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Are You Dying in Doubting Castle?

In Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Christian and Hopeful leave the path to the Celestial City and end up in Giant Despair's Doubting Castle. When humanism, self-help, waiting, and chance fail, the brothers finally cry out to God. “What a fool I've been!” Christian exclaims, realizing that a key of promise, that will open every door in...

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The Foundation of Prayer (Psalm 118) (Encore)

Does God answer your prayers? The foundation needed to prevail in prayer begins with repentance and being made righteous by faith in Christ. Through our suffering, God brings us to the place where we say, “I'm done with games. I will have Jesus!” In this place, the promises of God become stones that build the...

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The Foundation of Prayer (Psalm 118)

Are your prayers answered in the physical realm? The foundation of prayer begins with repentance, which God brings us to through suffering. After we get honest, give up the game, and earnestly say, “I will have Jesus,” the promises of God become stones that build the foundation of prayer. In Jesus, all of these promises are Yea...

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The Courage (to Trust Jesus)

Does God answer your prayers? Are you crying out to God knowing that if he does not answer, you will die? Or have you grown indifferent by his lack of response? If God is not answering our prayers, it is a spiritual warning that we are not getting our life's sustenance from Christ. Instead, like...