Author Archives: Shane Idleman

Without prayer the preacher creates death and not life.

James 5:15, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” E.M. Bounds believed that without prayer in the pulpit, “The church becomes a graveyard, not an embattled army. Praise and prayer are stifled; worship is dead. The preacher and the preaching encourages sin, not holiness…preaching which kills is prayerless preaching. Without prayer, the […]

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It’s Our Choice–Stand, or Fall!

I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.  (1 Tim 3:15b). Churches have always served as the moral compass to confront, challenge, and contend for the truth. But through the […]

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Where Are The Men of Prayer?

I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting (1 Tim 2:8) Where are the John Wesleys who said, “Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and we will shake the gates of hell?” Where are the David Brainerds who […]

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Repentance, Prayer, and Humility before God Are Our Only Hope

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways…2 Chr 7:14a There is a saying that one generation plants trees for the next generation. I’m concerned that instead of planting, we are removing and destroying the very covering that protects […]

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