John Wesley Leek

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Name: John Wesley Leek
Date registered: March 14, 2012
URL: http://www.blogger.com/profile/18424587406465161537

Latest posts

  1. JohnLeek.com: Indiana Jones Invites You to the Prayer Meeting — July 22, 2013
  2. JohnLeek.com: Evangelism is a Way of Being in Love — June 3, 2013
  3. JohnLeek.com: How Deep the Father’s Love for Us — May 18, 2013
  4. JohnLeek.com: A Short Prayer For Today (Boston + Texas) — April 19, 2013
  5. JohnLeek.com: Knowing the Spirit is the Cure for Loneliness — April 11, 2013

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Jul 22 2013

JohnLeek.com: Indiana Jones Invites You to the Prayer Meeting

Original post at http://www.johnleek.com/2013/07/indiana-jones-invites-you-to-prayer.html


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You want to talk to God. 

Let's go seem Him together. 

I've got nothing
 better to do.  

- Indiana Jones

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Jun 03 2013

JohnLeek.com: Evangelism is a Way of Being in Love

Original post at http://www.johnleek.com/2013/06/evangelism-is-way-of-being-in-love.html


We're all evangelists now. Even self proclaimed athiests want you to come to their point of view!

When we love something we tell people about it and why. We want them to appreciate the same things we do ("Check out this band!") or use the same products ("I'm a mac and I'm a pc.").

We do the same things with sports teams. We extol the positives and bury the negatives. When we're doing it right it's the same with relationships. Isn't it?


Evangelism doesn't have to be hard or complicated or embarrassing. There's this guy, we call him Jesus, who did more for us than we could ever do for ourselves. God, in the Holy Spirit, meets and knows us and never leaves us. 

Why would we talk less about this relationship than our others?

Why stop being an evangelist only when it comes to the most important thing?

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May 18 2013

JohnLeek.com: How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

Original post at http://www.johnleek.com/2013/05/how-deep-fathers-love-for-us.html


Only one song has seemed to capture the emotion I've been going through as I graduate from Asbury Seminary, leave my stint in hospital chaplaincy and move to Natchez, MS to begin as a pastor.



What surprised me was to discover recently in a conversation with my Mom that this song isn't that old. It was first published in 1995.

Another version by Joy Williams of "The Civil Wars:"



Times of inner turmoil, even when those times are good, call for deep music. This has stuck with me this past week or so.

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Apr 19 2013

JohnLeek.com: A Short Prayer For Today (Boston + Texas)

Original post at http://www.johnleek.com/2013/04/a-short-pray-for-today-boston-texas.html


Tragic events, like those ongoing in Boston and Texas, sometimes leave us feeling isolated and overwhelmed. In these times it is tempting to close ourselves off for protection, but there is a better way.

Lord Jesus, lead us to love and not "play it safe." Lift us to see you through the mess we know. Cast out fear and grant us a courage to meet and serve the world as you have. Amen.

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Apr 11 2013

JohnLeek.com: Knowing the Spirit is the Cure for Loneliness

Original post at http://www.johnleek.com/2013/04/knowing-spirit-is-cure-for-loneliness.html


Come, oh Holy Spirit!
Come, power of God and tender sweetness of God!
Come, you who are both motion and rest!
Renew our daring,
Be our companion so that we will not feel lonely in this world.
Create in us intimacy with God!
We do not say any longer, as the Prophet said,
"Come from the four winds"
as though we did not yet know where you come from.
We say, "Come, Spirit, from the pierced side of Christ on the Cross!
Come on the breath blowing from the lips of the Risen Jesus!"

(An ancient prayer found in Cantalamessa's Come, Creator Spirit p.22)

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Apr 10 2013

JohnLeek.com: Holy Spirit Breathing Exercises

Original post at http://www.johnleek.com/2013/04/holy-spirit-breathing-exercises.html


What happens if, for whatever reason, we have to hold our breath for a while? We have a tremendous sense of asphyxiation: "I can't breathe. I'm suffocating!" If we only knew how to hear the cry of our own soul when we have neglected to pray too long a time and so been deprived of the Holy Spirit, we would hear the same cry: "I can't breathe. I'm suffocating!" If someone is about to faint, we usually hold them and say, "Breathe. Breathe deeply!" We need to say the same to those about to shrug their shoulders and give up the struggle against evil: "Turn to prayer, and take deep breaths of the Holy Spirit!
- Cantalamessa in Come, Creator Spirit p.20

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