God’s Plans & Our Prayers

We ask many questions about the correlation between God’s plans and our prayers. Our answers to these questions can easily step off the knife-edge balance of Bible truth into reasonable logic or a defense of a particular theological system. Stepping back away from the finer points of this debate and taking in the big picture, . . .
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Back to the Basics in Church Ministry (Part 1)

Part One: The Making of Disciples “Then they that gladly received his word his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:41-42). The story of Acts 1-2 . . .
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Thirsting For God

Three times in the book of Psalms, there are statements regarding “a thirst for God.” The first of these occurs in Psalm 42 when an unnamed writer says, “My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God” (Ps. 42:2). The second time appears in Psalm 63 when David writes, “O God, thou art my God…my . . .
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The Fact of a Ready Harvest

“The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he will send forth labourers into his harvest” (Matt. 9:37-38). Today I drove past some beautiful corn fields ready for harvest in the rolling turf of southern Michigan where we call home. The stalks stand tall . . .
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Winning The World In Your House

We are living in a wicked day. We call right wrong, and we call wrong right. Our day is overrun by false prophets who are either speaking for false gods or speaking falsely of the true God. They get rich while their followers get misled. Of course, everything I have just said was essentially said . . .
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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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August Desktop Background

August is here, and here is a new desktop background for you! As always, a big thanks to Benjamin Smith and the guys at IFB Design. They do excellent work and would be a great source for your ministry graphics needs. Don’t miss the terrific graphics they designed for previous months! We are pleased to . . .
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Coming soon: Netcasters on DVD!

Coming soon! The Netcasters Evangelism Training course is now available on DVD. Netcasters is a course on the Spirit-filled life applied to evangelizing unbelievers. Originally produced in 1995, over the years Netcasters has been revised and expanded to better aid in equipping the saints to do the work of the ministry. Now for the first time the Netcasters training sessions . . .
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