Until They Know You Care
People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care. If we are going to be effective at sharing the good news of Jesus we must be people who invest in others, care for them, and be ready to share the gospel.
Calling on the Name of the Lord
At the core Christians are known as people who call upon the name of the Lord. Knowing what it means to call and practicing this opens up a new world of relationship to God. A world of deeper dependency and intimacy awaits.
In the Spirit
God has offered us not only the avenue of prayer but also assistance in prayer. Learning to pray in the Spirit is key to unlocking a powerful and effective prayer life.
Let the Redeemed Say So
Our salvation should bring us so much joy that we long to shout it from the roof top. Here the psalmist shows us what kind of joy we should have.
Persistence in Prayer
Throughout the Bible God calls his people to be persistent in their prayers. The disposition of persistence draws us near to God and prepares us for powerful prayer.
Laboring in Prayer
There is a false belief that prayer is supposed to be easy, simple, and casual. The reality is, prayer is difficult. It requires diligence, effort, and wrestling. We will commit to a life of laboring in prayer when we know laboring is common and believe prayer has purpose.
Should I be Baptized Again?
Baptism is the most sacred moment in the life of a believer. It’s no wonder that the doctrine and experience of baptism comes under serious attack from Satan. A common question from Christians is “Should I be baptized again?” This question requires careful attention to ensure we are both practicing biblical baptism as well as not undermining its potency.
To Know God’s Will
A main focus for many in prayer is to know God’s will for their life. We desire to know which steps to take, to have God help us with decisions, and hope to do the right things. The Bible teaches us about how to discern God’s will for our lives, but the main question the Bible answers is not HOW God guides us, but rather WHO God is able to guide. Psalm 25 shows us the person God is able to guide.
Lord, Teach us to Pray – Pt. 2
To help his disciples learn how to pray Jesus turns to every day encounters. In that he shows us that prayer requires persistence more than mechanics and we as humans are already familiar with the practice of prayer – we just need to learn how to pray to God. We begin to do this when we grow in confidence in God through his promises and proof of power.
Lord, Teach us to Pray – Pt. 1
The disciples of Jesus saw him pray, and pray a lot. Prayer was the central force in Jesus’ life and his disciples wanted to know how to do that. So when they asked how Jesus began by teaching them, not mechanics but substance. He gave them his word to pray. Learning to pray the Word of God is the best place to start learning how to pray.