Soaring Like Eagles

Brief Outline Introduction: In Isaiah 40:18, the prophet Isaiah raised a significant question: “To whom then will you liken God?” The writer seemed to be searching for a larger... Read More »
Our Savior is Near

Our Savior is Near

Over the next few days, I would like to once again remember the story of Messiah as told in and through the Scriptures. Too often we pastors are hurried. We run from here to there... Read More »
Special Events and Special Places

Special Events and Special Places

Most of us will have an opportunity to lead in prayer at a public gathering. Many of us feel guilty or like a compromiser when we do not close our prayer, “in Jesus’ name.” The... Read More »
Pray and Invest Like Crazy

Pray and Invest Like Crazy

We have a ritual in our house. At about 8:00 or 8:30 p.m., we begin a nightly ritual. It involves teeth brushing, showering, pajama donning, and general bedtime preparation, which... Read More »
Praying with Your People

Praying with Your People

Too often prayer is perfunctory or pragmatic. We pray because it is mealtime or bedtime. We pray for the offering so the ushers can walk from the back to the front of the auditorium.... Read More »
Teaching Others to Pray

Teaching Others to Pray

Although instructional components are involved, I think that competency in prayer comes more through practice than through formulaic adherence. It’s true that Jesus “taught” His... Read More »
Prayer as Relationship

Prayer as Relationship

One of the great gifts my father gave to me was the ability to tell stories. One of my preferred pastimes as a boy was to sit and listen to Dad tell stories about his childhood. One of... Read More »
The Pastor’s Prayer Life

The Pastor’s Prayer Life

Okay, true confession time. Do you pray as much as you ought? Do you pray as much as you would like? Are you disciplined about when you pray and what you pray for? Do you have a person... Read More »
The Pastor’s Quiet Time (Part 5)

The Pastor’s Quiet Time (Part 5)

You are no doubt familiar with the first miracle Jesus performed of turning water to wine, which took place at a wedding reception at Cana. After sampling a glass of this wine, the... Read More »
Preaching and Easter (Part 6)

Preaching and Easter (Part 6)

Praying about our preaching (as we discussed last time) may seem to go without saying. That is why we need to say it. Particularly on Easter, we dare not allow ourselves to get caught... Read More »