Our Greatest Need

                “I would not have known Him, except that the One who sent me to baptize with water told me, “The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is He who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.””                                                                                                                                                                                 John 1:33                 There is a question which I have been turning over… Continue reading Our Greatest Need

When I Heard These Things

                “When I heard these things, I sat down and wept.  For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.”                                                                                                                                                                 Nehemiah 1:4                 “O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your… Continue reading When I Heard These Things

Thoughts On Faith And Prayer

““O unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you?  How long shall I put up with you?””                                                                                                                                                 Mark 9:19                 This week as I have been preparing for a message on Mark 8:31 to 9:32 I came across the following quotations which deal with the need for real faith as we… Continue reading Thoughts On Faith And Prayer

O LORD, Hear!

                “O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven or on earth – you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.  You have kept your promise to David my Father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have… Continue reading O LORD, Hear!

Ask Him!

                “Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who makes the storm clouds.  He gives showers of rain to men, and plants of the field to everyone.”                                                                                                                                                                 Zechariah 10:1                 In this truly wonderful little verse in Zechariah a precious truth is opened up for us that we so… Continue reading Ask Him!

A Call To Secret Prayer

                In recent weeks we have been reminded that we live in an increasingly dangerous world.  There are all kinds of reasons for us to become nervous.  We have terrorism, riots, financial meltdowns, moral failures as well as the seemingly routine day to day bad news that inundates us.  We look ahead and think that… Continue reading A Call To Secret Prayer

Approaching The Throne Of Grace

                “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”                                                                                                                                 Hebrews 4:16                 In recent months a conviction has been growing in my heart and soul.  This is that God is calling His Church to a… Continue reading Approaching The Throne Of Grace

Returning To A Call For Revival

                “And when He was come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast him out?”  And He said to them, “This kind can come forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting.””                                                                                                                                                                                 Mark 9:28-29                 A number of years ago a friend gave me a copy of Martyn… Continue reading Returning To A Call For Revival