In 1861, speaking on the subject of intercessory prayer during a sermon, renowned Rev. C.H. Spurgeon said,
"Four things I would speak of this morning, and yet but one thing; I would speak upon intercessory prayer thus – first, by way of commending the exercise; secondly, by way of encouraging you to enlist in it; thirdly, by way of suggestion, as to the persons for whom you should especially pray; and fourthly, by way of exhortation to all believers to undertake and persevere in the exercise of intercession for others."
Don't miss my article, What Is Intercessory Prayer for Healing?
I never knew there would be so many readers and people chiming in on 10 Things First-Time Church Visitors Don't Want to Hear. Pastor Ben Reed of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Tennessee did a great job of touching on something we've all either heard or been affected by. Everyone seems to have more to add, too!
Finally, don't miss Lecrae! Either in my article or the next time he comes around your neck of the woods to hip hop or speak. Lecrae recently spoke at R12. Check it out: 'Sacred-Secular Divide' Hinders Christians From Impacting Culture, Says Lecrae