If you missed part 1 you can find it here. Give Up Control When we left Peter he was telling Jesus that His plan was all wrong. The plan didn't fit Peter's idea of what God should be doing so Peter pulls Jesus aside and rebukes Him. Jesus' reply pointed out what Peter … Continue reading Surrender (part 2)
“So Peter was kept in prison but fervent prayer for him was persistently made to God by the church [assembly].” Amplified Bible The prayer that has power is the prayer offered unto God. Praying with power includes a fervent spirit and a willingness to persevere! Praying with power includes four very important elements. First, … Continue reading Guest Post – Praying With Power by Hannah Williams
Some choose to resist God, but Mary chose to surrender to His will. In the same way, God wants us to waive the white flag, raise our hands, and surrender ourselves to Him.
I am excited today to share a guest post by my friend Hannah Williams. She is a new member of our church and an author. I pray it will be an encouragement to you as she challenges us from God's word. “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, … Continue reading Principles of Effective Prayer
It struck me this week how much we get in the way of accomplishing our own goals. As Christians, we say that we want to reach the world, and we probably mean it on some level. Sometimes, though, we wonder why our churches aren’t growing or why God isn’t doing more, but then we … Continue reading We’re getting in our own way
Last week I spent a couple of days attending the National Worship Leader Conference, hosted by Worship Leader Magazine, featuring many well-known speakers and worship leaders. The conference was held about 15 minutes down the road from me, so it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I’m glad I went.
I met some new people, heard some thought-provoking teaching, enjoyed some good meals and conversations with worship leader friends, and experienced in-person some of the modern worship trends that are becoming the norm in evangelicalism. It was eye-opening in many ways.
Over the last few days I’ve been processing some of what I saw and heard.
Worship Leader Magazine does a fantastic job of putting on a worship conference that will expose the attendees to a wide variety of resources, techniques, workshops, songs, new artists, approaches, teachings, and perspectives. I thought of Mark Twain’s famous quote…
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We have been talking about prayer the last couple of weeks at my church, so I thought I would share some of what we have been learning here. The following observations all come from Matthew Chapter 6. I hope that they will be a help to you! Pray in Secret – verses 5-6 … Continue reading Lessons on Prayer