A Nationwide Call for Spiritual Awakening

National Revival

14
Jan

Eight Ways 2020 Was Good for the Church

The year 2020 was an extraordinary experience. There are very few who look at the year with gratitude, and the 2020 jokes are everywhere. A whole new set of words have become standard, such as COVID-19 and social distancing. While we long for “the good old days,” […]

03
Dec

A State of Spiritual Emergency

Adapted from Simply Prayer (copyright 2020), by Bill Elliff. Used with permission. A National State of Emergency is a governmental declaration which usually suspends some normal functions of executive, legislative, and judicial powers; alerts citizens to change their normal behaviors; or orders governmental agencies to implement emergency preparedness plans. […]

02
Jul

How Should We Deal with Our National Tragedy?

The last months have been filled with countless opinions of how we should view and respond to our national (and international) tragedy. Health and government officials have interpreted for us the nature of the problem and the potential solutions. We have been fixated on these daily reports, […]

28
May

PRAYER: The Most Essential Element for Reopening

Every church in America (and across the world) is making decisions about reopening after the recent months of COVID-19. We are developing many practical plans, as we should. But in all of our planning, are we PRAYING? Are we crying out to the head of the Church […]

12
Dec

A Gift That Will Make A Difference

I’m in Washington, DC, for some meetings right now. This is a badly divided city, indicative of the divisions in our whole nation. I’m absolutely convinced that it’s not politics that will ever bring us together.  What we really need is a great spiritual awakening, another heaven-sent […]

14
Nov

Forgetting the Real Problem

Politicians, social scientists, and every man on the street argue about what’s wrong with the world. “It’s the government,” they say. “If we would just adopt this form of government,” (the one they agree with), “everything would be right.” There are as many ideas as there are […]

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 […]

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
May

A Revived Church Is America’s Only Hope

What happens when a nation loses its conscience? When the light barely shines in the darkness? When truth is obscured by lies? We can answer those questions with another question: What does America look like in 2019? We are a nation adrift. A nation confused. A nation […]

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