When You Don’t Know How to Pray

July 12, 2013By BrandonDevotional

When my wife and I were going through a seven-year period of secondary infertility, we often found ourselves completely unable to understand what God was doing in our lives. Our prayers were seemingly going unanswered and we often wondered what God was trying to teach us. I sometimes found myself wondering if we were praying … Read More

Prayer: The Great Joint Venture

January 9, 2011By BrandonLiving, Theology 10 Comments

Charles Spurgeon once said, “Prayer moves the arm that moves the world.” One of my mentors, Grady Higgs, often says that “nothing heavenly happens on earth without prayer.” In other words, there are things God is willing to do – wants to do – but He has chosen to do them only in response to … Read More

The Great Adventure of Prayer

February 4, 2009By BrandonLiving, Preaching 5 Comments

We’re beginning a new Wednesday night Bible study series on prayer and it’s based on the bo by David Jeremiah, Prayer, the Great Adventure. We’ve been talking a lot about the theme of “Search & Rescue” as the missional focus of our church in a lost culture, and prayer is the power-giving foundation of being … Read More

What Is Prayer?

August 31, 2007By BrandonLiving

Prayer is something that most people believe in. If you believe in some kind of higher power(s), you believe in some kind of prayer. If you believe that the triune God of Scripture is exclusively God, as I do, then you believe that biblical prayer is the only true kind of prayer. But that doesn’t … Read More

The Rush of Summer

July 11, 2007By BrandonLeadership

Isn’t summer supposed to be our vacation from the busyness of life? This summer, for the Cox family, is flying right by in a whirlwind of activity. We’ve traveled to see family in three different states (Missouri and Georgia for Angie, Kentucky for me). We’re getting ready to spend a week at church camp. And … Read More

On Your Feet, Soldier!

June 5, 2007By BrandonLeadership, Living

This past Sunday, I began preaching in Genesis with chapter one, verse one. The message started a lengthy commitment to preaching all of the word. I don’t think I’ve ever been as satisfied by a message in all of my ministry. I had studied and prepared for about six weeks for just the first chapter … Read More