A Nationwide Call for Spiritual Awakening

Personal Revival

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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