A Nationwide Call for Spiritual Awakening

Repentance

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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