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More Than Prayer

Prayer is more than _____________________.Fill in the blank. It's more than what? It is more than a set of honey do's for God. It is more than a list of ailments you would like healed. Prayer is more than a phone call checking in with the "Big Guy" to make sure all is well. Prayer is more than a tool to get things done. Notice how those statements are framed. It may be...

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praying at all times

"Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,"(Ephesians 6:18, ESV) 'Praying at all times' is not a hard task 'Psssh' should be your response to that fist sentence. Have you ever tried to pray at all times? Yeah, but prayer is simple, it's just talking to God,...

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Prayers and Supplication

Prayers Supplication "In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence." (Hebrews 5:7, ESV) Hebrews 5:7 is a most amazing passage! For numerous reasons, but mostly because in it we learn that Jesus was heard because of his reverence. Je...

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Prayer Subtleties

"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way." (1 Timothy 2:12, ESV) Is prayer a discipline of the faith that Christians faithfully engage? Do you pray like you should? Is interced...

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Forgiveness over Culture

"To Him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."Acts 10:43 The Apostle Peter is preaching at Cornelius's house, telling of Jesus, telling of eye witness accounts that magnify the Judge of the living and the dead. Amazingly, there is tremendous significance in a man, like Peter, from a people like the...

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Word Central - Pt. 3

"And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith." (Acts 6:7, ESV) Religion begets more religion. Religious deeds, ideas, and actions that accomplish the purposes of fulfillment and completion in the life of a person. Notably there is a desire for mo...

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Word Central - Pt. 2

"And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith." (Acts 6:7, ESV) It wasn't long ago that this very passage was the subject of a Pastor's Corner. Yet here we are looking at Acts 6:7 again. It is a wonderful passage regarding God's Word and its increa...

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Word Central - Pt. 1

"And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith." Acts 6:7 (ESV) I was once told by a pastor how he avoids the controversy of the book of Acts. His solution to the problem presented by Acts was to keep from preaching Acts if at all possible. His posi...

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Attention!

"My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh." (Proverbs 4:2022, ESV) Pay attention! Be attentive. A simple command given by parents, teachers, coaches, and managers alike. Most of questions can be answered this...

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Who is.. a doubter

""Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders? You stretched out your right hand; the earth swallowed them. "You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed; you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode." (Exodus 15:1113, ESV) Who is like the Lord? There are no...

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