Not Worthy To Be Compared With

If you could identify the number one illness which ails the American Church, what would that be? Immediately what comes to mind is materialism, or what some would describe as idolatry or covetousness. The level of materialism in the pulpits and the pews across this...

To Win The Praise Of Men

The next three verses in our study are probably the most overlooked in our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount: “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly,...

The Matter And Method Of Prayer

I want to share with you what Warren Wiersbe writes about “The Lord’s Prayer”: “This prayer is known familiarly as ‘The Lord’s Prayer,’ but ‘The Disciple’s Prayer’ would be a more accurate title. Jesus did not give this prayer to us to be memorized and recited a given...

Routine Prayer

Is that you? Do you have a routine prayer where you just push play and pray? I’m guilty of this and it is because we have our one-minute prayer books and shotgun prayers to Heaven and we honestly cannot understand why our prayer life is so ineffective. Jesus’ brother...

Creeping Vainglory

Why do you give to God? Because you don’t want to be a thief? That’s at least a minimally good reason to give. Do you give to receive? That’s a slippery slope. I indeed want God’s blessings in my life and the Word promises such blessings when we give. But if my only...