Tag Archives: Prayer

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George Mueller: Bypassing God’s Law for a New Standard of Holiness

The same kind of abstraction from the law [as puritan author William Gurnall] is to be found in George Mueller, one of the winsome figures of nineteenth-century piety. A basic motive in Mueller’s perspective was his anti-postmillennialism, (He was a premillennialist.) Mueller bypassed the law for a new standard of holiness, a dependence on faith […]

Little Boy Prays TO Barack Obama

The man stands for all things godless, yet how many other young minds in this country are being either taught or allowed to think of Obama as so much more than President? Barack Obama, thank you for doing everything and all the kind stuff. Thank you for all the stuff that you helped us with. […]

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A Question of Gratitude

What if you woke up this morning with only that which you thanked God for yesterday? I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because […]

Louie Giglio Withdraws Himself from Presidential Inauguration

Louise Giglio, of Passion 2013 fame, has withdrawn himself from saying the prayer at Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration. I wonder why? Supposedly, he did so after being criticized for his anti-gay comments in a sermon that was dug up and promoted on the internet by who knows who. That, at least, is the report given […]

Cooperative Baptists Going the Way of Emergents

  There’s a disturbing and growing trend in Baptist camps, namely, that of the practice of contemplative worship. It’s an ancient form of worship alright, but it’s not biblical. Just more strange fire leading Protestants back to Romish popery. This article in the Associated Baptist Press (ABP) talks about this growing trend. Listen to one […]

Obama to Open 2012 DNC Convention with 2-Hour Prayer to Allah

Let’s pray this is not true….. “If after reading this, there is even the slightest trace of doubt in your mind that Obama is a Pro-Muslim who desires to destroy our Constitution and create a Sharia Law American Caliphate, then you, my friend, are an absolute idiot. The Jumah At The DNC is a clarion […]

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The Kneeling Camel

The camel at the close of day Kneels down upon the sandy plain To have his burden lifted off, And rest again. My soul, thou too shouldst to thy knees When daylight draweth to a close, And let thy Master lift thy load, And grant repose. Else how canst thou tomorrow meet, With all tomorrow’s […]

We Need How Many People to Pray?

The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. – James 5:16 In regards to seeing revival or a great work of God, do we need large numbers or entire congregations to be praying? Here is food for thought. About this matter of millions of people praying. How many people does God need to […]

How Not to Pray

I believe strongly in the need for prayer; most people do not pray enough. The problem is that too many prayers ask for miracles from God when what is needed is faith, courage, and work on their part. In the Bible itself, the miracles are few, except mainly in three eras: the time of Moses; […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Praise & Thanksgiving

O my God, Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects, my heart admires, adores, loves thee, for my little vessel is as full as it can be, and I would pour out all that fullness before thee in ceaseless flow. When I think upon and converse with thee ten thousand delightful thoughts spring up, ten […]

Church, Something’s Got to Change!

The world can get almost anything it wants in the middle of the night, except the Church? Interesting thoughts from pastor Greg Locke:

Why Pray for the Lord’s Presence?

Have you ever been involved in corporate prayer in your local fellowship and heard prayers that were – how should I say it – unnecessary? For example, why have I heard so many plead to the Lord repeatedly for His presence as if He is not, in fact, present among them? We’re not talking about […]

Turning Prayer Into an Idol

It is almost, if not absolutely, redundant to say we live in dangerous times. It has been this way since the fall of man in the garden. Each generation brings it’s own shortcomings to the table, and the visible Church is no exception. I dare say, that in every case, the reason has been a […]

Q&A: Seeking the Power

Q: Where in Scripture are we told to seek the power of the Holy Spirit? A: Nowhere. Nor are we to seek the manifestation of God in any physical sense. John 14:21 promises us that Jesus will manifest Himself to us in obedience to His commands, but that is through His written Word, not by […]

He Lives to Make Intercession for Us

  The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but He holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. – […]

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So, You Want to See Revival?

Ok. Amos 9:13. “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it. Now, we have a garden in our home, and I can tell you, […]

I Lack Wisdom

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. – James 1:5 (NASB) “I lack wisdom.” And I do, it’s true. That’s quite a statement, isn’t it? In a world of self-marketing and promotion, it may be […]

5 Things We Can Learn from Romanian Believers About Prayer

Trevin Wax has some good observations regarding what he learned from some foreign friends.

A Puritan’s Prayer: A Present Salvation

Creator and Redeemer God, Author of all existence, source of all blessedness, I adore thee for making me capable of knowing thee, for giving me reason and conscience, for leading me to desire thee; I praise thee for the revelation of thyself in the gospel, for thy heart as a dwelling place of pity, for […]

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Book of Acts & The Work of the Holy Spirit – the Norm for the Church?

Is the work of the Spirit of God in the book of Acts the norm for the Church today? No, it isn’t. You’d have to begin with external evidence combined with erroneous presuppositions. To attempt to establish a norm for all Christians in all ages from the book of Acts is not proper. It is […]

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