Author Archives: Jim Cymbala

The Power of Desperate Prayer

The Power of Desperate Prayer

After the dark period described in the Old Testament book of Judges, Israel’s desperate situation began to turn around with the prayer of a woman named Hannah. She had had enough and decided she could not take it any longer. Hannah was one of two wives married to a man named Elkanah. The other wife

Supernatural Peace

Peace is in short supply these days. Many people today yearn for peace in their own lives. Even if the nations of the world were at rest and no insurgent groups were plotting mayhem in the shadows, many individuals would still be on edge because of fighting with their spouse or their children. Stress on the interpersonal level takes a heavy toll on millions.

Preaching the Gospel: It’s All About Jesus and His Sacrifice

Some years ago I made my own careful study of Gospel preaching in the New Testament. I was convicted and humbled. As a result, I wanted to destroy many of my past sermons. Many of my early sermons were a “Moses/Jesus” gospel — mixing legalism from the Old Testament with the grace of the New

Experiencing the Power of the Holy Spirit

When is the last time you experienced the reality of God’s presence? Our days are often so hectic that I’m afraid we don’t much find time to seek after the Lord’s presence. After hitting the snooze button too many times, we crawl out of bed, and we’re late before we even get started. The rest

Top