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Humbling

“Nothing humbles me like pondering the fact that the One who I mocked and mistreated the most willingly chose to die to pay for the mocking and mistreatment. Amazing.” –Erin Coughlin (my bride) My wife wrote this today, and I found it irresistibly quotable.

Compassion for the Lost

This is Michael Coughlin’s presentation at the first ever Psalm 117 Mini Conference held at Berean Baptist Church in Pickerington, OH. This conference was a preparation time of fellowship, teaching, prayer and strategy for our first leg of The Biggest Project. Our task: To distribute 2,500 The Biggest Question DVD’s at the Susan G. Komen […]

Again – God is sovereign over all

I was driving home from work today (August 12, 2011) and we were slowing down on the interstate due to traffic. I noticed a broken down vehicle ahead of me on the left (I was in the left lane as well). So as I slowed down near the car I called out, “Do you need […]

God’s providence in the life of this sinner.

On March 20, 2011, I began to teach a Sunday school series on the topic of prayer. As the result of the preparation I undertook, I became quite convicted of my own lack of prayer, speaking of both quantity and quality. Since that time, my prayer life has been changed greatly, by the grace of […]

Why Should We Pray?

So how is your prayer life? Think for a moment. Do you pray daily, weekly or multiple times daily? Do you pray as long as you wish you did, that is, if you pray for 10 minutes, is there a part of you that thinks you should do 15 minutes?

How do you pray? Do you kneel? Only sometimes or all the time? Do you always say “In Jesus Name?” What if you fall asleep while praying… do you feel guilty? If Jesus said not to pray publicly but to go into your closet to pray…then is all public prayer wrong?

Does God Love the Non-elect?

Does God hate those who will not be saved? Does He also love them? How do we find out? Is it popular to say God loves all people, even if some will suffer punishment for their sins?

How to witness to someone who’s recently lost someone

The other day, a facebook friend asked, “How would you share Christ with a cousin who has just experienced the tragedy of his/her mother having committed suicide?”

I wrote her a note and thought it might encourage others.