Preparing for prayer

Talking to the Creator is beyond human comprehension. We’re lifted up when we humble ourselves before him (James 4:10), because our sins can close the ears of God (Luke 18:9-14; Isaiah 59:1-2).

Prayer requires preparation because approaching God isn’t a casual affair. The solemnity and reverence in the Father’s throne room in Revelation 4-5 can touch us deeply.

Let’s pause and consider the beauty of God’s creation. Continue reading “Preparing for prayer”

Five dangerous ways to use the pulpit

Nothing is more important to God than the souls of men (John 3:16). For God’s people, bringing the lost to Christ is the noblest task we can ever perform (Matthew 28:18-20).

When Moses encountered God in the burning bush, he was told:

“Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground” (Exodus 3:5, NKJV).

The proclamation of the gospel is sacred work (Romans 10:14-15). We must exhibit fear and respect when we utter the greatest words ever written (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Continue reading “Five dangerous ways to use the pulpit”