I had the opportunity to speak this past weekend at the Upper West Manhattan church of Christ's "Five Guys Lectures," and it allowed me to speak about something I need help with as much as anyone: prayer. The topic was "Faith to Pray," and we talked about Hannah's prayer to God for a son, which … Continue reading Faith to pray: the story of Hannah
In the sixth chapter of John, the apostles describes what I think was a turning point in the work of Jesus on this earth. He was possibly at his height of popularity, working in around the Sea of Galilee, having just demonstrated his power in amazing fashion, feeding 5,000 men with only five loaves and two fish. … Continue reading Knowing Jesus: Jesus got discouraged
Growing up in the Lord's church, I would always hear people use the phrase "faithful" to describe other Christians. Typically, it had to do with their spiritual health, although in many cases I suspect it was based on whether we saw them at worship every week. "He's a faithful Christian. She's faithful to God." Or … Continue reading If God is faithful, why would he reject me?