Lord, teach me to pray (here you go :))

Years ago, I read an article citing a poll claiming prayer being the most neglected spiritual discipline among Christians, including pastors.  Clearly, Satan sees prayer as a fatal threat to his schemes or he wouldn't try so hard to make us think prayer is not that important or  powerful. But this is a lie. Mary, … Continue reading Lord, teach me to pray (here you go :))

Why Pray? (Does it really make any difference?)

I want to thank everyone for your kind and encouraging words regarding the message I preached on June 16th about the mystery of prayer and why God, through human eyes, seems so capricious i.e. why does he answer some prayers and not others? My daughter, Macy Watts, listened to it yesterday and told me should … Continue reading Why Pray? (Does it really make any difference?)

The Lord’s Prayer (It’s not the one you’re thinking of…)

The "Our Father, which art in heaven,..." prayer was certainly said by Jesus, but as a "model prayer" for the eager-to-learn-how-to-pray disciples. However, the disciple, John, records for us a wonderful gift. For his entire 17th chapter comprises an actual prayer Jesus prayed as he was readying himself for his crucifixion: "Father," Jesus prayed, "the … Continue reading The Lord’s Prayer (It’s not the one you’re thinking of…)

Psalm 23 – “Bible Learning Series” Notes

Friends, Below are the "series notes" to my series on Psalm 23. All that's missing are additional comments I included while teaching. However, the "nuts & bolts" are here for your study. Paul wrote, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,..." (Colossians 3:16) May the verse-by-verse study of this simple, yet profound, passage … Continue reading Psalm 23 – “Bible Learning Series” Notes