When we come to worship, we’re coming to the starting point of everything that begets substance and fruitfulness in our lives. There are many words used today to describe worship—celebration, exaltation, praise, magnifying the Lord, and glorifying the Lord. But at the heart of worship is meeting God, and while praising Him is worthy, He wants us to come into His presence. It’s in that encounter that we experience watershed worship.
For seventy years—ever since I was a ten-year-old boy and received Jesus—the Lord’s Prayer has been foundational to my walk with Him. I pray it every day...
The average believer never learns to pray beyond the circle of their own personal need, usually because they suppose it’s presumptuous to pray for great issues or they think faith isn’t great enough. Yet the Word of God calls us to pray for our cities and nations, assuring us that our prayers are indeed decisive.
When you can't see a thing, you can be brought to a certain point. But there finally comes the moment when you must decide to reach out for yourself. Jesus' encounter with the blind Bartimaeus demonstrates the faith that God will give us in our very darkest hour.
This ten-part series airs Jan. 18 to Mar. 22. It offers a practical look at the Revelation of Jesus Christ and how it applies to our lives today. Free study guide.