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It’s no secret around Crooked Creek Baptist Church that her associate pastor likes Chick-fil-a. “Like” might be too weak of a word when it comes down to it. I admit that a year or two ago I dutifully went by Chick-fil-a for a sandwich, waffle fries, and soft drink for Chick-fil-support day. It was amazing . . .
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Unwrapped

Salvation is a free gift that is like a wrapped package. This package of salvation includes justification, sanctification, and glorification. While all three aspects become the believer’s possession at the moment of salvation, they are not all enjoyed at the same time. Justification takes place at the very moment of the new birth. Glorification will . . .
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Testimonies from Foreign Turf

If you are a friend of revival (and as a reader of this blog, I’m sure you are!), then I think you will feel the same way I do about God’s work in mission fields around the world.  I love to hear about advances made in foreign fields as the Lord builds His Church and . . .
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When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

It was a retired missionary that spoke to me one afternoon. I was in a Revival meeting in the Midwestern part of the U.S. He told me of the time in Africa, many years earlier, when he and his family had planned a trip back to America in order to report to their supporting churches. . . .
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Partnering with Hakha Churches

Last November, I visited Hakha City where a great outpouring of the Spirit took place a decade ago in the Chin State of Myanmar. I wrote about my visit at the end of last year. Since 2005, fifty-six Baptist churches have been started as a result of the awakening. Many of them are in need . . .
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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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