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12
Sep

The Price of Intimacy with God

Pursuing God There are certain things God plans to do that are not conditioned upon any response from man—steps He plans to take regardless of our responses. But there are many things He promises to us that are completely conditional. One of these is seeing and experiencing […]

04
Sep

Two Kings, Two Choices

The inclination of our hearts toward pride or humility becomes evident when God brings to our attention something in our lives that is not pleasing to Him. The way we respond to Him in moments of conviction reveals the true condition of our heart. This is illustrated […]

28
Aug

Can God Trust You with Success?

A study on humility from the life of David. Most people have a hard time handling spiritual success. When God blesses them, if they are not careful, they will begin to attribute to themselves what God and others have accomplished in their lives. It is a great temptation […]

14
Aug

How Humility Set Me Free

I was a demanding husband and father. I was convinced that I was in good spiritual condition but felt that my family members had significant spiritual needs. I think the reason their “problems” bothered me was because they made me look bad. After all, I was well […]

01
Aug

Churches Divided by Pride, United in Prayer

I have been the pastor at Altoona Alliance Church in Altoona, PA, for 21 years. When I moved here decades ago, I was told not to expect the churches or pastors to work together on anything. The statement was clear and consistent: “Churches don’t do things together […]

18
Jul

Would Hosea’s Message Preach Today?

God sent Hosea to prophesy to the nation of Israel. Though they were God’s chosen people, the nation was in a sad state of spiritual and moral decline. For years they had enjoyed God’s blessings—material bounty, military strength, peaceful relations with neighboring nations—yet they still turned away […]

11
Jul

How Revival Can Begin With You

There are a lot of good definitions of revival. My favorite is very simple: It’s when God shows up for church. It’s that very special time in a life of the people of God when they begin to experience the presence of Jesus Christ in a fresh […]

27
Jun

If you could only pray for one thing . . .

What do you pray when you have the opportunity to lead the entire nation in prayer? This happened for Solomon as he came to dedicate the new temple (1 Kings 8). What did he pray? After a few sentences of praise to God for being a covenant-keeping […]

25
Jun

7 Steps to Building a “Seeking God” Culture

It takes consistent, diligent work to seek God wholeheartedly. The prophet exhorted King Asa, “Take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded” (2 Chronicles 15:7 ESV). For King Asa, working hard to seek God meant ridding the land of idols, repairing […]

10
Jun

How Much Do You Pray?

Matt’s eyes remained fixed on me. I felt my face flush slightly, and a series of justifications raced through my mind. I had given years to catalyzing spiritual vitality in my ministry vocation. I counseled and pastored people every day. Why was he singling me out? But […]

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