A Nationwide Call for Spiritual Awakening

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06
Aug

Building a Lasting Foundation in a Crumbling Culture

Those of you who know me well or follow me on social media realize how much I love Lake Michigan. The views are spectacular. The beaches are amazing. The sand dunes are some of the most plenteous in the world. And the sunsets are blazingly magnificent. Yet […]

04
Jun

Why is All This Happening?

It is not hard to see the dark side of the world around us. Sometimes, such as now, it is more prominent than at other times. But pause and give the people of the world a moment to express ourselves, and you will see that we are […]

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 […]

29
Jan

How Does Grace Help Me?

Grace is one of the richest theological themes in the Bible. But it is far more than just a nice theoretical concept. The grace of God is a vital, practical, transforming gift that is available to every child of God, for every situation and circumstance and moment […]

19
Dec

Big Prayer in 2020

If you receive the OneCry email, chances are pretty good that you care about the spiritual well-being of our nation. No doubt it grieves your soul to see the godlessness that pervades our society. Yet God is stirring His people to pray. And when God’s people unite […]

05
Dec

Prone To Wander?

It’s not only easy, it’s natural. If you’ve been in a boat of any kind on the water (no matter the size), you are aware of the unceasing movement that occurs. Even on a calm day, the current pulls you from your original spot. Spiritual Drifting The […]

01
Aug

Churches Divided by Pride, United in Prayer

I have been the pastor at Altoona Alliance Church in Altoona, PA, for 21 years. When I moved here decades ago, I was told not to expect the churches or pastors to work together on anything. The statement was clear and consistent: “Churches don’t do things together […]

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 […]

07
Feb

The 17-Year-Old Who Touched the World

On April 20, 1999, Columbine High School was devastated by a shooting that claimed the lives of 12 students and a teacher, leaving dozens injured and a nation shaken. That day, Rachel Scott—a 17-year-old girl known for her love for Jesus—was asked by two classmates at gun point, […]

31
Jan

When God Will Not Hear Our Cry

They have turned back to the iniquities of their ancestors who refused to hear My words, and they have gone after other gods to serve them; the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken My covenant which I made with their fathers. Therefore, thus […]

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