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The Prayer Life Of Jesus

October 26, 1998

Did you hear about the little girl who had been taught the importance of prayer? She also had been instructed how to pray each night prior to jumping into bed. Often she would be sleepy and it was difficult for … (read more)

The Importance Of Prayer

September 23, 1998

What problem are you facing today which seems too much for you? How are you ever going to face it? More importantly, how are you going to overcome it? May I suggest prayer? When you are given the inner strength … (read more)

Prayer And Spiritual Healing

September 6, 1998

Oswald Chambers has said, Prayer does not fit us for the greater works; prayer is the greater work. We think of prayer as a common sense exercise of our higher powers in order to prepare us for God's work. In … (read more)

God Has No Problems

August 30, 1998

As many saints through the years have discovered, "God has no problems. He has only great plans." This thought is tremendous. The Lord does have great plans for you. He has great plans for me. He has great plans for … (read more)

Prayer Is Not An Option

August 22, 1998

Jesus never made prayer an option to His followers. He says, "when you pray…" Matthew 6:6 is not "if you pray." There is a world of difference between "when" and "if." Therefore, if we are to pray, then should not … (read more)

According To Thy Will

August 15, 1998

Many people have prayed for healing, but because they were not healed, they feel they have to leave God the option by praying, "if it be thy will." I feel we can pray "according to thy will" and do not … (read more)

Why Is There So Much Suffering?

August 7, 1998

A very logical question is, "Why is there so much suffering and so much illness?" This is a very difficult and complex question and practically impossible to answer. However, I will give a few possible reasons. First, we know there … (read more)

Contrary

July 31, 1998

Someone has written concerning Jesus: His birth was contrary to the laws of nature — He was born of the Virgin Mary. His life was lived contrary to others — He always sought to serve and desired not to have … (read more)

The Impact Of Jesus

July 23, 1998

Someone asked the renowned Tennyson what he thought of Jesus. He replied in his own poetic fashion. "What the sun is to the flower, so Jesus is to me." The flower would soon be dead without light. The reason many … (read more)

Watching The Clock

July 16, 1998

Have you ever given yourself to prayer for what seems a long time and discovered it was only a few minutes? As a young man in the pastorate and seeking to develop my prayer time, I discovered I was concerned … (read more)

Quiet Before The Lord

July 8, 1998

Many times individuals have asked me what they can do for their illness or other problems. They have in most cases, sought help from someone and are in desperate need for further guidance. It is all this time that I … (read more)

Medicine And Spiritual Healing

June 22, 1998

Medicine and faith are not in competition nor are they at odds with each other. Both are needed and both have their place in your life and mind. The Lord has ordained certain laws and they are fulfilled in many … (read more)

Have You Seen A Miracle?

June 12, 1998

A little boy was having a serious talk with his grandfather. He asked, "Grandpa, have you ever seen any miracles?" "Yes, many of them," he replied. "How have you seen them?" The little boy asked. He said, "Because I look … (read more)

Moments Of Great Despair

June 4, 1998

Martin Luther is considered one of the greatest Christians. He has influenced millions to trust the Lord and to believe in Him. Yet, Luther had moments of great despair. He wrote one time that for more than a week, "I … (read more)

Tender Loving Care

May 3, 1998

Your life will be enriched as you give and as you are willing to receive love. Your release of love toward others will affect their health for the better. An experiment involved giving a dozen rabbits tender, loving care. Their … (read more)

Him Whom I Have Believed

April 30, 1998

The apostle Paul gives us a standard of belief which is shockingly simple. Yet, it is profound in its power: When Michael Faraday, the 19th century English chemist and physicist, was at the point of death a friend asked, "What … (read more)

How Big A God Do You Believe In?

April 28, 1998

It is reported that the famed astronomer, Russell Norris, was presenting a lecture concerning the Milky Way. He dramatically conveyed the tremendous size of the Milky Way. During the question and answer period a lady asked, "If our world is … (read more)

Clean It Up

April 25, 1998

You and I are called to develop a climate of belief in which the fruitful aspects of the spirit can be manifest. If this climate exists many aspects of life will naturally care for themselves. When we moved to Canton, … (read more)

God Is With You

April 22, 1998

It is important that you believe God is very much interested in you and in every aspect of your life. You do not need a fantastic miracle three times a week to keep believing in the Lord. You are to … (read more)

Proving The Existence Of God

April 17, 1998

Probably everyone at one time or another has wondered about the existence of God. You have no doubt had those moments when you have thought that you needed tangible proof of the existence of God. Although these thoughts may cross … (read more)

Fat-Goose Christians

April 14, 1998

Belief is action. This is not a passive word. It is not a willingness to conform to a set of statements, nor is it simply an acceptance of a creed. Many people are what I term "fat-goose" Christians. They are … (read more)

Love Is Specific

March 29, 1998

Love cannot and should not remain vague or pointless. There is no great merit in saying, "I love everybody." There is no great power in saying, "God loves the world." The impact comes when we make the decision to love … (read more)

Peace That Passes Understanding

March 24, 1998

The desire, ability, and reality of trust are not determined by your outward circumstances. This depends upon your inward spiritual depth. The storms of life may buffet, but the ship of trust cannot sink. It will remain afloat by the … (read more)

Left In The Lord's Hands

March 19, 1998

I cannot emphasize enough that your trust in the Lord is not dependent upon your expected specific answers to your prayers. If you have a pre-determined answer for your prayer, you have already distorted the pattern of prayer. Your prayers … (read more)

Trust In The Lord

March 14, 1998

Some years ago Mary and I and the children were in Las Vegas for a day. I was astounded at the immense crowds and the intenseness with which they gambled. The ladies amazed me because of the amount of time … (read more)

Worth More Than Gold

March 9, 1998

Have you heard of the man who connived and laboured to get gold? He mined some and robbed for more. While he was being pursued by the law, he came upon a river. There was no recourse but to attempt … (read more)

A Title Deed

March 4, 1998

I don't want to leave the impression that eternity is only a quality of life. There is quantity to it. There is the hope we have in Christ Jesus. There is the joy of the promised bliss. Many years ago, … (read more)

How Long Is Eternity?

February 26, 1998

How long is eternity? How can it be measured? Is it possible to grasp the concept of living on and on and on? Believe me, it is difficult for my mind to grasp the fact that there is no end … (read more)

Second Guessing God

February 20, 1998

Isn't it interesting to hear the fans instruct the football team and its coaches? I have attended several Ohio State football games. I have been present when they have had a season in which they won each game; but let … (read more)

The Purpose Of The Church

February 15, 1998

Some years ago a high school student came to see me concerning some very frustrating problems. She was disturbed about a number of things, but especially disturbed about the advisor of their literary society. This girl was a senior and … (read more)

Prayer Is Our Work

February 6, 1998

I firmly believe that prayer is the work of the church. It is not an exercise which we learn to do to help us with the work of the church. It is the work of the church. It is not … (read more)

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