Saturday Men’s Prayer

As I sat with other brothers from our church family for prayer, my heart was warmly stirred with a sense of the presence of The Lord. I didn’t get any goose bumps or chills up and down my spine, just a sense of God’s presence and approval of what He was...

When, not If

In the book of James, we learn that the normal Christian life is one that includes both testing and temptation. Brother James makes it very clear that testing and temptation is not a matter of “if”, but when. In other words, every single follower of Jesus...

Sweet Hour of Prayer

One of the most beloved hymns is entitled sweet hour of prayer. That is theme of my meditation today. I find it interesting how the words prayer and incense are found together in Scripture. The Psalmist David wrote, “Let my prayer be set forth before thee [as]...

Wrestling with God

In Genesis 32, we find Jacob in a very intense situation. After 20 years of being separated from his brother Esau, a reunion is now imminent. Jacob, the supplanter, had stripped his older brother Esau of his birthright and blessing from their father Isaac. He is...

Keep Watching

There are some key Scriptural passages that we would do well to heed in light of current trends in the evangelical circuit. These verses contain a singular, all-encompassing command of Christ to “watch”. The Greek word used in this command means, “to keep awake; rouse...