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Are We Afraid of Revival?

Revival, when genuinely experienced, changes the life of an individual, a church, and even a nation. And yet, there are those, particularly church leaders, who fail to respond appropriately to this overwhelming need in our generation. There are three very common responses to the desperate need for revival that I want to address in this . . .
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A Summary of the Good News to Saints

Last year someone wrote to me asking for a brief statement regarding the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer. “Brief” is not my favorite word, but I made an attempt. The following is what the Lord gave me: As Jesus Christ is the good news to sinners for freedom from . . .
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Every Christian is a Teacher

What common feature do you find in the following four verses taken at intervals from the book of Acts? And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith (Acts 6:7). But the word of God grew . . .
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Life Again: A New Revival Hymn

Last summer the Lord burdened me to write another poem on the subject of revival. It was during a time of the Lord doing a much needed reviving work in my own heart. Praise the Lord for the reality of revival—life again! My wife Mary Lynn set these words to music, and we have recorded . . .
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Teaching on the Spirit in the Flesh

How to be frustrated in your preaching An air powered nail gun is a blast for any man to use, especially a college age young man. Unfortunately, while I worked construction in my summers during my college years I was the low man on the totem pole; that meant swinging a traditional hammer for about . . .
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Praying for Rain: A New Year’s Greeting

The Lord has challenged me afresh with His challenge in Zechariah 10:1: “Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain.” For me personally this is going to be my theme verse for 2015. Merry Christmas to all . . .
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Meet Evangelist Jonathan Beazley!

Every so often a pastor will ask me, “What evangelists could you recommend that preach on the Christ-life?” Among the ones I could mention, I would like to suggest Evangelist Jonathan Beazley. He and I got connected some years ago through both being a part of the Neighborhood Bible Time training with Larry Koontz. I love his passion to understand and . . .
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Announcing New Venue

For the past three years the Lord has burdened my heart deeply about the coming millennial kingdom and our need to prepare for it as believers.  I believe the church of Jesus Christ has grown lax and flippant because of not correctly understanding what lies ahead at the Judgment Seat and how our verdict there . . .
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Christ Life Clinic Photo Gallery and Summary

If you were at the Christ Life Clinic this year, you already know what I’m going say—the Lord met with us in a wonderful way! The daytime sessions delved deeply into spiritual truths, the evening sessions spurred us forward, and the one-on-one counseling sessions and Q&A times put the pieces together for ongoing growth and . . .
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We Have a New Look!

Welcome to the newly-redesigned Revival Focus Forum, or you can simply call us Revival Forum. As we approach our second anniversary (Sept. 1, 2014), we listened to your input and broadened our layout & design from the former blog format (Friends of Revival Blog) to the new Revival Forum format, which allows greater flexibility in . . .
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