Gospel-Oriented Prayer

I hear the words echoing in my mind: Prayer is asking and receiving. Though that statement contains truth, I can’t help asking if it paints a very full picture. Both Tim Keller & Jack Miller talk about the difference between "maintenance prayer" and "frontline" prayer meetings. If I understand them correctly, maintenance prayer meetings are characteristically mechanical, primarily focused on physical needs, and relatively short. But frontline prayer meetings have three basic traits...

Symptoms of the Heart – Part 4

A friend of mine recently had a conversation with a young man regarding the college basketball coach, Rick Pitino, and the negative media attention he has received concerning allegations that have recently been brought against him. Maybe you have asked yourself, “How could he do such a thing?” After all, people of influence are held to a higher standard; they are expected to conquer the very desires that defeat us. And so the greater question would be: “How could anyone do such a thing?” But the answer is clear; the Bible tells us that all people are affected by sin and selfishly motivated to fulfill their own desires. No one is exempt from the power of lust and self-fulfillment; no one can conquer it on their own.

The ‘S’ Word

Article by Kristin Tanner Over the past month or so I have been reading a book entitled, "What Became of Sin," by Karl Menninger and completing Beth Moore's bible study, "When Godly People Do Ungodly Things." Think God has been trying to tell me something? What became of sin really? The word has basically slipped … Continue reading The ‘S’ Word

Confession is Good for the Soul

Ephesians 4:24-32 Bad out - Vacuum Replacement - Good in Our next step in overcoming: Relational “Step 6” – “We need to forgive those who have harmed us and make an amends for harm we’ve done to others –except when doing so will  harm them or others.” Confession – There’s just something special about it … Continue reading Confession is Good for the Soul