INTRODUCTION: If you have ever had a discussion about situational ethics, the base argument becomes this, “Could you commit an act that goes against your personal code if the proper situation presented itself?” Wikipedia puts it this way, “Situational ethics takes into account the particular context of an act when evaluating it ethically, rather than... Continue Reading →
Introduction: Last week we talked about Psalm 88, a prayer from the viewpoint of one of the sons of Korah. The person in this prayer was helpless, hopeless and utterly condemned by the judgement of God. Today, I’d like to continue that discussion and explore a few more Pariahs of Prayer. We know from the... Continue Reading →
Introduction: Last week, we talked about Paragons of prayer. Those were characters in the Bible we should emulate in prayer. We saw examples of Jesus, Elijah, Paul and Moses. I ran out of time before I could talk about one more example. Hannah, Samual’s mom and wife of Elkanah, who prayed so intensely (fervently) for... Continue Reading →
Introduction: Have you ever watched a Hallmark movie? It’s OK. There will be no judgement - especially if you are a guy who watches them with your wife (Scott Lockwood). If you haven’t, I’m about to spoil them all for you. So if you don’t want to hear this deep, dark secret, please cover your... Continue Reading →
Introduction: In Bible times, God involved himself with man “miraculously” circumventing certain laws. Defying the laws of physics (Exodus 15:8) At the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up; the floods stood up in a heap; the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea. Defying the laws of nature (Luke 1: 30-35) And the... Continue Reading →
Introduction: To this point, we have been learning about the basics of prayer; how to pray, when to pray, where to pray and the wonderful things that happen when we pray. Today, I want to step back and bit and look at prayer as a part of our spiritual growth. So let’s talk about exercise.... Continue Reading →
Introduction: This morning, I want you to know that you are special. God made you different from anyone else He has ever made — or will make. (Psalm 139:13-14) For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhBbPMntHHU When we pray to God, we activate all members of the Godhead. (Colossians 2:9) 9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily. It is important to understand the roles of each member of the Godhead and how they are a part of our prayer. Isn’t it wonderful that we are not... Continue Reading →
Goals of class: To understand prayer and how it works in our lives. To create a more meaningful and beneficial prayer life. To focus our prayer life and our ability to pray.
https://youtu.be/xpyUEkByj9o In a recent trip to our nation's capital, I had an afternoon to take my company's new Osmo Pocket out for a spin. It is an awesome camera with great features!