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Jacob Wrestles

By |May 25th, 2019|Categories: Genesis, Sermons|Tags: |

Jacob had an interesting relationship with God. You may remember the story: Jacob and Esau were fraternal twins. From the beginning, they were polar opposites: Esau was a rough outdoorsman. He loved to go hunting. Jacob preferred to stick close to home. Esau was big and burly and hairy. Jacob was smaller and smooth-skinned. Because Esau had been the first of the twins to reach outside the womb, he was Isaac’s firstborn and in line [...]

Book Review: The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Book Reviews|Tags: , , |

The Practice of the Presence of God is just a little book. It is a compilation of letters and maxims written by Brother Lawrence along with recollections of conversations and a short biography written by his close friend, Joseph de Beaufort. Collected and published a few years after Brother Lawrence’s death in 1691, the book became a classic, highly recommended by such men as John Wesley and A.W. Tozer. Brother Lawrence was not a great [...]

Book Review: Let Us Pray by Watchman Nee

By |January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Book Reviews|Tags: |

Watchman Nee wrote prolifically, largely for the benefit of his Little Flock. One such work is the little book, Let Us Pray. Nee writes in a simple, heartfelt style. As he writes, he seems to come at his point from many different directions as though walking about and inspecting every aspect of it. Some may find this repetitive, but I found it has the effect of engendering familiarity with the concept and broadening the understanding. [...]

Intercession

By |December 29th, 2011|Categories: 1 Timothy, Articles, Colossians, Ephesians, Hebrews|Tags: , |

How is your prayer life? Mine can always use improvement. So, I was studying some verses on prayer when I came across this one: First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men... This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Tim. 2:1,3-4 To tell [...]

Wait for the Lord

By |October 29th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Isaiah, Psalms|Tags: , , , , |

Fast food. Microwaves. Pay-per-view movies. Instant Messaging. E-Mail. YouTube. Our lives are filled with time saving, instant gratification conveniences. There are not many things we will voluntarily stand in line for. We don’t like to wait. Unemployment. Unpaid bills. Growing children. Medical bills. Home repairs. Inflation. Flat tires. Grouchy co-workers. Marital stress. Pain. Fear. Anger. Our lives are drained with stresses from every direction. We know we need to pray, but we find it hard [...]

The Privilege of Prayer

By |September 23rd, 2010|Categories: Articles, Ephesians, Hebrews|Tags: , |

Prayer is an amazing thing. As believers saved by grace, we have an incredible privilege to “draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Heb. 4:16) Not only that, but through prayer, God offers us the incredible privilege of being an active part of His plan and purpose. Although He certainly does not need our help, God has chosen [...]