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INTRODUCTION: Have you ever thought of effective prayer as actually being composed of a quartet? A quartet is made up of four distinct persons. Each participant has a specific voice part to contribute to making harmony. Traditionally a quartet is composed of an Alto, Tenor, Bass, and Soprano. In the traditional Gospel Quartets and Barbershop Quartets, there is a lead singer. Because, as a rule, the human voice has a limited range, the various voice types aren’t able to successfully sing outside of their range. In order to have perfect harmony, each member of the quartet has a specific part he must sing. Each quartet member has a responsibility to learn the song, practice it, and work with the other members of the quartet. Together, “they make a beautiful harmony.” GOD’S PRAYER QUARTET: In the “effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man” (James 5:16), there are four participants who make up a quartet of prayer. Each one has a specific responsibility in creating a camaraderie which contributes to the answering of prayers. Here are the four quartet members. The Father’s Role:  It is our heavenly Father who has ordained every aspect of prayer. He is our leader. Jesus said when we pray we must direct our prayers to the Father in heaven: In this manner, therefore, pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name” (Matthew 6:9). The Role of Christ: In the quartet of prayer, the Father has ordained that His Son, Jesus Christ, be the sole mediator between man and the Father. The apostle Paul wrote: “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, that Man Jesus Christ” (1 Timothy 2:5). The Role of the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit who is a member of the prayer quartet is rarely every acknowledged when we…

  •   J.J. Turner, Ph.D.   READ ANY GREAT BOOKS LATELY? [ ] Yes [ ] No   Years ago if I had written this article I would have titled it Christians Are Reader. My experiences now with some Christian, which include leaders and preachers, reveal a lack of reading. Talking to bookstore managers confirm that men aren’t buying books like they once did, and the books they are buying now are “fluff and puff”—shallow content. The good news is that women are buying more books, thus the rapid increase in the publishing of books designed for ladies.      Men aren’t…

  • DEFINITION:      Webster: “a religion that is considered or held to be false or unorthodox, or it members.”      Theological: “In the context of traditional doctrines and practices of biblical Christianity, a cult is a group that believes and practices beliefs that are contrary to the (1) Divinity, (2) eternal existence (3)incarnation, (4) virgin birth, (4) exclusive saviorhood, death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Christ. Plus many other teachings and practices that contradict the Bible (e.g. 66 books). 21 CHARACTERISTICS OF A CULT:      A cult associated with “Christianity” may be identified, according to basic definitions, by one or more…

  • If you are wearing a wedding ring or own a wedding ring, you have a continual reminder of the wedding promises you made to your spouse. Think about this fact!   The wedding vows you swore when you married, if they were the traditional ones, had these sobering words: For better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health… until death parts us. These vows made it clear that there may be some challenges ahead in your marriage. But for some reason you may seem surprised to discover the vows are prophetic. Wedding vows do come true! You…


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