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What We Can Learn from How Jesus Prayed

E.M. Bounds, the middle Tennessee preacher from the Civil War era captured in his book, The Necessity of Prayer, how we need to pray. He wrote: Prayer, without fervour, stakes nothing on the issue, because it has nothing to stake. It comes with empty hands. Hands, too, which are listless, as well as empty, which […] Continue reading…

Crying Out to God

As I wrote in my last Blog there’s a huge difference between prayer and crying out to God. Unfortunately we’ve reduced prayer to something safe and it is unfortunate because genuine prayer, as we see it in the Bible, is crying out to God. We can see it in the book of Exodus. The children […] Continue reading…

Recognizing Heartfelt Prayer

I think something’s wrong with how many of God’s people and churches are looking at prayer. The problem is we’ve allowed prayer to become tame, safe—sometimes passionless, heartless, and even boring. I feel we’ve allowed it to become this way because of our own lack of personal experience passionately seeking Jesus’ face in the prayer […] Continue reading…

Calling On His Name

God is not just the God of creation or the God of relationship. He’s not just the God of judgment or promise—He is the God of fulfilled promises and the God of abundant generosity. We can know this is true even when we are waiting and even when everything around us is going crazy. The […] Continue reading…

Never Lose Sight of God’s Promises

This past Sunday we looked at Eve and the birth of Seth. Seth, after Cain’s killing of Abel, represented another male seed born to Adam and Eve. In the garden, God promised them a seed and one make seed was dead with Cain’s murder. However, Eve never gave up. Her mind was still on the […] Continue reading…

Stirred Up to Pray

In the last part of the book of Ephesians the apostle Paul gives the church the most simple, practical, everyday applications to the daily life you can find anywhere. He talks of unity, holiness, fruitfulness, the Word and prayer. In fact, he ends the list with a bold summary statement by writing, “praying always with […] Continue reading…

Desperation is a Gift

All of us should feel desperation before God. This desperation comes from seeking Him in fervent, faith-filled prayer. When we do, we should feel a desperate dependence on His help so He can help us understand the things that break His heart. That is what God wants us to feel—“Lord, I’m desperate for you to […] Continue reading…

The Necessity of Vision

This past Sunday we recognized and celebrated all that God is doing and has been doing at Grace Chapel. It’s amazing! As the senior pastor I am grateful and humbled by what I see happening in every corner of our ministry. While we recognize and celebrate what He has done, we also need to look […] Continue reading…

Grateful for What He Has Done

Luke 17:11–19 shows us a stark contrast between gratitude—showing an attitude of thanksgiving—and ingratitude—an attitude of people who get what they want, then never come back and they forget God and all He’s done for them. In 2015 I want to be sure I’m always grateful for what God has done and is doing and, […] Continue reading…

New Year God’s Way—Awe-Filled Remembrance

In the Jewish tradition the holidays opening the New Year (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) were known as “Days of Awe.” They were days filled with God’s people remembering all that God had done for them. They remembered with awe the God of creation. They believed that creation itself occurred on Rosh Hashanah. We must […] Continue reading…

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