All Your Anxieties

Bob Roane Counseling, Joy and Peace, Prayer, Praise, Worship

Cast all your anxieties [cares, concerns, worries] on God because He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7) Recently I used the verse above to encourage someone and remembered a praise song based upon it. The “Cares Chorus” was written by Kelly Willard in 1979 it and goes like this: “I cast all my cares upon you. I lay all of …

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Bob Roane Hymn Stories, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Praise, Worship

Yes, Christmas is past, but I’m still singing this hymn. It’s based on this Scripture: Near Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, there was a multitude of the heavenly host (angels) praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!” (Luke 2:13-14) “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” is a Christmas …

Following Christ in a World That Doesn’t (Part 1)

Bob Roane Church History, Counseling, Prayer, Praise, Worship, Service, Wise living

I used this in New Testament Survey class at Belhaven University and also in other teaching/training, pastoral counseling, and prison ministry. Jonathan Goforth (1859-1936) was a Canadian missionary to China, serving with his wife, Rosalind. Goforth preached to large crowds and in small homes. He was stirred to serve Christ in China by the writings of Hudson Taylor. Jonathan was …

Knowing God Through Prayer (A-C-T-S)(Part 2)

Bob Roane Prayer, Praise, Worship

Last time, we discussed the A-C-T-S model of prayer, devoting time to: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. Here we complete that article. If you missed it, you can read Knowing God Through Prayer (A-C-T-S)(Part 1) Thanksgiving is the attitude and activity of expressing appreciation and indebtedness to the Lord.   Christ has blessed us so richly without our deserving anything. I …

Knowing God Through Prayer (A-C-T-S, Part 1)

Bob Roane Prayer, Praise, Worship, Repentance, Confession, Forgiveness

It’s New Year’s Eve and I’m remembering a “watchnight service” in Philadelphia. It started at 10pm and ended after midnight. We reviewed the old year, confessed our failings, and prepared for the new year, seeking Jesus’ blessing and renewing our covenant to follow Him. We began with Psalm 141:1-2—“I call to you, LORD, come quickly to me; hear me when …