Response: Coming to God as a Merchant or as a Lover?

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Posted by Kevin Baugh on

Last week, we had a break from our typical Sunday services, celebrating "Soup-er Bowl Sunday."  Our food drive brought in 2,287 pounds of food for Dulles South Food Pantry -- 1,536 pounds from Falcons fans and 751 pounds from Patriots fans. Pastor Ed Allen interviewed Redskins punter ...

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Tags: lover, merchant, prayer

How to Relate to God: Prayer

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Pastor Ed Allen is preaching a series going through the seven habits for building balanced spiritual lives.  Today he began focusing on the second habit in the "Up" direction: Practice creative devotion. This week, we're starting at the beginning, with Prayer, the language of our connection ...

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Tags: child, lover, prayer, up, creative devotion

Celebrating Christmas!

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

This year, we won't be having regular Sunday services because of Christmas and New Year's Eve, but here's what we do have in store: Christmas Eve Services! This year, we're having two services on Christmas Eve.  The first, at 4:00, will be family-oriented, and will not have any fire. The ...

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Tags: brunch, christmas, christmas eve, new year's, prayer

Audacious

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

On Sunday, Pastor Ed preached an Advent sermon titled "Audacious," covering the passage in Luke 1 where the angel announces to Zechariah that he will have a son. This is not about audacious prayer, but about audacious answers. 3 Traveling Points from Dr. Luke: 1)  This Stuff Really ...

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Tags: advent, answers, audacious, prayer, resurrection, zechariah

Book Review - Moving Mountains

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

I'm cross posting this review from my book review website, because this is the book my small group recently studied -- and our lives were blessed. Moving Mountains Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority by John Eldredge Nelson Books, 2016.  248 pages.Starred Review Moving ...

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Tags: moving mountains, prayer

Walking with God in the School of Prayer

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Posted by Ray Schmidt on

Walking With God In The School of Prayer Ok, so here we were a few months ago sitting in our Small Group (aka Home Fellowship for you Gateway old-timers) discussing what to “study.” We had just finished a book called Waking the Dead and it proved to be a powerful time of growth; both ...

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Tags: moving mountains, prayer

Prayer in Context

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

John Maulella brought the message this past Sunday, continuing a series on Prayer.  He looked at John 15:1-17, giving us a context for prayer. He began by saying that we often ask "How do I pray more effectively?" meaning "How do I get what I want?"  We're practical, wanting a list of ...

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Tags: connection, context, john 15, prayer, vine

A Framework for Prayer

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Posted by Eva Weitzel on

November 8, 20115 Pastor Ed Allen began a new series entitled “A Framework for Prayer”. We are never finished in learning how to pray. There are three ways of learning to pray: affective, attention and plan. Pastor Ed is going to take us on a journey, looking into how to plan ...

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Tags: framework, paul, prayer

Ministry Team Feature: The Prayer Team

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

I'd like to periodically feature the different ministry teams at Gateway.  It's easiest to start with the one I'm on, the Prayer Team, led by Julie Abraham.  Here's hoping this is the first of several features on ministry teams. Who is currently on the Prayer Team? Julie Abraham is the ...

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Tags: ministry teams, praise, prayer, prayer team