Hello there! My name is Jacob Orr; it's great to see you! Welcome! Here on my site you'll have the opportunity to be encouraged and refreshed in your walk and ministry. It is my goal you are challenged while simultaneously find strength and godly wisdom. Much of my ministry over the past 20 years has … Continue reading Welcome to my blog!
Israel’s Song of Victory
If we want to pray with faith that moves mountains, we need to understand what prayer is. I believe there’s a simple formula for a powerful prayer life. Humility + Faith + Intimacy with the Father = Powerful Prayers. It is my hope that we become people that prays powerfully. We are all testimonies of … Continue reading Israel’s Song of Victory
A Formula for Prayer
I’ve been in church all my life. I’ve spent countless hours with Christian brothers and sisters both within the context of church gatherings, small groups, and in one on one relationships. But honestly, I can recount only a handful of times when the prayers of the saints impacted me in such a way as to … Continue reading A Formula for Prayer
Humility in Leadership
I’ve been in children’s ministry for a long time, but my very first children’s sermon was not the best experience. I was asked to deliver the children’s sermon at church one Sunday. I chose to tell the story of Noah’s ark but I wanted to tell it in a way that was different and interesting. … Continue reading Humility in Leadership
Why and How We Should Date our Daughters
Dads, dating our daughters is not a new concept. But it is a crucial one for the strength of your relationship and the development of our precious daughters. Dating our daughters is a way to show love, spend time, and give encouragement. Maybe you’ve never done this and wonder if it’s worth it. Here are … Continue reading Why and How We Should Date our Daughters
Empowering Our Sons to be Godly Young Men
My wife and I are blessed to have two sons, both in their early adolescence. Both are unique individuals. Our elder son is obsessed with tractors and how farming equipment works. He’s very mechanically gifted with a spirited personality. The younger is more quiet and reserved and loves to help cook meals for the family. … Continue reading Empowering Our Sons to be Godly Young Men
Sharing Jesus with Your Kids – Parents, You Can Do This!
“I recall your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and now, I am convinced, is in you also.” 2 Timothy 1:5 I’ve interacted with a lot of families recently who are in the dark as to what is really important for their family. They have no concrete … Continue reading Sharing Jesus with Your Kids – Parents, You Can Do This!
Life Matters… So Do Something About It.
I don't have to do the greatest thing anyone has ever done, I just need to do something
4 Things to Freshen Up Your Ministry in the New Year!
About once a year my wife will turn to me and say, “Okay. It’s time to purge. What are you getting rid of?” We then begin going through our bedroom closet and pile up all the clothes we’ve not worn in the past year or are ready to get rid of. Invariably, we always find … Continue reading 4 Things to Freshen Up Your Ministry in the New Year!
Why Kids Should Sing Hymns
My family and I recently visited a little country church for Sunday services. There was no band other than the faithful piano player at the front of the sanctuary. There were no screens projecting the lyrics to the songs of the morning. Iindeed there were no songs sung that day that were younger than 50 … Continue reading Why Kids Should Sing Hymns
Following the Yellow Brick Road
Life is hard. Sometimes it wears us down. Sometimes we feel stagnant. We feel stuck. Sometimes we stare up into the night sky and wonder what we’re even doing here on this planet. If what we spend all our time and effort on is even worthwhile or makes any kind of impact on the universe. … Continue reading Following the Yellow Brick Road