While in Manila last year I stumbled on a secular bookshop which to my surprise boasted a large Christian book section in which Piper, Grudem, Keller and Carson among many others could be found. Strolling around the store I came […]
‘Ecstasy and delight are essential to the believer’s soul and they promote sanctification.’ This fascinating quote was recently sent to me by a friend from South Africa. It was initially expressed by John Flavel (1627 – 1691). I first came […]
was surprised on two occasions this year when preaching to what I will call ‘conservative evangelical constituencies’ and declaring the joy of our freedom in Christ, to encounter the response that followed. On the first occasion I had been speaking […]
My wife Wendy and I were in the USA when the tragic news of the death of Princess Diana swept round the world. The shock and horror of the event was hardly believable. What seemed even more incomprehensible came on […]
6 | Paul and the churches are very much in a prayer relationship.
5 | Paul says in Corinthians, ‘I will pray with the mind, I will also pray with the Spirit. I will pray with the understanding, I will also pray with the Spirit.’
4 | Many of us will say, well I don’t know how to pray. I get turned off prayer. I find prayer difficult. I lose concentration.
3 | In this post we look at prayers we make as part of a body.
2 | Prayer is not just painted in one colour. A whole rainbow of ways are presented. Let’s first look at some of the ways in which we can pray by ourselves.