Everyone seeks after hope. It is as necessary to our lives as food and water. Your children get higher GPA's, with hope. Athletes perform better, recover from injuries better, and adjust mentally to change better when they have hope. Elderly people who have hope live longer than those without hope. Hope breeds confidence to build…Read more My Hope Is a Who!
Jesus’ disciples tried unsuccessfully to help a boy after the boy’s dad asked them to. The dad and the disciples appealed to Jesus for help. As always Jesus came through and healed by delivering him from the grip of the devil. Later when the disciples asked why they had failed, he told them, “This kind…Read more By Prayer and Fasting
Once a year our congregation observes a 40 day period of fasting and prayer. When we fast and pray we are expressing our deep longing for God. In a sense you could say that we are putting aside the good gifts God gives us in order seek Him. Sometimes during the fast abstaining from food, especially…Read more Fasting and Prayer’s Effects
My earliest memories include prayer. My parents by my bedside and teaching my sister and me how to pray, my pastor laying his hand upon my forehead praying for me. My uncles when they prayed it was fervent and earnest, reminded me of Moses on the mountain. My boyhood church prayed around the altar, and…Read more How I Approach God in Prayer
Once a year our congregation observes a 40 day period of fasting and prayer. When we fast and pray we are expressing our deep longing for God. In a sense you could say that we are putting aside the good gifts God gives us in order seek Him. Sometimes during the fast abstaining from food, especially…Read more Removes Burdens and Breaks Yokes
I was looking at the cross in the sanctuary this morning with joy and confidence. God’s love demonstrated in Christ’s laying down His life for our sins. He gives us boldness to pray with a Holy Spirit inspired imagination. His resurrection confirms the glorious plan of God that delights angels and Christians alike. When I…Read more A Big and Blessed Imagination
“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened ... how…Read more Prayer Changes Me!
“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.” (Proverbs 3:27, NLT) We were honored to host Huldah Buntain this weekend at Woodland Church. In 1954 Mark and Huldah Buntain and their one year old daughter, Bonnie, set sail from New York City for Calcutta. Three ships…Read more Huldah Buntain Visits Woodland Church
Prayer Devotional from Pastor Greg Laurie. "Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people, And praise Him in the company of the elders." Psalm 107:32 I can give you a very good reason why you should never be late to church: you miss out on that time when God is glorified.…Read more Prayer Devotional from Pastor Greg Laurie
You will either drive worry out of your life through prayer; or you will allow worry to drive prayer out of your life. “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can…Read more Driving Out Worry