One of the greatest contributions to the church in the last century is “The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross” by Leon Morris. It is a technical book and a basic understanding of Greek is necessary to wade through the material, but to those who have the…
It’s probably true — though I can’t prove it — that every Church Prayer Meeting will have people in attendance that do not pray. We all know what it’s like to be in a meeting with those ‘awkward silences’. Not only that, it’s probably every minister’s goal to get everyone praying. It’s the ministerial equivalent of bringing peace to the Middle East. Many have tried: all have failed.
Believe me, none of the following is meant to be in a critical spirit. I too attend the prayer meeting. I too want to see God moving. I want to be blessed. I want the local church to be blessed. I want God’s people to be blessed. I too would like the experience of the early church:
‘And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and contninued to speak the word of God with boldness.’ — Acts 4:31
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In recent decades the evangelical church has seen a resurging interest in the practical aspects of Christian spirituality. Books on spiritual transformation and the spiritual disciplines line our shelves. Many of these are helpful, offering wise instruction on practices such as meditation, prayer, and fasting. But one discipline rarely appears in these catalogs of devotional habits: watchfulness.
Yet watchfulness is as necessary to a healthy spiritual life as meditation and prayer. Jesus tells His disciples to “watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation” (Matt. 26:41). The letters of Paul, Peter, and John sound the same note, urging us to exercise moral vigilance and watchful prayer (1 Cor. 16:13; Gal. 6:1; Col. 4:2; 1 Tim. 4:16; 1 Peter 4:7; 2 John 8). And Hebrews commands mutual watchfulness and exhortation while also reminding us to obey those leaders who keep watch over our souls (Heb. 3:12; 13:17).
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In his instructions to Titus, Paul writes that ministers are to “teach what accords with sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1). The pulpit ministry that upholds and follows biblical exposition heeds these … Read More by Clicking the Link Below