A Nationwide Call for Spiritual Awakening

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15
Nov

The Place of Meeting with God

“You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you. There I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the […]

08
Nov

Prolonged Days

The statement “which is the first commandment with a promise” has always caught my attention as a parent and has been a primary motivating factor in the discipline and instruction of my children. The phrase I’m referring to is recorded in Ephesians 6:2 (NASB), where Paul is […]

11
Oct

Kavanaugh and a United Church

I don’t know about you, but the past three weeks have been some of the worst I have seen in my lifetime. Rarely have I witnessed so much unrestrained hate and vitriol on social media. Shouting matches, offensive retorts, and extreme profanity were not an uncommon sight. […]

20
Sep

What Happens When Jesus Comes to Town?

Things change when Jesus arrives. Always. His presence alters the atmosphere. Notice what happened when Jesus came into the land of the Gedera, a small town on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee. He encountered a man who was completely filled with a legion of […]

13
Sep

How Prayer Rebuilt a Nation

One of the greatest accomplishments in all of human history occurred through Nehemiah and the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem in 52 days. Nehemiah was a slave, in bondage in a foreign land. But he was connected through prayer to the God who made and controls […]

06
Sep

Resurrecting the Prayer Meeting

Most of us are familiar with a church that has good intentions about starting a prayer meeting. Often those good intentions fizzle after a short period of time. I was recently a guest preacher for one Sunday morning at a church in Mississippi. This is a solid […]

30
Aug

Preparing People for Jesus

John the Baptist had a unique role in the economy of God. Luke records that John was sent to “make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17 NASB). God knew they needed this—that somehow this prophet was vital to help people get ready for the […]

09
Aug

Prayer That Sets People Free

“Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God” (Acts 12:5 NASB). It is tragic that we rarely understand or utilize the power of united prayer. We fail to realize that prayer can do anything God can […]

02
Aug

Cultivating Desperation: The Key to Deeper Prayer

I remember a Ugandan pastor who came to the U.S. years ago who said that his message to America was “Desperation or Devastation.” That was a riveting thought. And of course, coming from Uganda, they had lived that in their country. It reminded me that desperation is […]

19
Jul

When God Answered the Prayers of a Scotsman

The year was 1950. The famous revival on the windswept Isle of Lewis in the Scottish Outer Hebrides was already underway. It began when two elderly sisters fervently prayed. Peggy Smith was 84 and completely blind. Christine, her younger sister by two years, could hardly walk and […]

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