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A Season of Heaviness

Life is all about seasons. Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 tells us there is a “season” (appointed occasion) for everything—“A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance…A time to get, and a time to lose…A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

Good Meetings or a Meeting with God

When our best efforts in revival are only an attempt to manipulate people, manage situations, and manufacture results, we have little or no reason to expect anything extraordinary from God.

Snobs & Slobs

In Search of Scriptural Balance It is simply amazing how people can take the same Bible and come to such radically different positions. The pool of approaches to current issues covers the entire spectrum. Snobs Few things are more repulsive than a self-righteous person snubbing those he deems inferior. If you have ever gotten the cold shoulder from Mr. or Mrs. Flawless, then you know how revolting…

The Path of Victory: Part 3

You Can Be Right Without Feeling Right! If you missed "The Path of Victory: Part 1" CLICK HERE to read it now. If you missed "The Path of Victory: Part 2" CLICK HERE to read it now. Christ’s followers are alluded to as ‘soldiers’ (2 Tim. 2:3). So we should not be surprised when we find there are wars to fight. One of the great battles in the Christian life is coming to grips with the issue of our…

The Path of Victory: Part 2

You must Choose to Lose your Life Daily If you have not read "The Path of Victory: Part 1" - CLICK HERE to read it now. William Graham Scroggie said, “In some people’s lives Jesus is present; in other lives he is prominent; but still in other lives, He is preeminent. We all must allow Jesus to be preeminent in our lives.” Center stage can only be occupied by one person at a time. If Jesus is to be…

The Path of Victory: Part 1

Act on the Fact! Are you repeatedly triumphant and rarely trounced in your spiritual life? Or, are you repeatedly trounced and rarely triumphant? If you are one who has found a consistent “abundant life” to be a bit elusive, but still believe it is possible, then this series of articles may be helpful to you. To enforce the full victory of Calvary we must understand and implement the entire gospel…

The "Poverty Gospel"

Legion are those who properly lambaste the shameless “prophets of profit.” These charlatans beguile unsuspecting and gullible listeners by promising financial harvests to those who “plant a seed” by sending a donation to their organizations. Scripture speaks about “men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself” (1 Tim. 6:5). The dangers…

Obedience: Key to Revival

Clinging to known sin, while pretending to seek revival is an exercise in futility. No one is totally consistent, but double-mindedness/half-heartedness gains no favor from God. Don’t expect the windows of heaven to open up if you are practicing incomplete obedience. God is unlikely to override your defiance. Years ago my wife and I were privileged to arrive at a “revival-ready” church. This was a…

The Winds of Revival!

Mount Airy Maryland What a time the Lord gave us in Mt. Airy, MD April 22-29! Starting in January, Pastor Wally Webster led the church in a three month emphasis on personal revival in preparation for the meetings. This included prayer, extensive handouts, preaching, and encouragement. Prior to the meetings, the church had a Men’s Retreat with 150 men in attendance. No golf, no games—only serious preaching…

Getting Past the Past

Leaving Where You Have Been to Get Where You Want to Go An Englishman visited a friend in Africa. His African friend was an avid sportsman and prevailed on him to go lion hunting. After spending a sleepless night in the jungle, they were up early the next morning to begin the big hunt. Stumbling upon the fresh tracks of a full grown lion, the sportsman was anxious to track down the lion. The terrified…

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