Effective prayer: Part 1

Do you know how to pray? How do you know you know how to pray? I often hear Christians say they’ve prayed about a particular thing or situation, I say it too, but often those prayers don’t make a tangible difference. Sometimes, it seems we’ve become so familiar with the routine and act of praying …

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Christian frustration

Let’s be honest; there are many frustrated Christians in our churches. They are frustrated with God because their life experiences are at odds with the promises concerning them in the Bible. Sadly, we often lack the courage of someone like Gideon, who questioned an angel about God’s faithfulness [Judges 6:13], to confront the disparity between …

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Be a contender

It can be difficult for us to be honest with ourselves. It’s even harder to make changes after an honest self-appraisal. Consequently, many of us become adept at making excuses for ourselves or ignoring aspects of our lives we need to change, either by avoiding introspection or constructive criticism from others. Unfortunately, without a willingness …

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