These are four simple habits regarding prayer that I picked up from my prayer-warrior mom. Perhaps you can begin to implement them in your life today.
Though routine the soldiers’ work on top of the hill attracted onlookers. They labored away, planting stakes and laying out the timbers that would form the stands for some rough crosses. The sun was devouring the morning fog, and from that hill one could see the beginning of a very busy Friday in Jerusalem. Across the city two other soldiers […]
Stop for just a moment. Ask yourself from what it is the Lord has set you free. Was it the scaring shame of deep-seated sin? Was it a relationship that was once spiraling out of control, now healed and thriving? Was it a season of depression or anxiety that you thought would never end? Was it a significant time of set-backs, […]
With this post we at Bethel Church begin not only a new sermon series but also a new season—a season in which we pursue living above and beyond the material slavery that too often dominates our lives, above and beyond the spiritual complacency that beckons our souls toward a slothful existence, and above and beyond the limited eternal vision and […]
One of the features of any Christmas celebration is the longing many of us have to carry the spirit of Christmas into the many long days and weeks and months that follow. How often is it that we think to ourselves that we want to experience the meaning of Christmas ten days out, or twenty, or forty, or every day? […]
It sure seems unlikely that one should elevate gratitude into the nebulous stratosphere of God’s will, but that is exactly what Paul does in 1 Thessalonians 5:18. It seems improbable because one would expect instead some great exhortation toward fulfilling a noble charge, as if Paul should exhort each of us to become a president or a pastor or a […]