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» The Marriage and Marriage Supper of the Lamb
Introduction Where will the Church be during the 70th week of Daniel 9 (the last seven years prior to the Second Coming of Christ, which has been popularly called the Tribulation period)? Several things presented in the Book of the Revelation indicate that the Church will be in Heaven with Christ during that time period. […]

» Harnessing the Wind
“What manner of man is this! For he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.” Luke 8:25 Who can harness the wind? Meteorologists have gained a great deal of understanding about weather systems in the last several decades. They are now able, fairly accurately, to predict the direction and speed of winds even days in advance. […]

» Resting in God’s Faithfulness
It was late afternoon and I was knee deep in yard work. My wife flagged me down over the desperate cry of the mower. “It’s Bob,” she mouthed to me, making a motion with her hand indicating that he was crying. My heart sank.  The last few months had been a roller coaster battle with drug addiction. […]

» The Chief Reason We Should Pray
There are many reasons why every Christian ought to give himself to prayer but chief among all the reasons why we should pray is this: our Lord fervently prayed, and “he that sayeth he abideth in Him [Christ] ought himself also so to walk even as He [Christ] walked” (1 John 2:6). Jesus’ ministry began in prayer (Luke 3:21) and closed in prayer (Luke […]

» Reasons For Us to Pray
There is little value in studying and reading about prayer if we do not pray. In fact, learning about prayer can be positively harmful because it increases our responsibility and intensifies our guilt if we fail to pray. Prayer is one of the highest privileges of the child of God, the most significant form of service that can be rendered to God […]

» Your Heart in the New Year
At the start of this New Year, I have been doing a great deal of thinking about pride, brokenness and the man of God. In Deuteronomy 8:14, Moses warned the people against having a proud heart, using the Hebrew word rĂ»m which is elsewhere used about an upraised formation of rocks. The imagery is vivid: […]

» Operational Procedures of Prayer
In addition to the Scripture’s teaching regarding a balanced menu of prayer (see previous post), the Scriptures provide us with some important standard operational procedures. The Army calls these SOP’s. If believers are going to have an effective prayer ministry, they need to keep these biblical SOP’s constantly before them. The Operational Procedures of Prayer There are at least four standard […]

» A Balanced Menu of Prayer
There are at least five different kinds of prayer revealed in 1 Timothy 2:1, along with 1 John 1:9. All of them should be incorporated into our prayer life. Supplication The first kind of prayer listed in 1 Timothy 2:1 is supplication. The first six letters “supply” indicate the significance of this word. We are to pray about the supplying of our […]

» The Privilege & Responsibility of Prayer
Most believers are aware of the importance Scripture places on the exercise of prayer. Most would agree that believers should pray “without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) and need lengthy seasons of prayer (Matthew 26:36-42), but are unaware of how to implement these principles in daily life. In fact, saints are often unaware of some of the very basic data concerning their privilege and responsibility […]

» A Balance in Missions
Maintaining balance is hard in ministry.  All pastors will admit how difficult it is to stay balanced in our ministries and in our churches. Rabbit trails, diversions, hobbyhorses, obstacles, and blind spots await all of us if we’re not constantly focused on keeping our balance. Missionary outreach is one aspect of ministry I have carefully observed over the last three […]