How Can I Pray In Such A Way That I’m Certain God Will Answer?

James 5:16-18

The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. 17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18 Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the […]

Is It Disrespectful To Call God Daddy?

Mark 14:36

To me, of all the terms used of God from Genesis to Revelation, Abba is the most intimate and meaningful for the follower of Jesus.  Abba was an Aramaic word that expressed affection, confidence and trust.  Abba indicated the close, intimate relationship of a father and his child, as well as the childlike trust that a young […]

The Only Reason It’s Possible For Anyone To Go To Heaven

Revelation 1:17-18

I’ll tell you the ONE reason in a few minutes (unless you cheat and scroll down the page).  But first I want to share some Scripture and a story.  The Scripture comes from the words written by John as he described Jesus’ revelation to him:   When I saw him, I fell at his feet as […]

The Day I Met The Demon Terminator

Romans 8:37-39

Yep, you read the title right, my friend. It isn’t a typo, and it’s certainly no joke.  So here’s what happened.  Late on a Sunday night, I was driving by myself to New Orleans, where I attended seminary, from the community I where I served in Mississippi. Usually our family went down together to live […]

The Guy God Ratted Out After Someone Prayed

Psalm 66:19-20

But truly God has listened;     he has attended to the voice of my prayer. 20 Blessed be God,     because he has not rejected my prayer     or removed his steadfast love from me! Psalm 66:19-20 If you’re anything like me, you want to believe that God hears and will respond to our prayers.  It’s just that God […]

Could This Be Our Most Important Task Every Day?

Colossians 4:2-6

From prison, Paul made the following appeal to his friends in Colossae: Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mysteryof Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, […]

My Friend Who Got Highlights for the Gospel. What?

1 Peter 3:15

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15 Kelly and Carter Collins are dear and faithful friends to Page and me. […]

How Can God Use You And Me To Relieve Human Suffering?

James 2:14-16

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed […]

Who’s The Best Bible Teacher Who Every Lived? The Answer May Surprise You

John 14:26

In 1801 Dir David Brewster was awarded an honorary Master of Arts degree from the University of Edinburgh and was ordained to preach. His first sermon was also his last. Brewster was so nervous behind the pulpit he vowed never to do preach again. One of his colleagues said, “It was a pity for the […]

How are the Sword and the Stone Like the Seven Seals? And How Are They Very Different?

Revelation 5:1-10

The twelfth–century poet Robert de Boron added the tale of the Sword in the Stone to the legend of King Arthur. After baby Arthur was born, Merlin secretly took him to be raised at the castle of Sir Ector, a loyal ally of the King. No one, including Sir Ector, knew the true identity of […]