In today's article, Pastor Bill responds to a reader's question about the article on prayer from two weeks ago titled "HOW DO I PRAY?"...Keep Reading
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Recently I have had a few conversations that circle the same question or concern. They all went something like this, “I am reading my Bible on a regular basis, but I feel like if someone isn’t teaching me what I am supposed to get out of it, I am struggling to go deeper. I want to learn more, but I feel like I am hitting a wall.”...
Recently I was speaking with a friend concerning a difficult conversation someone had with him a few months back. They had pointed out some areas of sin in his life and although he eventually calmed down, at first he got quite defensive. In our conversation, one of the statements he made was, “We all have areas of sin. I don’t need to run into your home and point out all the things you do wrong either.” In some ways he is right, and in other ways he is wrong. So, what’s the truth? ...
In Matthew 6, Jesus' friends made a simple request, “Lord, teach us to pray!” They had been around Jesus long enough to know that he was a praying man. The scriptures frequently tell us that Jesus would get up early in the morning and retreat to places of solitude to pray. Jesus was always praying for people and with people. And when he prayed, heaven and earth seemed ...Keep Reading
Revolve Church is at a crossroads (you should meet us there so we won't get lonely). As we are thinking through a myriad of different decisions, I would ask you guys to pray for us, share about us, and even offer suggestions that are relevant. So, what's going on?1) We pay a ton of money to rent where we are and it isn't an ideal location. Best case scenario, we really n...Keep Reading
I received a commonly asked question recently, "Is it biblical to pray to saints, loved ones who have passed away, or anyone besides God?" I realize that this has the potential to be a volatile question. For one, the official teaching of the Roman Catholic Church is not that anyone should pray to Mary, a saint, or anyone else, but that you can ask Mary, a saint, or someon...Keep Reading
Monday, February 6th starts the Refugee Highway Partnership Roundtable in Budapest. Over 160 grassroots workers, mission leaders, pastors, trauma care specialists, and digital media workers from all over Europe are gathering there. The gathering will include people from over 28 countries and 60 organizationsthe goal is to encourage, equip, and connect those who are working...Keep Reading
One reader wrote, "I just lost my wife of 62 years and 134 days, and I'm devastated. I prayed and prayed for my wife, and the more I prayed the worse she got until she succumbed. My question is, Why doesn't God acknowledge our prayers? Not answer them - just acknowledge them." First, please let me begin by simply expressing my condolences. 62 plus years is a lifetime, and...Keep Reading
Over the past few weeks, I have received multiple questions that all circle around the same main theme. Although using different words, the essence of each question is this: "People tell me that I should worship Jesus and pray to him. I am doing that, but my prayers are not being answered. Am I doing something wrong? What is worship? What is prayer? What can I do in order ...Keep Reading
Over the past month, I have received multiple questions that all circle around the same main theme. Although using different words, the essence of each question is this: "People tell me that I should worship Jesus and pray to him. I am doing that, but my prayers are not being answered. Am I doing something wrong? What is worship? What is prayer? What can I do in order to h...Keep Reading