Monthly Archives: November 2016

Why Read a Book on Prayer?

Why would you read a book about prayer? Maybe you are not sure about how to pray. No one has ever talked to you about it? Maybe you do pray but you think there are better ways to pray? Maybe … Continue reading

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Getting Serious about Context

“Christians who desire to pray more effectively must first spend more time reading those portions of God’s word which emphasize His holiness.”* Job knew of God’s holiness. You can hear it in the words “My ears had heard of you … Continue reading

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Special Thanksgiving Message…

From Stephen Witmer from the “Desiring God” Blog My comments today are almost exclusively from Mr. Witmer. Some of you readers may know that I have been trying to recover from a broken pelvis and in recent days I have … Continue reading

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Personal Honesty

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God [ Italics and underlining mine] [Romans 3:23]. What does this verse really say? For me it says we are all sinners…and it would be best to be honest … Continue reading

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Fear of God: The Necessary Surrender

“We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him” {italics and bold, mine} [James 9:31]. Recently, I posted on the fear of God. I discussed the idea that God … Continue reading

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What We do for Love…

What we do for love… When I fell in love with my wife, I felt I had to demonstrate my love in various ways to let her know I was a serious suitor. One thing I felt I had to … Continue reading

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Approaching the Unapproachable…

“Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.   There the angel of the Lord … Continue reading

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He Gives me What He Wants…

“You should know before you go further [in my book] that I passionately disagree with the notion that prayer is a way to get from God what we want. Christian prayer, as explained in Scripture, seems something else entirely: Prayer … Continue reading

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Four More Barriers to Prayer

W. Bingham Hunter digs a bit deeper than my previous post about why we don’t know much about prayer in today’s world. In his book The God Who Hears, he looks beyond the ideas that some Christians have no relational … Continue reading

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Struggling to Pray…

“Because prayer is an act of relationship, it should be an open and ongoing dialogue. First Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to ‘pray continuously.’ God may not be physically with us when we pray, but He is present with us, and … Continue reading

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