We often treat prayer casually, as though it were something trivial. But how is it that we are even able to pray? How can sinful people have access to a holy God? On our own, we cannot. But we see in the prayer of Jesus that we are able to pray because God had a […]
James has called us to pray for each other in the situations and circumstances of life. Now he is calling us to put feet to our prayers and actually help the one who wanders from the truth return home. Our service to one another includes praying and pleading. God works through both to keep us […]
The Bible teaches us many kinds of prayer. Christians pray in various ways. In this passage, James calls us to pray simple prayers of faith. Using Elijah as the example, James shows us that prayers prayed according to God’s word and will, from a heart of faith, have great power to accomplish much.
James said to be patient until the coming of the Lord. Jesus asked if he would find faith on earth when he returns. The evidence of patience and faith is found in prayer. At Grace Community Church, we are being called to a life of prayer. In our suffering, rejoicing, sickness, and sin, we turn […]
One of the great Christian disciplines is the regular, mental rehearsal of the coming of the Lord, reminding ourselves of what will be then. Doing so focuses our minds and establishes our hearts for living in faithfulness to Christ now. The coming of the Lord is at hand. This is the reality that breeds patience […]
The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil, including the violation of love for God and others. Come now, let us consider the One who was rich beyond compare, yet became poor that we might become rich in God. Let us rid our hearts of the love of money by the […]