Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.
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A Theology of Sickness and Healing
The Healing Prayer Model
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany my weekend sermon on September 12/13, “Help for the Hurting” (Psalm 6). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany my weekend sermon on September 5/6, “The Terrifying Beauty of God's Goodness” (Psalm 5). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.
Give ear to my words, O LORD;
consider my groaning.
Give attention to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God,
for to you do I pray.
O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.
For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you.
The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;
That’s what Desiring God board member Peter Hedstrom prayed during one of the several prayer sessions at the recent board meeting. What he meant was that there are many secondary issues in life on which we may be flexible and allow a lot of latitude, a lot of bending. But there are important doctrinal truths on which we must stand firm, unwavering, not blowing in the wind, but remaining right-angled.
Last week when Justin Irving led devotions at the Bethel University Pastors Prayer Council, he quoted from chapter 1 of S.D. Gordon’s Quiet Talks on Prayer.
Sixteen leaders gathered last week at Bethel University’s Pastors Prayer Council. Justin Irving opened with a devotional about the 100,000 hours an individual typically invests of the course of his work life.
Puritan Thomas Lye said, “In a tempest, a believer must cast his anchor upward.”