Kerux Christou, aka Herb's Blurbs

Kerux Christou is a phrase from New Testament Greek meaning “herald of Christ,” i.e., a preacher.

Unanswered Prayer: Be more Impudent!

Kids have a knack for wearing their parents down.  Generally if I ask for something and the answer is “No!”, I don’t keep asking.   That’s my answer.  But my kids never had that trouble (and I’ve never seen anyone else’s kids have that problem either).  They ask, and they keep on asking, until they get […]

All Prayers for Healing Are Answered, and The Answer Is Always “Yes!”

It is often said that God always answers prayers.  It’s just that sometimes the answer is “No,” or “Not yet,” rather than the “Yes” we may desire.  But there is one type of prayer that God always answers “Yes!”: prayers for physical healing. Now, I know that this will provoke incredulity.  Perhaps you’ve prayed for […]

Unanswered Prayer: You Can’t Handle the Truth

We’ve been considering the troubling topic of unanswered prayer.  In our most recent post we considered the biblical example of the apostle Paul and his “thorn.”  Paul’s request to have it removed went unanswered because it was a means of forcing Paul to rely upon the strength of God rather than upon his own resources.  […]

Unanswered Prayer: Thorns in the Flesh

What kind of ministry would Joni Eareckson Tada have had if she never been paralyzed?  What kind of hymns might Fanny Crosby have written were she not entirely blind?  We’ll never know, and that’s a good thing.  The reality is, without having been paralyzed Joni would likely not have had a ministry at all.  Without […]

Prayers God Answers: Prayers Prayed in Faith

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (Mk. 11: 24 ESV) An essential ingredient is an ingredient that you can’t do without.  If you want to bake a cake, there are some ingredients you just have to use (I’m told – what […]