As I was reading today: Matthew 7

Matthew 7:7–8 (ESV) — 7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to … Continue reading

In the School of Prayer with Jesus

In The School of Prayer with Jesus Matthew 6:1-13 Matthew 26:36-44 7 Lessons AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE When a baby is born, it’s as fully human as it will ever be. However, it is not yet … Continue reading

Praying for the Holy Spirit

As we were singing in worship this morning, that old hymn by Edwin Hatch “Breathe on me Breath of God” – I could not help but think back to the words of the Puritan John Owen regarding our need to … Continue reading

A Bite of Newton with your coffee – on Public Prayer

John  Newton received a letter from a friend asking for some guidance on how someone should pray in a group setting – like a prayer meeting. His thoughts are so good, I couldn’t help but pass them on – though … Continue reading

The Gift of Repentance

The gift or grant of repentance. 2 Timothy 2:23–26 (ESV) Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, … Continue reading

An Observation, and a Prayer – From Proverbs 28:1

The Heavenly Father is patient, and does not chasten without warnings and reproofs. But when those warnings and reproofs are repeatedly rejected, He does finally move. In those times, His action is swift, and decisive. Better to hear these rebukes … Continue reading