A Nationwide Call for Spiritual Awakening

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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 […]

17
Jan

Christ’s Habits and Ours

“As was His custom …” (Luke 22:39 NASB). There are many things that have become habitual to us. If you think about your morning routine, you will discover that you usually do the exact same thing in the same way each day. Such habits are always developed […]

10
Jan

The Effectiveness of Prayer

Therefore He said that He would destroy them, had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, to turn away His wrath from destroying them (Psalm 106:23 NASB). There are some who choose a lifelong path in prayer. But, sadly, there are some professing believers […]

03
Jan

Facing the Place of Surrender in Prayer

Do a quick scan of the Scriptures, and you will notice that men and women were placed on purpose by God in various environments. Adam and Eve in the Garden, Abraham in Canaan, Moses in the bulrushes—God put people where He desired in order to accomplish things […]

20
Dec

This Changes Everything

And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. (Luke 2:20) The shepherds were never the same. Christmas should do that to us. Being here celebrating it again, being face to face with what it […]

13
Dec

This Year and Every Year

“His mercy is for those who fear Him from generation to generation” (Luke 1:50). Christmas is sort of an annual marker. Arriving at the end of the year as it does, it causes us to look back and take stock, even as it causes us to look […]

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