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: 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 had 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.  […]

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 […]

Prayers God Answers: Prayers Prayed According to the Will of God

We’ve been considering the necessary ingredients for prayers God answers.  We considered in our last post the essential ingredient of relationship: God answers the prayers of his children.  We turn now to a second essential ingredient: Praying according to the will of God. Let’s begin with Jesus (you can always do worse than begin with […]

Prayers God Answers: The Prayers of His Children

In our last post we took up the difficult problem of Unanswered Prayer.  Why didn’t God answer my prayer?  We began first to look at some essential ingredients to the kinds of prayers God answers.  One of those essential ingredients is that God answers the prayers of his children. Most people would assume, “That’s no […]