Concierge 16.09

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⇒ A Mother’s Heart on Praying for Her Prodigal Son

by Jenny Walsh

Have you ever thought you were losing the spiritual battle over your child as one thing after another goes wrong even as you pray with all your heart?


⇒ Three Biblical Practices for Prayer

by Nivine Richie

How easy it is to grow weary, lose focus, and become ungrateful. And yet, these very weaknesses—the same weaknesses faced by the disciples—point us to the One who prays for us.


⇒ 5 Methods for Fighting Half-Hearted Prayer

by Joel Beeke

Recognize that true prayer is a gift of the Father, who gives it through the Son and works it within you by the Spirit, who, in turn, enables it to ascend back to the Son, who sanctifies it and presents it acceptable to the Father.


⇒ Praying for One Another

by Donald Whitney

Given that bearing the burdens of others in prayer is characteristically Christian, how then should we pray for one another?


⇒ The Friendless Flatterer

by Mark Jones

One of the most publicly and socially acceptable sins is flattery. That’s why it is also such a dangerous sin. Consider this Yiddish proverb: “Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.” But the friends made by flattery are not worth having at all.

⇒ Augustine and Christian Joy

by Michael Riccardi

But what many don’t know about Augustine was his consistent emphasis on the centrality of the affections—and particularly joy—in the believer’s life. In fact, he even defined love for God in terms of enjoying Him


⇒ Keeping the Faith in a Faithless Age: the Church as a Moral Minority

by Albert Mohler

The Christian church now finds itself facing a new reality. The church no longer represents the central core of Western culture. Though outposts of Christian influence remain, these are exceptions rather than the rule. For the most part, the church has been displaced by the reign of secularism.


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