVANGELISM
by John MacArthur and the Pastors and Missionaries of Grace Community Church

Category: Evangelism / Church Ministry

Let us pray for the salvation of these three celebrities this week:

1. Miley Cyrus
2. Keanu Reeves
3. George Lucas

>APPROACHING DAY

July 26, 2011 4:32 am

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Currently Reading:

KNOWING GOD
by J.I. Packer

Category: Theology

Hollywood Mission: Possible is currently in the final proofread stage, which should take about a month. By the looks of this, WinePress should have the book printed and out in the public by early to mid September if things go smoothly. I’m doing all I can on my part to quicken the process, although not hastily sacrificing attention to detail and quality along the way.

I’m excited. I hope you are as well. This book will be quite a treat for the world of Christian literature.

>KEYS TO EFFECTIVE PRAYER

July 11, 2011 5:45 am

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Currently Reading:

WHAT DID YOU EXPECT??
By Paul David Tripp

Category: Marriage & Family / Christian Living

Prayer is very important in the salvation of the lost. At most times, we evangelize unbelievers and our efforts don’t seem to bring people to salvation right away. This can seem disappointing, especially when we want to see people immediately repent and be baptized by the Holy Spirit much like in Acts 2. All we can really do afterwards is pray that God will be merciful to draw our unbelieving prospects to salvation before they die. As Jesus says in John 6:44, “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him…” Prayer has worked in bringing people to salvation and continues to work everyday. However, we must have our hearts right with the Lord if we want our prayers to be answered.

I have attached ten crucial hindrances to effective and answered prayers (adapted from the bestselling Christian book THE LOVE DARE by Alex and Stephen Kendrick). I hope this helps, especially in your own journey in praying for the salvation of the lost, whether they be celebrities or close ones.

Ten Things that Block Prayer:
  1. Praying without knowing God through Christ: John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
  2. Praying from an unrepentant heart: Psalm 66:18: “If I regard wickedness in my heart, the Lord will not hear…”
  3. Praying for show: Matthew 6:5: “When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward in full.”
  4. Praying repetitive, empty words: Matthew 6:7-8: “And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.”
  5. Prayers not prayed: James 4:2: “You do not have because you do not ask.”
  6. Praying with a lustful heart: James 4:3: “You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.”
  7. Praying while mistreating your spouse: 1 Peter 3:7: “You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman, and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.”
  8. Praying while ignoring the poor: Proverbs 21:13: “He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be answered.”
  9. Praying with bitterness in your heart toward someone: Mark 11:25-26: “Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions.”
  10. Praying with a faithless heart: James 1:6-8: “But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”

>PRAYER LIST OF THE WEEK

July 6, 2011 3:52 am

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Currently Reading:

THE HOLINESS OF GOD
by R.C. Sproul

Category: Theology / Christian Living

Let us pray for the salvation of these three stars this week:

1. Peter Jackson
2. Ariana Grande
3. Jennifer Aniston

>CHRISTIAN QUOTES

June 27, 2011 3:20 am

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“The moment you begin to ponder the essence of truth, you are brought face-to-face with the requirement of a universal absolute – the eternal reality of God.” – John MacArthur

“Instead of bemoaning our own predicaments, how often do we look at the world, with all its evil and suffering, and say to God, “Forgive me for my part in the world’s sin?” – Randy Alcorn

“Hence that dread and amazement with which, as Scripture uniformly relates, holy men were struck and overwhelmed whenever they beheld the presence of God…Men are never duly touched and impressed with a conviction of their insignificance until they have contrasted themselves with the majesty of God.” – John Calvin

“The cross is the continental divide between human wisdom and divine wisdom.” – John Piper

“Any good that comes our way doesn’t come to us solely because we have done something good, but because God is good.” – Ray Comfort

“We cannot come to Christ to be justified until we have first been to Moses, to be condemned. But once we have gone to Moses, and acknowledged our sin, guilt, and condemnation, we must not stay there. We must let Moses send us to Christ.” – John R.W. Stott

“The human dilemma is this: God is holy, and we are not, God is righteous, and we are not.” – R.C. Sproul

“Our greatest fulfillment lies in giving ourselves to others.” – Henri Nouwen

“We must allow the Bible to say what is says, not what we think it ought to say.” – Jerry Bridges

“If man is not made for God, why is he only happy in God? If man is made for God, why is he so opposed to God?” – Blaise Pascal

“The wisdom of “the wise and understanding” has produced remarkable scientific advances. But it leaves out the most important reality, namely God. From one side it is stunning for its achievements, and from another side it is stunning for its stupidity in missing the main thing.” – John Piper

“Christ became what we are in order to make us what He is.” – St. Irenaeus of Lyons

“I believe it to be a grave mistake to present Christianity as something charming and popular with no offense in it. Seeing that Christ went about the world giving the most violent offense to all kinds of people, it would seem absurd to expect that the doctrine of His person can be so presented as to offend nobody…Whatever His peace was, it was not the peace of an amiable indifference.” – Dorothy Sayers

“There are only two kinds of men: the righteous, who believe themselves sinners; the rest, sinners, who believe themselves righteous.” – Blaise Pascal

“Either there is a God or there isn’t. Both possibilities are frightening.” – Ray Comfort

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I would sooner bring one person to Jesus than unravel all the mysteries of the Word, for salvation is the thing we are to live for.” – Charles Spurgeon

More quotes to come!

>PRAYER LIST OF THE WEEK

June 25, 2011 3:47 am

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Currently Reading:

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT
by Raymond E. Brown

Category: Biblical Studies / Theology

Let us pray for the salvation of these three stars this week:

1. Bruce Willis
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger
3. Jennifer Garner