A Nationwide Call for Spiritual Awakening

Personal Revival

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

16
Nov

Contentment

Genuine contentment is one of the hallmarks of godly men and women. Somewhere along the way, they have learned the “secret of contentment,” as Paul speaks of in Philippians 4. And this secret changes everything. Paul reminded Timothy of the path to this great treasure: Godliness actually […]

06
Nov

Gratitude

After more than two decades of ministry to hurting people, I have come to believe that a failure to give thanks is at the heart of much, if not most, of the sense of gloom, despair, and despondency that is so pervasive even among believers today. Furthermore, […]

27
Mar

The Limiting Power of Unbelief

“He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief” (Matthew 13:58 NASB). All of us, and all of those around us, need to see the miraculous hand of God do miracles in our midst. There is a sense in which everything God does that involves […]

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