Pastor Jon Bauer
Jonathan Bauer serves as pastor at Good News Church, a mission church in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. He and his wife, Lindsay, have three children: Noah, Addison, and Corinne.
How Prayer Really Works
Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Jon talks about the power of prayer by looking at an experiment that tests prayer.
So . . . Does Prayer Work?
Spoiler: The focus is not on the results of prayers.
How Specific Should Prayer Be?
Are we supposed to be specific in our prayers? Well, Pastor Jon says, remember who our God is.
Wrong Way to Pray?
If it doesn’t seem like our prayers are working, it’s tempting to think we’re doing it wrong and we need to earn God’s attention and favor. Here’s how we can be confident in our prayers, Pastor Jon says.
The High Stakes of Prayer
We’re very quick to pray when the stakes are high—when it’s our health, our security, and our protection that are on the line. But the stakes are actually much higher than the good results we want.
Apparently Prayer Doesn’t Work?
“Thoughts and prayers.” When there’s an awful tragedy and we offer our thoughts and prayers, the power of prayer sometimes gets called into question. And so what should we actually expect when we pray?
Jesus’ Shocking Sound Bites
Watch the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Jon shares with us the shocking things Jesus said–and how Jesus’ words continue to encourage us.
“Sell Everything You Have”: Jesus’ Shocking Sound Bites
Do we really need to sell everything we have and give to the poor in order to get into heaven?
“Hate Your Family”: Jesus’ Shocking Sound Bites
Why would Jesus tell us to hate our families in order to follow him?
“Be Humble or Be Humbled”: Jesus’ Shocking Sound Bites
We don’t need Facebook likes and statuses. Here’s what we should strive for instead.
“The Door to Heaven Is Narrow”: Jesus’ Shocking Sound Bites
The door to heaven is narrow. But it is also wide open for us. How?
“I Came to Bring Division”: Jesus’ Shocking Sound Bites
Did Jesus really come to divide us?