Knowing God: By Knowing His Name

“O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens” (Psalm 8:1). Do you use the Lord’s Name in vain? Oh no, Pastor! I don’t curse, and I never say, “O my —.” Of the Ten Commandments, probably the one we are the most . . .
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Abide in Me

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me” (John 15:4). I’ve recently been reading Martin Loyd-Jones book, “REVIVAL.” Almost 60 years ago, he said: “Surely no one should need to be convinced, today, . . .
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Extended Corporate Prayer

After years of planning church events, I’ve learned that no church event is more simple to prepare, more important to schedule, and more difficult to encourage participation in than an extended prayer meeting. Perhaps we’re too busy, too worldly, too distracted, or too unconcerned. But aren’t these reasons to participate rather than stay away? Promote . . .
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The Beauty of Holiness

Why is it that when we hear the command to be holy we tend to recoil? It is as if we look at it as something undesirable, or perhaps altogether ugly. I know that in my own experience, I have heard sermons on holiness and walked away honestly feeling oppressed and even discouraged. You may . . .
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All In

What seems like a thousand years ago, I attempted to play football for my school. I love the game of football but I’ve got to tell you, those coaches demanded things out of us that was, well what else can I say, PAINFUL! They kept pushing us and demanding that we hit harder, run faster, . . .
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An Example of God’s Work Behind Bars

Recently, I received an exciting report from a pastor friend of what God is doing in a prison system in Tennessee: I rejoice in such reports and praise the Lord for His work among those behind bars, who often know their need!

FB Christ Life Clinic 2016

Christ Life Clinic 2016

The 2016 Christ Life Clinic seeks to unfold the truth of Romans 6–8 and apply it to the grit of life. For those desperate for more of God, come and learn how the crucified life can rise up to experience the power of His resurrection—the Christ life! The Clinic is held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, . . .
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The Spirit’s Present Work in North Carolina

For the last several weeks I have been receiving reports about a move of God in Burlington, NC. A pastor friend emailed the following on June 9: “I have been following something going on in NC. An evangelist by the name of C. T. Townsend preached meetings in a Baptist church in Burlington NC. (I . . .
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The 7:14 Initiative

A Wonderful Charge At the Reagan Presidential Library in California, there is a copy of the Bible which belonged to President Reagan’s mother. The president used this Bible when he took the oath of office at his first inauguration. The Bible is opened to 2 Chronicles 7:14, the same passage to which it was opened . . .
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Time with God: Gift Ideas

A key aspect of the Revived Life is a close relationship with God—and that includes spending time with Him. Daily time spent in God’s Word is essential to a healthy Christian life. When planning your time with the Lord, it can be helpful to have a strategic plan, such as a Bible reading schedule. Additionally, . . .
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