The Desperate Need for a Revival of Sabbath Observance

Truly, one of the most hotly contested issues in the American church is the fourth commandment- "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy" (Exodus 20:8). Is Sabbath observance still binding upon the New Testament Christian? What is it's relevance to today? Do we really only have nine commandments and a one suggestion? I believe …

National Resurgence or National Revival

As election day approached, I strongly encouraged the people of my congregation to pray. I admonished them to pray for a peaceful election and that God would raise up new leaders who would fear God and govern by the truth of his Word. Most of all, I encouraged my people to pray for revival in America. As the …

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, …

In Demonstration of the Spirit and of Power: The Kind of Preaching That Brings Revival

In an article entitled, How Biblical Preaching Brings True Revival, Steven Lawson makes this salient summons to anyone who preaches the gospel, "What is so desperately needed today is for pastors to return to their highest calling—the divine summons to 'preach the word' (2 Tim. 4:1–2)." He also says, "...the restoration of biblical preaching has …

It Is Time to Seek the Lord: The Kind of Prayer that Brings Revival

In his book, Power Through Prayer, E.M. Bounds says, "We do greatly need somebody who can set the saints to this business of praying... The greatest will he be of reformers... who can set the church to praying." This quote encapsulates the mission of 1012prayer.org. It is my desire that the content of this blog …