Helping You to Pray

This message was delivered on a Wednesday evening as part of the series, Taking Hold of God. Taking Hold of God By Calling Upon His Name Isaiah 64:6-7, John 16:23-24 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and […]

Who Will End the Violence?

Who Will End the Violence? Isaiah 9:4-6 These days, our headlines are full of violence. There have been a number of news items about domestic strife and race-based violence. On the international scene, we read of ongoing brutality by Islamic terrorists. The question on many of our minds is this: Who will stop the violence? As […]

Taking Hold of God Because He Has Taken Hold of You

From a recent chapel message at Heritage Christian School in Findlay, Ohio Taking Hold of God Because He Has Taken Hold of You “Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:12) […]

The Tears of a Tender Heart

“Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends.” – George Müeller   Go, inquire of the Lord for me, and for them that are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the […]

The Greatest Escape

Do you ever wish that you could escape from all your troubles? In Psalm 55, David expressed his wish for the wings of a dove so that he could fly away (v.6-7). On that occasion, the terrors of death possessed David’s fearful, trembling heart (vs. 4-5). In anguish of soul, he wrestled with betrayal by […]

When Your Spirit Is Deeply Troubled

Taking Hold of God When Your Spirit is Deeply Troubled 1 Samuel 1:1-2:2 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore. (1 Samuel 1:10) Listen to the audio message here. How will you confront those bitter feelings that arise from personal attacks? You may try to ignore them, […]

I Will Pray with the Spirit

John Bunyan’s excellent little book on prayer is still helpful and relevant to us today. Forged in the fires of persecution for his faith, Bunyan’s work clears away the clutter and helps the reader understand the practice of prevailing prayer. Most well known for his book, “Pilgrim’s Progress,” Bunyan was a prolific writer and preacher. […]

A Fountain for Faithful Prayer

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving (Colossians 4:2) Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18) How are we supposed to “continue in prayer;” to “pray without ceasing?” These commands (and they are commands) come with help […]