Category Archives: prayer

The Incredible Salvation of God

I think this story will encourage all of you. It’s true. Almost 30 years ago I ran an auto insurance agency in Germany for a company called Fortune. One day a clearly bewildered lady came in with a friend to … Continue reading

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James 1:5-7 Revisited: Nothing Doubting

We talked once about James 1:5-7 and how frightening it is that our prayers might not be answered because of a little doubt. What we determined was that the issue was not a little doubt that our prayers might be … Continue reading

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James 1:5-7: Faith and Doubt

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is … Continue reading

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In the Name of Jesus

I have heard several definitions of what it means to pray “in the name of Jesus.” I have heard even more of what it means to baptize in the name of Jesus. I want to suggest that we don’t need … Continue reading

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Morning by Morning

The Lord Yahweh has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with words him who is weary. He wakens me morning by morning. He wakens my ear to hear as those … Continue reading

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Groanings Too Deep To Be Uttered

In the same way, the Spirit also helps our weaknesses, for we do not know what to pray for like we should. However, the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings that cannot be uttered. ~Romans 8:26 Yesterday I … Continue reading

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Holy Distraction

Christians are not ordinary people. As the apostle Peter puts it, we are partakers of the divine nature equipped with everything we need for life and godliness (2 Pet. 1:3-4). We are sons of God, led by the Spirit of … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: This Week’s Readings

We will go through Matthew this week, and I have divided it up in this way: Monday, January 16: Matthew 1 to 7 Tuesday, January 17: Matthew 8 to 12 Wednesday, January 18: Matthew 13 to 17 Thursday, January 19: … Continue reading

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Keeping Track of Miracles

Because of the sorts of things I do online, I end up running across atheist arguments or in debates with atheists, at least occasionally. It can be amazing how confident they are that Christians’ prayers don’t get answered. I’m so … Continue reading

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Jesus Never Claimed To Be God

I guess they’re also like many (most?) Christians, who say glowing, worshipful things about the Bible, but who don’t actually read it, do what it says, or even believe the things it teaches. Continue reading

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