Entries by sarahp

What to Do About Worry.

21 Days of Prayer: Day 21 Philippians 4:6 says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.” During the past 21 days, we’ve prayed as a church for a lot of things. This week alone, we’ve prayed for the next generation, for strength, for protection, and for humility; we’ve prayed to resist temptation, and we’ve […]

The Importance of Humility.

21 Days of Prayer: Day 20 “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” S. Lewis, Mere Christianity What is pride? Many would define pride as the “sin of sins” or the root of […]

When You Don’t Want to Forgive.

21 Days of Prayer: Day 19 Ah, forgiveness. Do we really have to do that? It’s certainly not something that comes easy for the majority of people. On September 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked, two of which crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. As a result of the horrific […]

Living Free Requires This:

21 Days of Prayer: Day 18 Have you ever tried to lift weights that were too heavy for you? So heavy that you couldn’t even get them off the ground, or caused you so much trouble that you needed someone to help you? Well, that is what it is like to carry around your sin. […]

What You Should Pray Each Morning:

21 Days of Prayer: Day 17 Protection Prayer is so powerful and so necessary to our walk with God, especially these days with so many distractions and diversions to help us stray off of the righteous path. There is so much lying and deception, so much wrong, impure, ugly, and deplorable behavior in this world, […]

Weapons of War Are Not What You Think.

21 Days of Prayer: Day 16 Religion and warfare make strange bedfellows, or at least they should.  Unfortunately, religious fervency has been at the root of most of many atrocities. However, God’s commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39) is clearly in direct opposition to the very notion of waging battle against our […]

To Live a Life of Faith, You’ll Need This:

21 Days of Prayer: Day 15 “It does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing. Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual […]

Pray for Everyone… Even Your Enemies?

21 Days of Prayer: Day 14 The Holy of Holies. The sacred, innermost part of the Tabernacle, was widely believed to be the place God dwelt, in addition to containing the Ark of the Covenant (the Tabernacle is described in detail in Exodus). Only the high priest could enter this section of the temple, as […]