Prayer

What every church MUST do

Kevin de Young said it well once when he affirmed, “There are many things a church can do, but there are only a few things a church must do” [paraphrased from memory] That is true. A church that does everything it can possibly do, but neglects to do the few things it really must do, […]

The practise of spiritual warfare

In the Christian’s Manual on Spiritual Warfare of Ephesians 6:10-20, every believer is informed and equipped by God for spiritual warfare. But it is really the closing three verses that provide us with the most practical techniques of our battle against spiritual forces. Ephesians 6:18 envelops the entire discussion up to know with “praying at […]

Pray for God’s sovereignty on display

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven More so than anything else, “The Lord’s Prayer”, or perhaps more accurately, “Every Disciple’s Prayer”, is a prayer for God to make it obvious that He is in control of everything. The model prayer that our Lord Jesus gave us, starts […]

Praying the Bible

Some of the least recognised, but profoundly impactful, especially over time, ministry of some pastors has been the public prayers during worship services. This reflects a heritage of the importance of public prayers in the lives of believers. The book of Psalms is the Bible’s way of modelling the relevance of public prayers to those […]

The sigh of righteousness

Until the Lord comes again to put an end to sin and establish righteousness as the standard for society, righteousness will be difficult. We know that it is always better to respond to evil with righteousness, but sometimes righteousness seems to draw out more evil from evil-doers. There is often a sigh of helplessness after […]

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