The Impotence (I mean, Importance) of Public Praying

How many times have you been a part of this scenario? The service starts promptly on time  (or not) (and sometimes after a five minute countdown on the big screen)!  The choir sings.  A song is sung while everyone stands.  A greeting is made.  A prayer is said.  Another song (or two ) is sung. …

Itinerary 2016

Originally posted on Micah Self:
Here is the itinerary for Dave Young and myself during 2016! ? Date Location City, State Jan 3-8 First Baptist Church Miami FL Jan 10-13 Baptist College of Ministry Menomonee Falls WI Jan 24-29 Grace Baptist Church Farmington NM Feb 3-7 First Baptist Church Hammond IN Feb 15-18 Camp CoBeAc…

A Higher Level of Praying?

Luke 11 is a passage that deserves our careful consideration.  Most of us know it as the “Lord, teach us to pray” passage where Jesus spoke the words that we commonly call “The Lord’s Prayer.”  It is a wealth of information, instruction, and encouragement, and I have greatly profited from studying it.  There is a…

You and Prayer

One of the greatest truths of the Bible is that God hears and answers prayers.  Do you believe that?  I am confident that you do, and yet, isn’t it strange that with so many promises from God about prayer, so few actually have prayer lives and so few actually really pray.  So how can you…