Worship in Prayer and Meditation

Last week one of my daughters asked if I had any books on prayer. I told her that I had more books on prayer than on any other subject. I guess I’ve read more on the topic because I find that in terms of the spiritual disciplines I am weakest in the discipline of prayer. […]

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Learning to Pray His Word

Yesterday I challenged you to pray with me, three times a day, for the month of September.  I’ve always wrestled with prayer.  There have been pockets of time when I seem to be getting it together, but to be honest I just never seem to feel that I have it together. I do better with […]

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A Prayer to Understand the Word

I reserve the majority of Wednesday and Thursday for sermon preparation. As I turn to the next passage in Acts I turn with the following prayer in mind. “O GOD OF TRUTH, I thank Thee for the holy Scriptures, their precepts, promises, directions, light. In them may I learn more of Christ, be enabled to […]

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Don’t Waste Your Wait!

On Sunday our Journey through Acts took us to the ten-day period between the Ascension of Christ and Pentecost.  Waiting is never easy, but can you imagine the Disciples?  They went from hiding in the room afraid of what Jesus’ accusers might do to them to spending 40 days with a Risen Lord.  They were […]

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My Favorite Psalm

Today, the 8th, is always one of my favorite days.  I love it because I tend to read through the Psalms based on the day of the month and the 8th Psalm is one of my favorite.  Read it, pray it, meditate upon it, and marvel at the God it describes! “O Lord, our Lord, […]

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A New Year Reminder!

It is January 6, 2014 and I’m wondering how the New Year commitments are going.  I blew my resolution to preach shorter sermons yesterday, but how are you doing?  Are you in the Word?  It is not too late to read the Bible through this year.  There are only 1,189 chapters in the Bible—if you […]

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The Remedy to Sin

Yesterday I gave you the danger of David’s sin from R Kent Hughes book, The Disciplines of a Godly Man.  Hughes shows the danger of sin, but he also suggested several ways to fight off the sin that seeks to devour you. Accountability Prayer Memorization Mind (in this section he said, “No man who allows the […]

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In Wrath Remember Mercy!

Tonight I will continue my survey of the OT and our journey takes us to the OT book of Habakkuk.  Habakkuk is a wonderful example of the relationship one can have with God.  It starts with the prophet complaining to God that He doesn’t seem to care about the wickedness and violence going on around […]

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The Cross Was the Fulfillment of Scripture

Yesterday FBC’s Journey through John’s Gospel took us to the Cross.  One of the things John did was to go out of his way to show us the fulfillment of Scripture on the Cross.  You see it in verse 24 and in verse 28 where he says, “This was to fulfill the Scripture,” and “to […]

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“Preach the Word!”

In 2 Timothy 4:1-4 Paul says, “I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.  For […]

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