I love the imagery of an open door. It pictures what I believe about prayer so attractively. The problem is, sometimes when we pray, it doesn’t seem as if God’s door is open. It’s locked shut, and no matter how fervently we seek Him, we are met with silence. What should we do when God…
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love. I doubt that the hymn writer Robert Robinson was thinking of prayer when he penned those words, but every time I hear them, that’s what I think about. I’m regularly frustrated by my proneness to wander when I am trying to…
Watching all the wacky ways that people pray is enough to make you never want to do it. But there is a way to recover the essence of prayer from all the rigmarole.
Listen to Jesus.
His teaching on prayer is so refreshingly simple that you can hardly hear it without experiencing a fresh desire to talk to your Father. Join us as we learn from Jesus how much better prayer can be than it so often is.
We know we’re supposed to pray. We know prayer is supposed to work. Yet we suffer from prayerlessness. Why?
Might it be because of misconceptions about God? A.W. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
So we will strive to see God more accurately so that we will pray more adequately.
If prayer is not your strong suit, you may be tempted to wonder if it really matters whether or not you ever get better at it. But what are you missing if you settle for prayerlessness? More importantly, what is God missing? Here are four biblical answers to the question Why pray?
When we see a neighbor, we become a neighbor. Who is our neighbor? This is the question an expert in the Jewish law posed to Jesus, which prompted the telling of the well-known story of the Good Samaritan. Join us this Sunday as we explore this parable and how our perspective can change everything.
Downer of a title, I know. But let’s be honest: Some of our relationships are not what we’d like them to be. Maybe, for you, one in particular is especially disappointing, because it’s a relationship you highly value. Given the resistance most people have to change (especially in themselves), how do we make our less-than-ideal…
I know you know that God loves you. But when was the last time you felt His love? This Sunday’s service is designed to help you get the truth of God’s love from your head to your heart. We’re going to combine three TED-style talks from three different elders on one topic: the unrelenting love of God. I pray you will experience His love at a deeper level because of the time you spend with us at White Pine!
You’ve probably heard that God is slow to anger, but has His patience with you ever brought you to your knees? This Sunday at White Pine, we’re going to look, not only at God’s patience, but at other attributes of His that make His patience all the more wonderful. I hope it will be a…
So I had a choice: To tell you the topic of our Father’s Day message, or to promise free bacon to every man in attendance. Maybe it’s just me, but that seemed like a no-brainer.
I predict, though, that what the Spirit of God will say to you will linger longer than the aftertaste of bacon. One of the Bible’s most exceptional fathers will show us how to live the kind of life that will attract those we love to God, despite society’s opposing pull on them. It will give us a lot to, um, chew on.