Waiting for the Spirit – Acts 8:14-17

No Believer In Christ Will Walk In Power Until The Holy Spirit Of God Comes Upon Them 14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. 15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive theContinue reading “Waiting for the Spirit – Acts 8:14-17”

When Prayers Are Hindered – 1 Peter 3:7

The Best, Sure-Fire Way For A Husband To Hinder His Prayers Is… 7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. Doctorate DegreeContinue reading “When Prayers Are Hindered – 1 Peter 3:7”

Building the Body – Colossians 1:9-14

Prayer Is The Fuel For Spiritual Body Building 9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may liveContinue reading “Building the Body – Colossians 1:9-14”

Compromising in Fear – 1 Samuel 21:10-15

Fear Drives People To Do Crazy Things 10 That day David fled from Saul and went to Achish king of Gath. 11 But the servants of Achish said to him, “Isn’t this David, the king of the land? Isn’t he the one they sing about in their dances: “‘Saul has slain his thousands, and DavidContinue reading “Compromising in Fear – 1 Samuel 21:10-15”

Victory with God – Psalm 60:9-12

God And God Alone Is The One Who Brings Victory 9 Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom? 10 Is it not you, God, you who have now rejected us and no longer go out with our armies? 11 Give us aid against the enemy, for human helpContinue reading “Victory with God – Psalm 60:9-12”

Prayer with God – Colossians 4:12-13

It’s Time To Wrestle With God 12 Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. 13 I vouch for him that he is working hard forContinue reading “Prayer with God – Colossians 4:12-13”

Holiness of God – Matthew 21:12-13

Do Not Profane What Is Holy 12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ butContinue reading “Holiness of God – Matthew 21:12-13”

Famine From God – Amos 8:11-12

Beware A Famine Of The Word Of God 11 “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “when I will send a famine through the land— not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord. 12 People will stagger from sea to sea andContinue reading “Famine From God – Amos 8:11-12”

Thankfulness for God – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

God’s Will For You 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Remember to Rejoice Rejoicing at all times is not the easiest thing to do.  Pain, misery, and other terrible circumstances can all damper our desire to rejoice.  But weContinue reading “Thankfulness for God – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18”

Return to the Lord – Joel 2:12-17

We Need a National Call to Repentance 12 “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” 13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and heContinue reading “Return to the Lord – Joel 2:12-17”

Promise of God – Psalm 1:1-3

God Delights in Those Who Delight in Him 1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law dayContinue reading “Promise of God – Psalm 1:1-3”

Combat Training with God – 1 Timothy 2:1-3

Prayer to Provide Potentates with Power and Protection 1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 whoContinue reading “Combat Training with God – 1 Timothy 2:1-3”

Praying to God – Luke 18:1-8

1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea,Continue reading “Praying to God – Luke 18:1-8”

Combat Training with God – Mark 9:29

He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer [and fasting (the text in these brackets does not appear in all of the manuscripts)]. Some of the greatest feats in the Bible were done by people who prayed AND fasted.  Fasting is a nearly lost discipline in the American church.  We have been soContinue reading “Combat Training with God – Mark 9:29”

A Promise of God – Isaiah 54:17

17 no weapon forged against you will prevail,     and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,     and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord. The Bible contains many promises of God.  This one is very encouraging.  It is comforting to know thatContinue reading “A Promise of God – Isaiah 54:17”

Healing with God – James 5:14-16

14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will beContinue reading “Healing with God – James 5:14-16”

Surrender to God – Luke 9:23-24

Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.” We are given three instructions for discipleship: Deny yourself – StopContinue reading “Surrender to God – Luke 9:23-24”

Praying to God – Matthew 6:6

“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Recently, a film has come out named “War Room.”  In it, a family seeks help from an older, wiser woman – Miss ClaraContinue reading “Praying to God – Matthew 6:6”

A Calling of God – 1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. What a high calling!  To carry the requests of the people to Almighty God!  A great privilege indeed.  Oh, the needs areContinue reading “A Calling of God – 1 Peter 2:9”

A Promise of God – Psalm 34:17-19

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; Not one, but three promises of God! When weContinue reading “A Promise of God – Psalm 34:17-19”