Encouraged to Pray - Classic Spurgeon Sermons on Prayer CoverLet’s face it: we all need encouragement to pray. So many things can impede our pursuit of God through prayer that we feel like giving up.

In Encouraged to Pray: Classic Sermons on Prayer, Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s faithful expositions of Scripture will provide the push and traction you need to move forward in joyful and effective prayer.

Here is a glimpse of four precious jewels Spurgeon mined from the quarry of prayer:

1. If you struggle getting started in prayer, read the Bible first and respond to what God says.

“If the flesh in its weakness hampers the spirit, then let the Bible reading come before the praying, that the soul may be awakened thereby.”

2. God, our all-powerful heavenly Father, is able and willing to grant our requests.

“Do you always remember, beloved, in coming to the mercy-seat, that you are coming to a King, and to One who gives like a King? Do you always open your mouth wide, and ask great things of the King who is so ready to bestow them upon you?”

3. Our gracious Father doesn’t need eloquent prayers to hear the cries of His children.

“A mother can translate baby-talk: she comprehends incomprehensible noises. Even so doth our Father in heaven know all about our poor baby talk, for our prayer is not much better.”

4. When we don’t feel like praying, pray for help.

“Not to pray because you do not feel fit to pray is like saying, ‘I will not take medicine because I am too ill.’ Pray for prayer: pray yourself, by the Spirit’s assistance, into a praying frame.”

Much more can be said about how Spurgeon’s sermons will encourage you to pray, but I’ll just invite you to read this book for yourself.

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Dispatches Video GraphicThis #GivingTuesday, we invite the Cross-Points community to strengthen the church in Cuba by funding Bible training for pastors through Leadership Resources International. LRI’s training gives pastors the tools, the feedback, and the confidence they need to preach the Bible faithfully. These pastors then can more faithfully feed and shepherd God’s flock. Learn more about LRI’s training, read endorsements, or watch Tim Keesee call LRI ‘s methods “nation shaking” on Dispatches from the Front.

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The need

IMG_6390The Cuban church faces many challenges: overcoming Catholic frameworks, ministering amongst spiritist religion, a lack of resources, and a lack of equipped gospel workers. All of these factors make advancing the gospel difficult.

LRI’s training gives pastors the tools, the feedback, and the confidence they need to preach the Bible faithfully. These pastors then can more faithfully feed and shepherd God’s flock. LRI Training has already begun in Cuba, but without needed funding, we risk shutting down.

What the pastors are saying

“God has been revolutionizing our personal lives and the lives of the leaders we are training.” Pastor Armando

“The students have involved themselves in this—using the Bible, interpreting the Bible, knowing the Bible, teaching the Bible. TNT has helped us greatly.”  — Pastor Julio Cesar. Watch Julio Cesar share his story below:

Why support this work?

  • For true transformation. This training is not merely an info dump. TNT is practical, hands-on Bible training. Our groups are small and focused on giving students the support and feedback they need to grow as Bible expositors who trust the Word of God to accomplish the work of God.
  • To bring the Reformation to Latin America. 2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which largely passed over Latin America. This training will forward Reformation principles by centering life and ministry on the truth of Scripture.
  • To bless the Cuban church with the Word of God. Our train-the-trainer model allows many pastors and churches to be strengthened for faithful Word ministry.
  • To leverage your dollar for maximum impact. Our training program is transferable by design, which means we can reach many more churches and communities. Multiplication is already happening. Canceling future training will hinder the expanse of the Word.

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Happy Black Friday Cyber Monday!

We’ve updated our Black Friday deal list for Cyber Monday. Additions are underlined and italicized.

Heads up: We will be inviting you to an exciting opportunity on Giving Tuesday to strengthen the Cuban church with expository preaching. Stay tuned!

Sale on Cross-Points ebooks:

Gospel Hope for Anxious Hearts by Charles Spurgeon ($2.99) and The Chief Exercise of Faith: John Calvin on Prayer ($0.99).

New Release: $4.99 for Encouraged to Pray: Classic Spurgeon Sermons on Prayer

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New International Commentary on the Old and New Testaments from Eerdmans. Including Doug Moo on Romans, Gordon Fee on Philippians, and many more great titles.

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There are some amazing bundles on sale including C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy for $15 as well as the Lord of the Rings Trilogy for $15.


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Many things in their web store are 40% off. The Heaven, How I Got Here DVD is $6.

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Many great deals including The Whole Christ, a Jen Wilkin book, 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You, the ESV Study Bible, Kevin DeYoung Children’s Books, and more.

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The Reformation Is Still Relevant

It’s easy to learn about historical events and simply relegate them to the past, failing to learn from them and recognize their lasting significance. It’s been five hundred years since the Protestant Reformation, yet its effects can be felt in churches today.

In Why the Reformation Still Matters, an accessible primer on the events and figures of this time, Michael Reeves and Tim Chester introduce readers to eleven key questions raised by the Reformers like “How can we get God’s approval?” and “How can we overcome sin our lives?”

The answers continue to impact the church today—proving that the Reformation is much more than just a bit of history we can leave behind.

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Purity is Possible: How to live free of the fantasy trap


One in five Christian women use pornography. One in three visitors to a porn site is a woman. Many, many more women read explicit books like Fifty Shades of Grey. Even more than that write their own pornography – not on paper for publication, but in their heads for their own use.

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But no one talks about it. Our churches are silent on it. There are very few books about it. It is the unspoken struggle of thousands of Christian women – perhaps you, and probably someone you know.

But no more. In this refreshingly honest, resolutely hope-filled and gospel-soaked book, Helen speaks the unspoken. In doing so, she shows how purity is better and more satisfying than fantasy – and that, whoever you are and whatever your struggles, that purity is possible.

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