Tag: Prayer

Private Lives Define Public Leaders

It was the great Puritan John Owen who said, “A minister may fill his pews, his communion roll, the mouths of the public, but what that minister is on his knees in secret before God Almighty, that he is and […]

The Antidote for Anxiety

When the trials of life unexpectedly come knocking at your door, the last thing you may be thinking about is joy. Yet, the Bible repeatedly calls us to have joy in life’s most turbulent times (James 1:2-3). How in the […]

The Mom Who Leaves a Spiritual Legacy

Famed 19th century preacher Charles Spurgeon was known for saying that mother’s will give a sad account on the last day if all they can say is, “Lord, here are my children. I raised them as gentlemen and left them wealthy.” […]

The Gift God Always Gives and How to Get it

An old preacher described a part of heaven full of packaged boxes with lovely ribbons across the top and a sign over the door reading, “Never delivered to earth because never requested from earth!” Yes, that’s kind of a silly image, but the […]

Why Does God Let You Suffer?

Attitude During Trials When I was eight my family vacationed through Arizona; I loved the golden rock formations and decided to take up rock collecting. By the time we got back home, I had a bag stuffed full of cactus […]

The Online Service that Prays for You!?

Originally posted by Pastor Mike Fleischmann These past couple of weeks I’ve been encouraging you to think outside the box about PRAYER.  I hope this is helpful, because I promise – I am NOT making this up! There is a web-based […]

95% of Churchgoers Headed to Hell

Revivalist preachers of the early 20th century used to say 95% of American churchgoers were on their way to hell. Not sure how they knew that. But, it does make me wonder what they would say about today’s churchgoing populace. […]

The Blood & Guts of Crucifixion

I’ve never been a stellar student. However, one lecture from a guest professor early in college, Dr. Truman Davis, glued itself to my brain’s hippocampus, and has not disappeared. The professor was a former ophthalmologist who quietly and graphically explained […]

Why Pray

As a Christian matures, learning that God is sovereign, omniscient, and unchangeable, he will begin asking important questions such as, “Why do I need to pray?” Sometimes a quick answer will be flung back to him, “Because God told us […]

A Model of Biblical Prayer

Prayer is one of the simplest disciplines for the Christian. Yet, it can also be the most misused and misguided. Aside from an improper view of God and Scripture, an improper prayer life can hinder fellowship with Christ. Furthermore, an improper […]