January 16, 2018

Never Be Shamed from Prayer

Matt Recker A term called “prayer shaming” arose after the terrorist shooting in San Bernardino in 2015. Its users intend it as a rebuke to those who offer prayers after a massacre but will not take any political steps, such as new gun laws, to stop future attacks. One paper blared the headline: “God Isn’t […]

In Jesus’ Name

George Stiekes Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask IN MY NAME, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in […]

Addressing the Master

Don Johnson FBFI Pulpit In preparation for our Annual Fellowship this week, I thought I would share a message I preached on April 2 about prayer. In particular, it emphasizes our great God, our Master to whom we pray. If we are conscious of the One Whom we are addressing, I believe our prayers will […]

Questions about Imprecatory Prayers

Warren Vanhetloo Dear Dr. Vanhetloo, I am currently reading the Book of Psalms in my personal devotions and can’t help but be surprised by the vindictiveness of many of its parts. For example, in Ps. 104:35a: “Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more.” This is a […]

Prayer: Our Power

Jerry Sivnksty James 5:16 says, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” The Lord shows His power through the prayers of His people. James 5:17 says, “Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the […]

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Randy Fox FrontLine Pastor’s Insert • January/February 2008 As a young child I was taught to close my prayers with the words “in Jesus’ name, Amen.” Most Christians wouldn’t think of ending a prayer, public or private, without affixing some reference to Jesus’ name. Why do we do that? Why, when we hear someone pray […]

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 […]