“What is prayer?” The most basic definition of prayer is “talking to God.” Prayer is not meditation or passive reflection; it is a direct address to God. It is the communication of the human soul with the Lord who created the soul. Prayer is the primary way for the believer in Jesus Christ to communicate […]

 “What hindrances can influence one’s prayer life?”……The most obvious hindrance to a potent prayer life is the presence of unconfessed sins in the heart of the one who is praying. …Because our God is holy, there is a barrier that exists between Him and us when we come to Him with unconfessed sin in our lives. …Isaiah 59:2…2 It’s […]

Can “good people” wind up in hell? “How can God allow nice people to go to hell and bad people to go to heaven?” We all know people whom we value, who seem like genuinely good, kind and honest. But the Bible makes it clear that even these people have sinned and fallen short of God’s […]

“How can I trust God when I am facing unemployment, foreclosure, or bankruptcy?”……The loss of employment and/or income is one of the most distressing events in life, especially for those supporting a family. Foreclosure on the family home or having to declare bankruptcy due to unemployment adds additional fear, uncertainty, and emotional turmoil. For the […]

 “Financial crisis – what’s a Christian to do?” ……We have all seen the headlines: multiple bank and business bailouts, rising home foreclosures, jobs lost and firms downsizing, 401ks and IRAs dropping in value, rising utility, grocery, and gasoline prices. What are Christians supposed to do when we’re hit by a national or personal financial crisis?……How […]

“Where/how do you draw the line between helping someone and allowing someone to take advantage of you?” Luke 6:30, 35-36 tells us to “give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.” “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your […]

“What is the sinner’s prayer?”…Many people ask, “Is there a prayer I can pray that will guarantee my salvation?” It is important to remember that salvation is not received by reciting a prayer or uttering certain words. Nowhere does the The Bible record that a person can receive salvation by a prayer. Saying a prayer […]