Monday, August 30, 2010

Revival Praying

From the book, Revival Praying, by Leonard Ravenhill...

We preachers must teach prayer; if we do not, we are unfaithful ministers of the New Testament. But we must do more than teach prayer; we must teach it by practicing it.

A praying preacher is never envious of another man whose pulpit mastery exceeds his own. He glories that another can explain the way of the Lord more perfectly and glue the ears of a shifty congregation to the Word of the Living God.

There cannot be two operators of the Christian's life. We are either Spirit led in everything or self led.

We may call prayerlessness neglect, or lack of spiritual appetite, or loss of vision. But that which matters is what God calls it. In I Samuel 12:23 God calls prayerlessness sin: God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you."

Good preaching on ground ill-prepared by prayer is an abortive thing.

The man behind the pulpit must have a prayer life. "A holy man, " Robert Murray McCheyne used to say, "is a fearful weapon in the hands of a holy God."

Prayer links man's impotence to God's omnipotence.

Prayer swings us out of the natural into the supernatural.

Prayer turns our stony words into bread because He who turned water into wine still longs through the preaching of the Word to impart nourishment to heaven's pilgrims.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mark Your Calendars

Having been elected a bishop by the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America, Archbishop Robert Duncan has called for an Ordination and Consecration. I will consecrated an Anglican Bishop to serve the Anglican Diocese of the South on October 9th at 1:00. The service will be held at the Church of the Apostles on Northside Parkway in Atlanta.

Mark your calendars and come celebrate with us on this special day. More thoughts to come...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Son of Hamas

Just finished reading Son of Hamas by Mosab Yousef. Literally could not put the book down. Stayed up most of the night. Mosab was the son of the major leader in Hamas. He shares his life journey from being a Muslim in Israel, a leader in the organization of Hamas, and becoming a follower of Jesus. It is absolutely incredible what this man went through and how God brought him through to real faith.

August Newspaper Column

My August Newspaper Column, "Trouble Praying?", is now posted at