Christopher Lowe

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Prayer Isn’t Magic

The way some people talk about prayer owes more to New Age spirituality and witchcraft than biblical Christianity. I don’t want to name any names, …

Why is obedience better than sacrifice? What should we learn from Saul's incomplete obedience in destroying the Amalekites?

<b>Answer:</b> In 1 Samuel 15, Saul chose to keep the Amalekite king Agag alive and took the plunder from the battle rather than destroy everything as God …

Theology

What are the blessings God promised Israel for obedience? Were the blessings God promised a reward for obedience fulfilled?

<b>Answer:</b> God promised many blessings to Israel in the book of Deuteronomy if they would obey His commands. Many important blessings are listed …

Theology

Why is obedience to God important? What is obeying God's Word so difficult? How can I learn to trust and obey?

<b>Answer:</b> Obedience to God proves our love for Him (1 John 5:2-3), demonstrates our faithfulness to Him (1 John 2:3-6), glorifies Him in the world (1 …

Faith

What does the Bible say about obedience? Why is obedience to God so important? What is obeying God's Word so difficult?

<b>Answer:</b> The Bible has much to say about obedience. In fact, obedience is an essential part of the Christian faith. Jesus Himself was “obedient unto …

Christianity

Why did Jesus instruct us to pray 'lead us not into temptation' when God states that He does not tempt us? Does God tempt us to sin? Why would God lead us into temptation?

<b>Answer:</b> We know from James 1:13 that God does not tempt us to sin. If God did tempt us to sin, He would be acting contrary to His holy nature, …

Faith

What is praying in the Spirit? Is praying in the Spirit the same thing as speaking in tongues?

<b>Answer:</b> Praying in the Spirit is mentioned three times in Scripture. First Corinthians 14:15 says, “So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, …

How is prayer communicating with God? How can prayer be considered communication when God does not audibly speak back to us?

<b>Answer:</b> To understand the nature of God's communication to us, and ours to Him, we need to start with a few key precepts. The first is that God only …

Theology

What is the power of prayer? From what source does prayer receive its power?

<b>Answer:</b> The idea that power is inherent in prayer is a very popular one. According to the Bible, the power of prayer is, quite simply, the power of …

Faith

Is corporate prayer important? Is corporate prayer more powerful than an individual praying alone? Does God answer prayers based on how many people are praying?

<b>Answer:</b> Corporate prayer is an important part of the life of the church, along with worship, sound doctrine, communion, and fellowship. The early …

Prayer

How can I have my prayers answered by God? Why does it seem like God never answers my prayers?

<b>Answer:</b> Many people believe answered prayer is God granting a prayer request that is offered to Him. If a prayer request is not granted, it is …

How to pray? What is the proper way to pray? Is there a certain method I should use to pray properly?

<b>Answer:</b> Is it best to pray standing up, sitting down, kneeling, or bowing down? Should our hands be open, closed, or lifted up to God? Do our eyes …

How can I be sure I am praying according to the will of God? What does it mean to pray according to God's will?

<b>Answer:</b> Man's highest aim should be to bring glory to God (1 Corinthians 10:31), and this includes praying according to His will. First, we must ask …

Faith

What is the Lord's prayer and should we pray it? Is the Lord's Prayer a prayer we are supposed to memorize and recite? What is the Paternoster?

<b>Answer:</b> The Lord’s Prayer is a prayer the Lord Jesus taught His disciples in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4. Matthew 6:9-13 says, “This, then, is how …

Faith

What does it mean to pray without ceasing? Does praying without ceasing literally mean praying all of the time?

<b>Answer:</b> Paul’s command in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to “pray without ceasing,” can be confusing. Obviously, it cannot mean we are to be in a head-bowed, …

What does it mean to pray in Jesus' name? Does praying in Jesus' name mean saying 'In Jesus' name, Amen' at the end of a prayer?

<b>Answer:</b> Prayer in Jesus’ name is taught in John 14:13-14, “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. …