Praying Powerful Prayers (part 5)

As we conclude Jesus’ model prayer (i.e., The Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6) we are brought to the place of increased confidence in Him. True confidence increases as we learn to confide in Him! There we can declare: “Lead us! For Yours is the Kingdom, power, and glory!” In other words, “You will lead usContinue reading “Praying Powerful Prayers (part 5)”

Praying Powerful Prayers (part 4)

Jesus’ model for prayer (i.e., The Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6) is key to experiencing our relationship with Him. It is one of childlike awe and intimacy. It is one of confident boldness and passion. But at its core—it is one of dependency and expectancy. He literally taught us to declare, “You will give usContinue reading “Praying Powerful Prayers (part 4)”

Praying Powerful Prayers (part 3)

“When you pray say (i.e., declare with authority)!” (Matthew 6:9) Jesus taught us to pray with the awe and intimacy of much-loved children (i.e., “Our Father in heaven, Holy is Your name”). He also taught us to pray with the boldness and passion of confident warriors! Two of the strong declarations Jesus told us toContinue reading “Praying Powerful Prayers (part 3)”

Praying Powerful Prayers (Part 2)

            “When you pray say, “Our Father in heaven, Holy is Your name!” (Matthew 6:9) If there’s ever been a time needing the powerful prayers of the people of God—this is it! Jesus clearly teaches us how to pray. We’ve come to call His model prayer “The Lord’s Prayer.” But it’s actually our prayer. It’sContinue reading “Praying Powerful Prayers (Part 2)”

Let’s Celebrate the Festival of “Re”Dedication

John 10:22-23 Then came the Festival of Dedication (Hanukkah) at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. I know that this time of year everyone is putting up Christmas trees, singing carols, and jollily decking the halls, but prior to that holiday is one mentioned in theContinue reading “Let’s Celebrate the Festival of “Re”Dedication”