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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…

Post Christian Christianity

Believers are upset because America is now said to be a “Post-Christian nation.” This is bad enough, but far worse are the indications we are living in the era of Post-Christian Christianity.  General William Booth foresaw the day in which we live. He said, “I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness…

Revival Defined

One of the most fascinating things about revival is that there are varied points of emphasis which all contribute to a desired end. It is quite interesting to see how different men of God have highlighted these points from their own perspective. This list is not an endorsement of men or ministries, but simply a collection of various statements about revival that are well worth considering.  T.S.…

The Moravian Revivial

Originally Published August 1727 One of the greatest outpourings of the Spirit since the days of the Apostles occurred on Wednesday morning, August 13, 1727, among the Moravian Brethren at Herrnhut, Germany, on the estate of Count Zinzendorf, in Saxony.  For centuries the followers of John Huss (1373-1415), the martyred Bohemian reformer, had endured persecution and death. Fleeing from imprisonment…

Preaching that Hinders Revival

Repentance must always begin in the house of God.  Doubtless the best place for it to start is with those of us who preach.  Let us examine some errors of preaching that stand in the way of revival. Preaching That is Man-Centered.  All of us, by our very natures, are lovers of self more than lovers of God, and lovers of sin more than lovers of righteousness.  True gospel preaching exposes the wickedness…

Accountability and Revival

The Missing Ingredient in America’s Search for Renewal J.L. Dagg, well-known nineteenth century author, noted, “It has been remarked, that when discipline leaves a church, Christ goes with it.” The deplorably low state of Christianity in America is traceable to the absence of accountability. The pastor of a large church, 2,000 in attendance, informed the church leadership that one of the church leaders…

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