A Nationwide Call for Spiritual Awakening

Personal Revival

26
Mar

What will you do with your gift of time?

Don’t waste the gift of time. Why not pause each day and pray for 30 minutes? It could turn some idle time into eternally productive time. Here’s how … 5 MINUTES: Pause and look up to God; read one of the psalms. Step into the Lord’s presence […]

12
Mar

Why Choose Holiness?

To be holy is to be like God Himself—different from the sinful parts of the world; sanctified, our body and soul cleansed from the ever-present defilement of sin. We are not completely, outwardly holy (in the daily, practical sense) the moment we come to Christ. God sees […]

05
Mar

Wrestling with Secret Sin

As a Christian and a pastor, I honestly believed that I had a righteous respect and reverence for the holiness of God. I often preached on God’s holiness. But I had been hiding something for years. In my journal I often wrote about a struggle with a […]

16
Jan

Saving Grace

If a young man is killed through some random act of violence, and his father tracks down the guilty person and kills him, we would call that vengeance. If, however, the father calls the police and the murderer is arrested, tried, convicted, and executed, we’d call that […]

09
Jan

I’m Still Clay

I’ll never forget the evening a potter came to our church. He brought his wheel and some clay he had dug out of the river behind his house. What a mess! This clay was soupy and dirty and mixed with debris. (I always thought clay came in […]

02
Jan

How many times do I need to repent?

How often do you think a person must repent to be in a right relationship with God? A) Only once, when the person believes in Christ for salvation.B) During special church services when others are also “rededicating” their lives to God.C) Daily, in order to keep a […]

07
Nov

Repentance Saved My Marriage

Take a moment to read the following testimony*, then see what God may be saying to you about repentance. After twenty-three years of being active in church life, I was burned out. I was tired of trying to live the Christian life, and in my heart I […]

30
Oct

Living Honestly with God, Self, and Others

As a Christian seeking personal revival, you have an enemy in this ongoing struggle with deception. Jesus called him “a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). Pastor Bill Elliff observes: [The devil] has successfully taught us that lying will produce some benefit. . . . […]

17
Oct

Being Honest With God: A lesson from the life of King David

Ever since Adam and Eve first disobeyed God, the tendency to cover our sin has been a part of our sinful human nature (see Genesis 3:7–8). We don’t have to be trained how to hide or pretend—it comes naturally. Even after we are redeemed in Christ and […]

19
Sep

Being Honest With God About Our Sin

Confession of our sin is a very important exercise. It should happen every day, because we sin every day. But there is great confusion about real confession.  Biblical confession is not doing good works to get God to approve of us. It is also not a light, […]

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