Watch and Pray

In answer to the disciples’ question about signs of the destruction of the Temple (which was fulfilled in 70 AD), and the end of the world, we have what is known as a near and far prophecy. My meditation today is not in particular about those prophecies per se,...

Six ingredients of effective prayer

We have scheduled three weeks of concerted prayer for the year 2014 in addition to the many prayer meetings we already have here at Koinonia each week. Why have done so? We are living in perilous times, and there is need for desperate prayers to express those...

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]...