Senior Pastor Stephen Baxter brings the final in our Summer Sermon Series: Big Buts of the Bible.
“But” is a very important word (Gk. “alla” – αλλα). There are many times in the Bible where this three (four) letter word changes everything. It is amazing the difference a great “but” makes.
How to pray when you really don’t know what to pray.
Today, Stephen reflects on Romans 8: 26-28 (NIV) with this big “but”:
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.