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

Paradoxical Commandments Of Christian Leadership

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered; Love Them Anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives; Do Good Anyway. If you are successful, you win false friends and make true enemies; Succeed Anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow; Do good Anyway. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable; Be Frank Anyway. The biggest man with the

The Believer’S Resume

John 8:32 says, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” I am who God says I am. I can do what God says I can do. I have what God says I have. In Christ . . . I have Christ’s power and authority (Ephesians 1:18-23). I am holy, blameless, and beyond reproach (Colossians 1:21-22). I am seated with Christ in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). I have been made

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