Contributed on Nov 5, 2006
Why would Jesus pray to have the "cup" taken away, if He knew that wasn’t going to happen? Was His prayer simply an excercise in futility, or was there something more to it? I learned some surprising truths as I prepared this sermon.
OPEN: A minister noticed a young boy kneeling off to the side of the room after youth group and praying very fervently. As the preacher came within earshot of the boy, he was surprised to hear the boy saying: "Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo." After the boy finished his praying the preacher approached him ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2006
The prayer in Ephesians 3 is the most important prayer we could possibly pray because it focuses on God’s most highly prized objective. Do you know what that is and why it’s so important to us?
OPEN: A businessman was troubled about an upcoming important deal for his company and so he went to church to pray for God to help him. By chance, he knelt down next to a man who was praying for $100 to pay an urgent debt. When he overheard the poor man’s prayer, the businessman took out his ...read more
Contributed on Nov 20, 2006
It used to be said that Christians looked like they’d been weaned on sour pickles and raised on prune juice. But that should never be so. We ought always to be thank filled people. Find out why.
OPEN: A farmer was sitting down to breakfast at local restaurant and bowed his head in prayer. A couple of young men at the next table thought that was a bit odd and they made fun of him quietly as he prayed. When he finished his prayer, they chided him: “Hey old man, does everybody pray over ...read more