Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
David Young’s poems on the Gospel of John are a delight to read. This is not simply rhyme and meter, cadence and verse going on here. With a pastor’s heart and insights, David offers up theological…Continue
I have begun praying for a few actors and producers. This prayer list is titled, ACTORS, PRODUCERS AND SCREEN WRITERS. But at this point the only writers I have on my short list are also producers. I…Continue
Have you ever asked, “Why me?” when you faced pain or heartache? How can a church or a church leader minister to hurting people who are asking the question, “Why?”
Let me propose three crucial facets of ministry to people who might ask this question in the midst of hardship. We must deal with this issue by teaching, love, and encouragement.
Teaching is foundational to ministry in such situations. The…Continue
My eyesight is not as good as it once was. And that affects many things in my life. Astigmatism has distorted my vision since I was a boy, and cataracts do no help. In Matthew 6 Jesus compared eyesight with spiritual vision.
“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your…Continue
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
I am not sure we think enough about the Beatitudes. Jesus gave us these truths as the foundation of His kingdom in our lives, in the world, and forever. I love the name, “Beatitudes,” because these eight principles are not just something we are to hear like a lecture. They are…Continue
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
I recently listened to a re-dramatization of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. Dame Agatha drew that marvelous story out of the heartache of mourning. The story was built around the extended…Continue