October 11, 2015
Paul and Silas are beaten publicly and thrown in jail. Bloodied and in pain, the brothers start praying and singing hymns at midnight. God sends an earthquake which rattles loose their chains and opens all the prison doors.
May 10, 2015
Jeremiah was known as the weeping prophet. He cried out to God on behalf of His people and pled tearfully for them to repent and turn to God. Jeremiah 29:7 is a powerful summation of God’s instructions to Jeremiah: “But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.”
January 25, 2015
Psalm 88 is the darkest Psalm in the Bible. Authorship is attributed to a man named Heman the Ezrahite and his Job-like dirge was probably not a highly requested worship song. Heman’s prayer is a desperate cry.
January 11, 2015
David and his fellow psalmists pour their hearts out in the Psalms, crying out to God for help and mercy, forgiveness and pardon, protection, and deliverance. Then comes Jesus Christ and the wait is over. Our deepest cries have been heard.
November 23, 2014
With grace and confidence in our Lord, we can pray with thanksgiving and joy for one another, confident that the Lord who apprehended each of our brothers and sisters, is faithfully at work in them and will bring them to that promised place of fruition–all for the glory of His name…
June 8, 2014
Friend of Covenant Church, Lee Crader, came to share a word of encouragement with us, and to play a few songs to lift our spirits. His topic was a timely reminder that our pastors need for us to pray for them on a regular basis.
November 3, 2013
While the church in America suffers little, the church in numerous nations is suffering horribly, facing harassment, confiscation of property, imprisonment, torture, and even execution. For them, fiery ordeals represent the normal Christian life.
June 30, 2013
The Apostle John, in his first epistle, talks of the divinity and humanity of Jesus, and he states that a primary message shared by Jesus was that “God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.” If we are to walk in this light, we must confess that we are sinners in order to receive His forgiveness.
November 11, 2012
Despite the outcome of elections and the names of those occupying governmental places of leadership and power, we must not forget that God is sovereign over the kings of the earth.
September 30, 2012
From the confines of a Roman prison, Paul writes to his beloved brothers and sisters in Christ in the Macedonian city of Philippi.