Martin Collins, continuing the series on effective prayer, examines some of the reasons God apparently does not answer certain prayers in the affirmative. Sometimes people "pray" as a substitute for thinking. We are to become skilled at using biblical principles thoroughly mulled over in meditation—striving to …
Why are some prayers answered and some not? Why are some people miraculously healed, while others with the same affliction suffer ghastly declines and die?
God expects us to intercede in behalf of others, but we must do this with wisdom, sincerity, and humility, with the help of God's Spirit, according to God's will.
An explanation of Luke 11:9, Ask, seek, knock.
Christ expects us to ask for His help, and when He gives it, He does it to glorify His Father. When He thus responds, we should glorify God by praising Him.
We may find God's means of correction discouraging, but when we place His actions in context with His overall plan, we can find peace in God's sovereignty.
We sometimes mistake faith for certainty about God's will. However, faith is not knowing what God will do in a situation but trusting Him to do what is best for us.
Does it seem like your prayers never reach God's throne—that at best they are only recorded on God's answering machine? This article gives a new perspective on prayer that just may add new impetus to your prayer life!
Commentators think very little of Manoah, Samson's father, but a closer look at Judges 13 shows he is an example of true masculinity.
Jesus yielded His Spirit to the Father, indicating that God had not forsaken Him, but accepted Him after He became a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins.
We may not realize it, but our Christian lives are constantly under construction. It is this point of view that will make it easier for us to deal with both spiritual setbacks and progress.
God reveals a grand secret through David: namely, that spiritual growth will come to people who set the Lord before oneself continuously.
Our sins separate us from God; if we want to walk with God, it must be without sin. It is for our benefit that God holds such a high standard.
Two blind men doggedly follow Jesus into a house so that He will restore their sight to them. Here are the lessons we can learn from these two supplicants.
Technology, because of the spin it puts on expectations, can be a great source of disillusionment when compared to God's seemingly slow work.
The purpose of prayer is not to overcome God's reluctance, but to help in yielding to His will. 'Prayer changes things' is only true if it conforms to God's will.
Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem fulfilled prophecies. The crowds welcoming Jesus were actually choosing the Paschal Lamb of God on Abib/Nisan 10.
Deists believe that creation proves the existence of God, yet they assert that God has left this marvelous and interdependent creation to manage itself.
John Ritenbaugh investigates the second chapter of Lamentations, which reflects the emotional state of a stunned observer, realizing that God had wreaked havoc and destruction upon His chosen people, making them the focus of scorn and ridicule of all of their enemies. Chapter three focuses on the abject terror and hopelessness …
Martin Collins, examining Jesus' purposeful delay in going to Lazarus' side as His friend succumbed to death, reminds us that 1) God's delays are always motivated by love, 2) His delayed help always comes at the right time, and 3) God's best help is never delayed. We dare not project the human traits of obstinacy and …
Do we prefer to take matters into our own hands, make our own plans, and look to God for a blessing only after we have decided what needs to be done?
John Ritenbaugh, focusing on Lamentations 3, the narrator looks at the horrible affliction of his people and sees ultimate good coming from this tribulation, realizing that it has been God's tool of correction. Our responsibility in such a context is to submit to the yoke God has prepared for us, and to be willing to follow …