Praying the Word

In Acts 4:23-31, the early church responded to crisis with prayer.  Threatened with persecution, the church prays for God’s protection and the power of the Holy Spirit to be witnesses for Christ.  Most of the prayer is a recitation of Scripture.  God honors His…

Facing Your Goliath in the Lord's Strength

Facing Goliath 1 Samuel 17:2-11, 16, 23-24 2 Saul and the Israelites assembled and camped in the Valley of Elah and drew up their battle line to meet the Philistines. 3 The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another, with the valley between…

Mark 1:9-11 and the Trinity

The Life and Teaching of Jesus the Messiah Mark 1:9-11 9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn…

The Habit of Generosity

  The Scriptural Basis Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives; Proverbs 14:21 Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor. Proverbs 14:31 Whoever oppresses…

The Habit of Spiritual Breathing

1 John 1:5-2:2 5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and…

Praying like Jesus

Jesus Teaches Us to Pray Matthew 6:5-8 5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received…

Weekly Prayer Guide

Matthew 7:7-11 7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be…

THE HABIT OF BIBLE INTAKE

    Healthy Habits: We work out what God works in Phil. 2:12-13 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,…

The Truth of the Gospel

The Truth of the Gospel The good news of the gospel is that Jesus Christ lived a perfect life, died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and rose victoriously from the dead. We receive this truth of the gospel by…

40 Wresters

There is power in story. Jesus told stories to illustrate timeless Scriptural truth. We still remember His story of the “Good Samaritan” or His story of the “Farmer Sowing the Seed”. These stories stay with us; they speak to us and instruct us. When…