Category: Theology For Life

Recommended Books on Prayer and Spiritual Warfare

Engaging with God: A Foray into Prayer and Spiritual Warfare This season at Servants of Grace, we’ve been taking a look at prayer and spiritual warfare. In our day, many Christians struggle with their prayer lives and even more struggle with the reality of spiritual warfare. With this issue of Theology for Life, we hope that readers grew in their understanding of prayer and spiritual warfare. If you’ve found this subject interesting and want to study the issue further, please check out the recommended reading list below. These books are at the top of this genre in both excellence...

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Spiritual Warfare and Our Spiritual Growth

Engaging with God: A Foray into Prayer and Spiritual Warfare Spiritual warfare is vitally important in the world of spiritual growth. With the increase of new age thinking, atheism, Satanism, and a growing interest in the occult worldwide, the need for Christians to understand what spiritual warfare is has never been greater. Moreover, spiritual warfare is becoming an increasingly confusing topic to study as Christians have a variety of views on the topic, some of which are biblical, but most of which are not. The classic view of spiritual warfare is defined by repentance, faith, and obedience. The classic...

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The Work of the Holy Spirit in Prayer

Engaging with God: A Foray into Prayer and Spiritual Warfare In the double interests of going deeper in some of my favorite theologians and trying to strengthen my own prayer life, I’ve recently been reading John Owen’s work titled, The Work of the Holy Spirit in Prayer. This 116 page treatise is actually the seventh out of nine “books” in Owen’s magnum opus, Pneumatologia: A Discourse Concerning the Holy Spirit. Because it is situated within the larger framework of Owen’s pneumatology, it has a fairly narrow focus as far as prayer is concerned. It is nothing close to an exhaustive treatment of...

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The Grace of God in Prayer

Engaging with God: A Foray into Prayer and Spiritual Warfare Many Christians struggle a great deal with prayer. Whether it’s struggling with feelings of guilt or shame, the struggle is often not to make time to pray, but why pray. In Hebrews 4:16 the author of Hebrews tells his readers, “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). Hebrews 4:14-16, as has been noted by many biblical scholars, serves as the end for the first major section of the...

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Five Benefits of Praying the Psalms

Engaging with God: A Foray into Prayer and Spiritual Warfare I’m sure such folks are out there, but I’ve not personally met any Christian who hasn’t struggled with saying the same old things about the same old things in prayer. Before long, such repetitive prayer is boring. And when prayer is boring, it’s hard to pray—at least with any joy and fervency. Note that the problem is not that we pray about the same old things. Actually, that’s normal, because our lives tend to consist pretty much of the same old things from one day to the next. Thankfully,...

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