Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Pray For One Another

For those of you new here, the subjects for “Weekend Wisdom” are from the chapters in Don McMinn’s book “Love one another, 20 practical lessons”, which our small group is studying. Each weekend you will find scripture and several quotes pertaining to the different “love one another’s” found in the Bible.

Today’s Bible verse is

Pray for each other

James 5:16


Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together. Never do they love one another so well as when they witness the outpouring of each other’s hearts in prayer.

Charles Finney

God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil.

E. M. Bounds

It is possible to move men, through God, by prayer alone.

Hudson Taylor


To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees.

Billy Graham

I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.

Abraham Lincoln 


The Main Reason A Christian’s Faith Needs Built Up

A while ago I wrote an article entitled “Why Christians Faith Sometimes Needs Built Up.”  I realized today I ignored the most important reason why a Christians faith needs reinforced.

In the previous article I stated the reason was “because they are human.”   Being a Christian does not mean you are perfect.  It simply means you have accepted Jesus as your lord and savior, seek to have a deeper relationship with him and follow his teachings.  Some days you will succeed other days you will fail, because you are imperfect.

However, being human is only the secondary reason Christians faith needs built up.  The number one reason is:

Because they are Cleveland Browns fans.

Now if you are a Cleveland Browns fan, no further explanation is needed because you get it.

If you are not a Browns fan let me explain.

  • The Browns love playing musical quarterbacks.
  • They have a weak or non-existent front line.
  • Have not won a home opener since 2004.
  • When they have the lead in the 4th quarter, guaranteed they will let it slip away and lose the game.

Life as a Cleveland Browns fan is tough, heck being a fan of any Cleveland sports team is tough.  No wonder a Christian’s sometimes needs built up.

(FYI – it is perfectly acceptable for me to criticize and make fun of my team, but don’t YOU dare pick on them.)