Responses to Questions: Part 17

Responses to Questions: Part 17

We tackle the following questions on Prayer:

1. When we pray to God, is it ok to then ask the Holy Spirit to plead for us as there are times we need to be asking for help or wisdom and don’t even know how?

2. Can we change God’s mind through prayer?

Traits of the Wise (Matthew 7:24-27)

Traits of the Wise (Matthew 7:24-27)

Proverbs presents us with several caricatures, and the most prominent ones are the wise man and the fool. So what does the life of the wise man look like when it comes to his interactions with others?

War Against the Darkness 6: Tapping into the Darkness (Deuteronomy 18:9-15)

War Against the Darkness 6: Tapping into the Darkness (Deuteronomy 18:9-15)

In Part 6 of the series, we discuss the attempts to tap into dark powers. These attempts we place under the umbrella term "Occult." What are some of these practices? Why are they appealing? Is it all fake or is there anything real going on? And how should the people of God view these practices?

Nicodemus and Joseph: A Case Study in Peer Pressure (John 19:38-42)

Nicodemus and Joseph: A Case Study in Peer Pressure (John 19:38-42)

What can 2 men burying the body of Jesus teach us about Peer Pressure and discipleship?

Ezekiel and Jesus

Ezekiel and Jesus

There’s so much in Ezekiel’s prophecies which anticipate Jesus. We focus on 3 components:

  1. A New Temple

  2. A New People

  3. A New Shepherd

Responses to Questions: Part 16

Responses to Questions: Part 16

Responding to this question: “If prophets and patriarchs were in direct contact with God or in their dreams, why does the church believe that God is no longer talking to man like He had done throughout history?”

If I Only Had... (Genesis 29:15-35)

If I Only Had... (Genesis 29:15-35)

Three companions of Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” each have their own “If I only had…” song. If we’re paying attention to the narrative of Genesis 29-30, three characters also emerge with their own “If I only had…” song. So what does Jacob have his heart set on? What about Leah? And what about Rachel? And why do all of them end up in profound disappointment?

An Inner Spring (Isaiah 41:17-20)

An Inner Spring (Isaiah 41:17-20)

God provided water in the desert for Israel. Several Old Testament texts use the image of water to convey the promise of another event where God would provide water for those who are thirsty. So what does this have to do with Jesus? And with the Holy Spirit?

Applying Ephesians 4 to Your Marriage (Ephesians 4:17-32)

Applying Ephesians 4 to Your Marriage (Ephesians 4:17-32)

Though Ephesians 5 directly addresses husbands and wives, the principles of the previous chapter - intended for all relationships - are necessary for a Christ-centered marriage. We explore 5 principles which we should be applying to our marriages.