He Knows Best
God isn’t keeping something good from you by saying no. He promises to deliver something even better.
Journeying with Jonah: Part 3
Jonah’s powerful prayer reflects that he is now ready to do God’s will…even when it still probably doesn’t make sense to him. He gets what we all want in life: a redo.
The Message of Psalms
The Psalms teach us how to pour our hearts out to God.
When we don’t have words
In all circumstances, it is a privilege to pray, but sometimes it is all right to be quiet and wait on the Lord.
Seek the Lord and Pray
But just as Daniel sought the Lord continuously after being taken away to Babylon, we too must seek the Lord and pray for our country.
Found in the Most Unlikely of Places
So here we are, in the midst of one of the craziest, most chaotic scenes we’ve ever experienced. And where is the Christian? We should be found in the most unlikely of places, just like Moses – on our knees, praying.
Ask Your Questions
First and foremost, go to the Lord in prayer. Seriously. Pray about everything. Every decision. Every worry. Every question that pops into your mind, take it to the Lord in prayer.
Connect With God
You have the opportunity right now to have direct communication with God. You do not need “Sarah” to connect you. How? Through the beautiful gift of prayer.
Your Time is Short. Pack It With Prayer.
Last words are windows to the soul, and they reveal true priorities: What will yours be?
Because You Ask Not
God answers prayer based on his eternal perspective, not our earthly ones.
Waiting to Soar Like Eagles
If you’re waiting for a prayer to be answered, be confident that God’s got this.
Are You Missing What God is Saying?
As far as His will goes, God just wants a chance to speak to you, and He’ll do the rest.
Upgrade Your Church Culture
Building a culture in your church that truly glorifies God takes passionate devotion.
Enough is Enough
Prayer should be our first reaction and not our last resort.
Passing the Baton: A Smooth Pastor Transition
A successful transition depends on much prayer, preparation, planning, a process, and it is the work of God.
Sometimes the Lord brings us to our own deserts to remind us of our need for Him.
The Sin of Unbelief is A Serious One
If you have never really taken a step of faith, you may not be truly trusting in God.
Is God Really Present in Your Church?
Leaders, do everything necessary, pay any price, to build a church where God is pleased to dwell.
7 Things to Do While You Wait
We’ve all had to wait. Wait in line for a package, for test results. Waiting isn’t fun. We are impatient […]
Is Church Attendance the Sole Evidence of Your Salvation?
There are many reasons Christians are losing the culture, but these are probably the top four. They are all ouch-worthy, […]
Here’s How to Fight the Difficult War of Sexual Purity
Today, for both men and women, there is no battle more formidable to wage than the war on sexual purity. […]
Praying Through Colossians: A Confident Hope
Colossians is a book that shows we need Christ for an eternity with God in heaven. As we have a […]
Just What is it That We Expect From God?
Through the magic of social media, several years ago I reconnected with a close childhood friend. We had not communicated […]
Biggest Understatement of all Time: Parenting is Hard
My kids are out of control. Before coronavirus, we had such a nice routine. Might I take a moment to brag? They […]
When God Comes to Shake Things Up
We so badly want God to show up and do great and mighty things. But we also want him to […]
What Does Your Life Reflect?
I noticed the other day that my wife has been using the word precious more frequently. I’ve known her for over twelve years, […]
If You Want a Life of Victory, Fix Your Focus
One of my good friends, Alejandro, will sometimes text me out of the blue to just see how life is. […]
What Should I Say to Fear?
Peanuts characters Linus and Charlie Brown were discussing how to deal with the difficulties of life. Linus tells Charlie Brown […]
Five Dangers of Not Asking For Prayer
The Christian life is about community. It’s about fellowship. It’s about being one Body. To do this you have to […]
Are You Consumed With Anxiety or Consumed With Peace?
In Christ I can be anxious for nothing, prayerful in everything and thankful for anything. Why is that, you ask? […]
Three Prayers for Effective Evangelism
“Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us that God […]
“You Heard Her”: The Power of a Praying Mom
I recently wrote that Augustine, though raised by his Christian mother to love Jesus, was not a Christian for a […]
Want to Feel Full? Pray This Prayer.
Around 9:00 every night, my dog Duke stares longingly up at the cabinet above my husband’s recliner. He knows exactly […]
Giving God Control
The day my oldest daughter gave birth is a day forever imprinted in my memory. Since he was the first […]
Tending the Gardens of Our Lives
It’s too nice of a day to stay indoors! The flowers that the kids and I planted are doing GREAT, […]
Three Reasons Your Prayers Should Always Include Praise
My wife and I are old school. We try really hard to teach our three daughters their manners. We believe […]
Back to School: Ten Ways to Pray for Your Child’s Teacher
Letter to the Class of 2019
Dear high school graduate, I see your smiling face, your parents’ arms thrown around you, hugging you tightly, and I […]
What Happens When You Pray?
Do you ever wonder what happens when you pray? Sometimes we need a reminder. You may value prayer and you […]
Prayer Doesn’t Fix Everything, But It Changes Everything
I’ve been a praying person for much of my life. Has it worked? Has it fixed me entirely? Apparently not, because I […]
Valley of the Dry Bones: Replanting Temple Baptist Church By Drew Cline, Lead Pastor
Ezekiel 36:36 (ESV) “Then the nations that are left all around you shall know that I am the Lord; I […]
My Prayers Can’t Rain Down Fire … Or Can They
My Prayers Can’t Rain Down Fire … Or Can They