Batting 1.000% in Worship

Batting 1.000% in Worship (3rd in a Series) In my last blog post, I promised more on how to plan a Spirit-led and Spirit-filled public prayer. Today, I will address the “four pillars” of public prayer.  All the prayers in a service, and most importantly...

Batting 1.000% in Worship

Batting 1.000% in Worship (2nd in a Series) In making sure prayer is a priority in our corporate (public) worship, we need to plan our prayers. Some people have an aversion to overly formal worship—but remember spontaneous doesn’t always mean Spirit-led. We don’t want...

Batting 1.000% in Worship

Batting 1.000% in Worship (1st in a Series) In 1st Timothy, the Holy Spirit is instructing a young pastor (Timothy) through an older Apostle (Paul). I want to look at two specific exhortations— 1 Timothy 2:1 (HCSB) “First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers,...

Reflecting on the Providence of God

Reflecting on the Providence of God Do you remember when you first learned to say Thank You? Do you remember the first prayer you spoke to express gratitude to the Lord? I was blessed to grow up in a loving, Christ-centered home. I can’t remember back far enough to...

God Isn’t Through with You Yet

God Isn’t Through with You Yet Paul writes in Philippians 1:6 “I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (HCSB) To be sure this verse is a classic concerning the security of the...