The Priority of a Clear Conscience

“And herein do I exercise myself to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men” Acts 24:16 The conscience is God’s watchman in the soul. Its function is to monitor and register behavior. Like Mr. Recorder in … Read More

The Power of Prayer

Beside the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, prayer is the most powerful weapon in the Christian’s arsenal. We underestimate its influence at our peril. Mary, Queen of Scots, said that she feared the prayers of … Read More

The Posture of the Soul in Prayer

“Because thine heart was tender…I also have heard thee, saith the Lord” 2 Kings 22:19 Bible characters practiced prayer in every conceivable physical position (sitting, standing, lying down, kneeling, hanging on a cross, and even crunched between the rib cage in … Read More

Surprised by His Grace

“Unto me who am less than the least of all saints is the grace given that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.” Ephesians 3:8 The tendency to take mercy for granted, to cease to be surprised … Read More

Praying for Ourselves

“…in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God…” Philippians 4:6 Though most people place more emphasis on the element of supplication in prayer than they do adoration, thanksgiving, or intercession, and such a … Read More

Prayer Accomplishes Much

“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16b You have probably heard someone in a time of crisis say, “Well, I guess there is nothing to do but pray.” Though the individual who makes the statement seldom … Read More

Prayer – An Act of Worship

“Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name…” Matthew 6:9 True prayer is predominately God-centered, not man-centered, and adoration is its first and most basic characteristic. The Model Prayer is an example of God-centered praying. Notice the order of … Read More

Practicing the Presence of God

“I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” Psalm 16:8 Learning to live all of life before the face of God, conscious of his presence, submissive to his authority, … Read More

Life is Relational

“If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar; for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” I John 4:20 Christianity is … Read More

Anatomy of a Fight

“From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?” James 4:1 Interpersonal conflicts, whether in the home, on the job, or in the church, are the result of sin. … Read More