Tag Archives: Prayer

Forgiveness and prayer

Mark 11:25 “When you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Why is forgiveness an essential precondition for effective prayer? We cannot approach a holy God … Continue reading

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Be still!

Psalm 46:10 The people of God are constantly threatened by powerful forces: the world and the devil. These could easily engulf us – except that our God is greater! “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Facing the enemy

Exodus 17:8-16 At Rephidim, Israel have their first encounter with an enemy since escaping from Egypt. The Amalekites, a nomadic tribe of Edomite descent who roam the Sinai peninsula, harass the Israelite caravan, attacking the stragglers (Deuteronomy 25:18). At the … Continue reading

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If I were you…

A few years ago, I had a teenage girl in my consulting room with a positive pregnancy test. “What do you want to do?” I asked. “I don’t know,” she replied. “What would you do, if you were me?” At this … Continue reading

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Acts 13:1-3

The guidance of the Spirit The church in Antioch don’t know it yet, but they’re about to start a brand new missionary initiative – and it’s very clear that it’s the Holy Spirit who’s in charge, because He is the … Continue reading

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At all times…

Worship “! will extol the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.” (Psalm 34:1) There are times when praise comes naturally to our lips: when we hear good news, when we receive answers to prayer, … Continue reading

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Glimpses of the Gospel: We need a Mediator

Poor Job! Without any justification, God seems to have turned against him. His peaceful, happy life is in ruins, and he does not know why. He thought that he knew where he was with God; but evidently he was horribly, … Continue reading

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