Prayer

The Cadillac Prayer

Several years ago I met a man who was angry with God. Jesus had refused to answer his prayer. Curious, I asked the man about his unanswered prayer. He said, "I prayed for five years that Jesus would give me a new Cadillac and He didn’t." He wasn’t joking. Seeing that he was rather bitter,…

Grace

Find Freedom in Christ

A Hungry Octopus "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." -John 8:36 Sin is like a hungry octopus that has very long tentacles. To make matters worse, every sin comes with its own GPS tracking device. You get the picture. We can run, but we can’t hide. The GPS locator…

Grace

Is Perfection Possible?

"Mr. Wilson: My pastor just finished a four-week series of sermons called, "Be ye perfect." His theme was taken from the words of Jesus in Matthew 5:48, "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." To be honest, I had not given much thought to the necessity of perfection until I heard his sermons….

Sin

The Enemy Waits

The Carnal Nature of Mankind Jesus said, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." (Matthew 5:8) I take these words as a promise. However, as I look around and as I look within, I see a great amount of impurity. When it comes to the subject of moral purity, humans are…