Legitimate Care and Concern vs. Anxiety and Worry
Dr. Doran recently preached a series of sermons addressing a significant problem in our day: anxiety. This was a timely series and... Read More
Praying for God to Be “With” Us
Go to your average weekly prayer meeting, and chances are it won’t be long before you hear a prayer dressed up with... Read More
The Simple Solution to Unleashing the Spirit . . . No Really!
There is a time in everyone’s life where they look at the long list of desires and goals in front of them... Read More
Why We Pray Even When “God Isn’t Fixing This”
No doubt all of us are aware of the disparaging remarks that were made about prayer in the aftermath of last week’s... Read More
A Prayer for Grace and for the Glory of God
“Almighty God, our heavenly Father, seeing that since antiquity it has always pleased you to extend your grace toward your people, as... Read More
Why Pray If God Knows Everything?
In his commentary on the Synoptic Gospels, John Calvin discusses Jesus’ statement that the “Father knows what you need before you ask... Read More
Do You Want to Pray More Effectively?
We teach many subjects in seminary: languages, theology, history, hermeneutics, etc. We teach classes in these areas, expecting students to learn, grow,... Read More
Calvin and the Overarching Reason for Prayer
In an extended discussion of prayer, John Calvin suggested six reasons why believers should pray to God. Those reasons tell us a... Read More
Four Guidelines for Prayer
A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about six reasons for prayer drawn from John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion (3.20.3). In... Read More
Prayer and the Sovereignty of God: Six Reasons Why Believers Should Pray
From time to time, people assert that if a person believes God has predestined all things then that person will necessarily tend... Read More