Prayer

April 28, 2014

A Prayer for Deliverance

I have used prayers like the one below many times when ministering deliverance to a person or group of people. If you or someone you know […]
January 13, 2014

What a Culture of Prayer Looks Like

I recently preached a message called Establishing a Culture of Prayer. In this message I used illustrations from the book of Acts to show that prayer […]
July 19, 2013

Why Answers to Prayer are Delayed

In Luke 18 Jesus told a parable about perseverance in prayer. “Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not […]
July 16, 2013

The Priority of Personal Devotion

One of the things that marked the ministry of Jesus was His commitment to getting alone to pray. He was constantly active in teaching, healing, and […]
May 16, 2013

Spiritual Disciplines that Feed your Spirit

I wrote previously that as Christians we need to discern the difference between soul and spirit. If we allow ourselves to be controlled by our soul—mind, […]
March 7, 2013

Why we need both Private and Corporate Prayer

Prayer is a multi-faceted subject that can be looked at from a variety of angles. Books and volumes have been written on this very important topic. […]
January 1, 2013

The Purpose of Spiritual Disciplines

I am a big believer in spiritual disciplines. I believe that they play a vital role in our spiritual growth and relationship with God. The two […]
December 10, 2012

The Voice of God

Jesus said that we would have the privilege of being guided by His voice: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow […]
December 6, 2012

Experiencing God’s Manifest Presence

I believe that a major key to growing in intimacy with God is having a hunger for His presence. The Bible teaches us that God is […]
March 22, 2012

The Secret Place

Recently the Lord has been reminding me of the importance of spending time alone with Him in “the secret place.”  Jesus taught this about prayer: “But […]
December 5, 2011

Perseverance in Prayer

Yesterday I preached part 2 in the Prayer Principles series at River in the Hills Church. The message was called “Perseverance in Prayer.” One of the […]
November 30, 2011

Sermon: Praying With Faith

Faith is an absolute essential element to praying effectively. Matthew 21:21-22 says: So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you […]