Month: November 2017

Why Prayer?

Why does God want us to pray? Matthew 6:8b says, “Your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask Him.” So why ask God to do what He already wants to do? Why ask God to do… Read More ›

Thankful for Friends

God created us with an innate need to connect with others. Newborns recognize their mother’s voice upon birth, and many believe while still in utero. Like our God, we long for relationships and families are where we first learn to… Read More ›

Unasked Prayer

Do you know the greatest problem in prayer is not unanswered prayer? It is unasked prayer. Most of us don’t even get to the asking part. James 4:2c says, “Ye have not, because ye ask not.” Unoffered prayer is not… Read More ›

Thank you Lord!

By Lyle Rapacki Four years ago my article: “Thank You Lord for Thanksgiving!” appeared in The Olive Branch Report.  Many responded wonderfully from across the country, and even shared their own stories of giving thanks. This year we have all… Read More ›

Real Wealth

Many people think they are wealthy when they’re not. It’s a strange thing. There was a program on television called “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” Have you seen it? A better name might be “The Lifestyles of the Rich… Read More ›

Jesus: The Only Hope

Are Christians fools for believing in Jesus? Are we mere sentimentalists, or do we have reasonable reasons for believing in the Lord Jesus Christ? My dear friend, false religion will never satisfy the hungry heart. If you go to the… Read More ›

Faithful To The Faith

We need to be faithful to the faith found in the Word of God. Many people are taking the Bible and shredding it, mimicking it, and dissecting it. And these people call themselves theologians! The word “theos” means God and… Read More ›