March 28, 2017

Evan Roberts and the Welsh Revival

George Stiekes O Lord, revive thy work Habakkuk 3:2 Last week, we noted that real revival is preceded with frequent, serious, often intense prayer. Revival is not normally something the church leadership places on the calendar. However, as God’s people begin to get a burden to see God show Himself strong in our midst, they […]

Lord, Help Me

Matt Recker Mark 9:14-29 We do well to never minimize the reality of the devil, his demons, and their work in the world at any time. Today the troubled son in our passage might be considered epileptic, Jesus diagnosed this man’s manic manners as a demonic disorder. We can be sure that Satan still seizes […]

O Lord, revive thy work

George Stiekes O Lord, revive thy work – Habakkuk 3:2. This phrase is taken from a prayer by the prophet Habakkuk.  Hearing what the Lord had said, he was afraid because it involved the destruction of Judah.  He prays that God will manifest His wrath upon Judah and Chaldea, but he also asks Him to […]

Praying for the Lost

George Stiekes The believer’s responsibility with regards to reaching the lost must begin with prayer. Paul makes this very clear in I Timothy 2:1-4: I exhort therefore, that FIRST OF ALL, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for ALL men: For kings, and for ALL that are in authority; that we may […]

Praying for the Closed-Minded (2)

George Stiekes See Part One. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:9-10 While listening to Christian radio, a program came on the air put out by Moody Bible Institute called, […]

Praying for the Closed-Minded (1)

George Stiekes After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:9-10 I have a list of people who need to be saved and some who I believe are saved but have backslidden […]

Praying Biblical Prayers

Layton Talbert [A previous column concluded] with a variety of suggested prayer “exercises”—methods for making our prayers more Scriptural. Why is this necessary? Paul testifies that there are times when “we know not what we should pray for as we ought,” when we are aided by the secret intercessory work of the Spirit of God. […]

When It Is Wrong to Pray

George Stiekes And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face? Joshua 7:10 Prayer is the essence of worship, devotion and communion with God and yet there are times when it is wrong to pray. We are exhorted: "in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your […]

At a Glance: Pauline Paradigms for Prayer

Layton Talbert Prayer is a very personal spiritual exercise. Perhaps “exercise” sounds like something we do out of duty, whether we want to or not, because of perceived benefits. Prayer is conversation with God and, as such, is a vital dimension of our personal relationship to the Lord. Why, then, would the Bible record the […]

Straight Cuts: Anxious for Nothing, In Prayer for Everything (Phil 4.6-7)

Ron Allen Every human being has burdens. Some have greater burdens than others, but no one is exempt. One’s burdens can take a toll on his peace of mind unless he deals with them Scripturally. How does God want the believer to handle his problems? Is it possible for one to keep the peace of […]