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Awakening To The Theology

by Dr. James Willingham The ground work or foundation for awakening prayer as well as for the visitation that we call an awakening is to be found in the theology we find linked to the First and Second Great Awakenings … Continue reading

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Awakening to Pray

by Dr. James Willingham Our one great need today is for an awakening to prayer.  Yes, there are many calls to pray, and there are many who pray.  However, we have yet to see a movement of the Spirit of … Continue reading

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CALL TO PRAYER: More than conquerors in 2015 & beyond | Baptist Press | Frank Page

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column by Frank S. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, is part of his ongoing call to prayer for revival and spiritual awakening for our churches, our nation and our world. NASHVILLE (BP) — … Continue reading

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The Power and Privilege of God’s Children | Desiring God

Now is the time to take a fresh look at your private prayer life, and dream about a tweak or two you could make in the coming days. Typically the best way to grow and make headway is not a … Continue reading

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4 Considerations for Every Southern Baptist Church in 2015 | Ronnie Floyd

As we near the coming of the Lord, we should be more focused than ever before. As our 50,000 plus churches and congregations partner together in gospel causes, the time is now for us to rise up like never before. … Continue reading

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Three Facts for Your Fret | Desiring God

We tend to fret. It is a fact about creatures that we are derivative beings who can’t ultimately control the world around us. We have questions about whether we should do this or that, and about what might happen if … Continue reading

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Some clarifications on prayer | Reformation21 Blog

I am delighted to learn that I have managed to awaken Mr Levy from his seasonal slumbers. I am sure that ripples of thankful applause are now washing around the globe from his fans. However, I must admit that I … Continue reading

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States embrace religious liberty, spiritual awakening | Baptist Press

NASHVILLE (BP) — Still alarmed by subpoenas of sermons and correspondence for pastors who opposed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, resolutions on religious liberty and free speech were passed in more than a dozen state Baptist convention meetings this fall. … Continue reading

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Prayer advocate T.W. Hunt dies at age 85 | Baptist Press

SPRING, Texas (BP) — Thomas W. (“T.W.”) Hunt, widely recognized in Christian circles as an authority on prayer, died Dec. 11 at the age of 85. Hunt was the author of such books as “The Mind of Christ” and “Disciple’s … Continue reading

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CALL TO PRAYER: Our grand vision | Baptist Press | Ronnie Floyd

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP) — As a local church pastor, I am thrilled when I get to share the vision of how Southern Baptists are praying and working to reach the world for Jesus Christ. When I share with our people … Continue reading

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CALL TO PRAYER: Anticipating Jesus’ coming | Baptist Press

NASHVILLE (BP) — Not long ago, I was reminded again that our view of evangelism is closely tied to our view of eschatology. If we really believe Jesus is coming again soon, it will motivate us to tell as many … Continue reading

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Focus One Sunday Morning in 2015 on Prayer in Your Church | Ronnie Floyd

God’s Word is clear: “…For My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” (Isaiah 56:7) Jesus declared it this way: “It is written, My house will be called a house of prayer. But you are making … Continue reading

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New Issue: “How Then Shall We Pray? The Necessity of Prayer for the Christian Life” | Credo Magazine

We live in a world that screams to get our attention. From the moment you wake up to the second you hit your pillow at night, something or someone wants your time. Hosts of people are waiting for you to … Continue reading

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How Pastors Can Avoid the Sin of Pride | Ronnie Floyd

When pride walks on the platform, God walks off. Under major conviction from the Holy Spirit in 1995, in the early morning on a night when I could not sleep, God revealed this truth to me. It was not a … Continue reading

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3 Minutes at Sunset or Sunrise Can Turn Your Church Around | Ronnie Floyd

I think every church in the Southern Baptist Convention and beyond would want their people to engage in preparing weekly for the worship services of their church. Just imagine the power that would be upon God’s preachers and the power … Continue reading

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Two Attributes of God That Drive Us to Pray | J.D. GREEAR

D. A. Carson points out that if you really want to embarrass the average Christian, just ask them to tell you about their private prayer life. Many Christians can bluff it when it comes to Bible knowledge, church attendance, even … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Experience the Presence of the Spirit | J.D. GREEAR

What does experiencing the presence of the Holy Spirit feel like? A friend once told me about a Christian singer he knew who rented a recording studio. After an extensive setup and sound check, she began performing her first song. … Continue reading

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Eight Trends about Church Members on Social Media | THOM RAINER

On a few occasions, I have addressed the topic of church leaders on social media. I obviously have a fascination with this form of communication. Indeed, I see it as one of the great modern-day vehicles for good or harm. … Continue reading

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How to Respond When “Darkness Is Your Closest Friend” | J.D. GREEAR

We might be surprised to find that a lot of the Psalms–most of them, in fact–are written in the midst of a terrible situation. Reading through the Psalms, it often seems like there isn’t any possible way the story will … Continue reading

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The Beauty of the Moment | DownshoreDrift

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (‭Psalm‬ ‭16‬:‭11‬ ESV) Every moment has the potential to be bathed in the presence of God … Continue reading

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