One Way to Pray for Yourself Before Sunday

Have you or someone you know ever said, "Well, I didn't get much out of that sermon." Certainly most pastors are pretty self-critical of their attempts at preaching God's Word and can do a poor job at setting forth the wonderful truths and treasures of God's Word. Yet, you have a responsibility to prepare yourself … Continue reading One Way to Pray for Yourself Before Sunday

A Prayer of Preparation for Worship

Gracious Father, may all who come within the walls of your house of worship today experience a fresh encounter with You, the living God, so that deep gladness and profound joy overtake them and sorrow and sighing flee away. May all who come dwell in your presence beholding your beauty. For Your presence ultimately transforms … Continue reading A Prayer of Preparation for Worship

Prayer of Preparation for Reformation Sunday

Prayer to prepare your heart based on Psalm 46: Lord God, our refuge and strength, when the restless powers of this world and the waters of hell rise up against your holy city, watch over it and keep it safe. By the river that flows from the throne of the Lamb, purify us, your new … Continue reading Prayer of Preparation for Reformation Sunday

A Challenge to All Married Men or Those Soon to be Married

How do you deal with disappointment and difficulty in marriage? If you have been married for any length of time, you have had to learn how to deal with disappointment and difficulty in living together as a married couple working hard to keep your vows. This morning I am in the midst of finalizing a … Continue reading A Challenge to All Married Men or Those Soon to be Married

Worship Reflections for Christmas Eve

Never let us forget that through Jesus’ humiliation and suffering He purchased for us a title to glory.Through His death, He has obtained eternal redemption for us. It teaches us that our situation is more desperate than we feared. It teaches us that God loves us more than we hoped. It teaches us that God … Continue reading Worship Reflections for Christmas Eve