5 Reasons Why You Should Use a Prayer List

Sometimes our prayer lives can be fresh and invigorating. I like these times, no, I love these times, because it's easy to pray! The burden to pray is upon me, I feel it, and I can weep or praise the Lord or intercede. In these times, prayer is effortless and inviting. But then, there are times …

The Zone of Entire Consecration: Part 3

What did Jesus really ask his disciples to do when he said, "Follow me"? We might answer this in different ways. We could say he was asking them to become his pupils. After all, a disciple is one who follows. We could also say he was calling them to be fishers of men. That is …

15 Ways to Preach Without Results

Without question, one of the most effective preachers in the modern era was Charles Finney. Finney was a primary leader in the Second Great Awakening and has been termed by many as the "father of modern revivalism" (Charles Finney: The Father of American Revivalism). Revival historians site that several hundred thousand souls were saved under Finney's preaching, …

Seven Marks of True Revival

In January of 1994 a revival broke out in Toronto, Ontario, Canada which came to be known as the "Toronto Blessing." Some of the primary features of the revival included "holy laughter", falling out in the Spirit, and people roaring like lions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Blessing). This is not the only recent revival with extraordinary manifestations. Another revival …

The Blessing of Persecution: Reflections on the Recent Plight of Christians in Iraq

Over the last few weeks the world has stood in shock as we have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by ISIS (Islamic State) in Iraq. The shock has been so great that is seems the world community has been paralyzed to mount a response. Our present generation has never seen evil on such open display. We …