A Nationwide Call for Spiritual Awakening

Pastors and Church Leaders

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 […]

05
Jun

Here’s what happened when we started praying two hours every day.

I work for Christian Union, a collegiate ministry that focuses on America’s Ivy League institutions, where many of the world’s top business and government influencers are trained. Our staff consists of godly men and women, most of whom have seminary degrees and have previously ministered as pastors […]

11
Apr

OneCry on Location – Waco, TX

When people think of Waco, they most likely think of Chip and Joanna Gaines and their home improvement show “Fixer Upper.” Thanks to the Gaines’ Magnolia Market at the Silos, TripAdvisor named Waco the number two United States travel destination for 2018’s Travelers’ Choice awards for Destinations on […]

04
Apr

The Travail That Preceded Spiritual Awakening

In 1927 my grandad, A. P. Elliff, went to be the pastor of First Baptist Church in Lavaca, Arkansas. Lavaca was a small farming community outside Ft. Smith, with just a few hundred people in the entire town. Grandad and his wife, Sue, and two children (one […]

29
May

The Voice from the Mercy Seat

Now when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with [God], he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim, so He spoke to Him (Numbers 7:89 NASB). In […]

15
May

Fixer Upper

You’ve probably heard of the widely popular home improvement TV show, “Fixer Upper”, with Chip and Joanna Gaines. They take the “worst house in the best neighborhood” and restore it to its original purpose. It begins with an inspection, and what they usually find is disastrous. Heavenly […]

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