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Tag Archives: prayer
What do people know about us?
My current sermon series on Daniel ends with the most popular story about Daniel: The Lion’s Den. The retelling of the story tends to focus on what stands out the most: spending the night with flesh eating felines, and waking … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Bible study, Daniel, Evangelism, king darius, lions den, Persian Empire, prayer, testimony, witness 1 Comment
Is Prayer the Key to Unity?
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. (Acts 2:1) As we get closer to the Special Session of the UMC is this weekend, churches, annual conferences and other United Methodist groups are calling for prayer. They … Continue reading
Will God Protect Me From Temptation?
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 The true nature of our faith doesn’t usually come to light until we are faced with our own … Continue reading
Posted in christianity Tagged disciples sleep, gethsemane, prayer, temptation, vigilance 1 Comment
How Can We Always Be Happy?
…even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. 1 Peter 1:8 Sometimes we struggle to grasp the biblical view of joy because of the way it is … Continue reading
Posted in christianity Tagged Apostle Paul, christianity, depression, grief, happiness, joy, Paul and Silas, prayer, rejoice, worship 1 Comment
Does God Ever Ignore Us?
How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? (Psalm 13:1) Every Sunday in worship we pray for our homebound members, the sick and the hurting. During the week we ask God for … Continue reading
Posted in christianity, Uncategorized Tagged christianity, conflict resolution, doubt, Jesus Christ, marriage, prayer, religion 2 Comments
Is Ash Wednesday Biblical?
“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.” Matthew 6:1 I just received a bag of ashes in the … Continue reading
Posted in christianity, fasting, Old Testament Tagged Ash Wednesday, ashes, christianity, church, community, Gospel, judgment, mortality, Old Testament, prayer, reconciliation, religion, theology 1 Comment
Should Christians Protest?
It’s hard to find a biblical model of public protesting. Unlike modern Western democracies, public protesting against Babylonian, Persian or Roman policies was pointless and likely resulted in swift punishment…such as a trip to the lion’s den. As I preach … Continue reading
Posted in christianity, Old Testament, Persian Empire Tagged Christians, Daniel, lions den, prayer, protesting, public demonstrations, public prayer, spiritual disciplines 2 Comments
Did the Apostle Paul have Epilepsy?
I was diagnosed with Epilepsy when I was 5th grade, and have been taking anti-seizure drugs ever since. I continue to experience the peaks and valleys of having a chronic medical condition. Medication that works as a teenager may not … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged christianity, complex partials, epilepsy, grand mal, healing, Jesus, prayer, seizures, sickness, simple partials, suffering, the apostle paul, theology 2 Comments