Rethinking Revival
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Rethinking Revival

Revival and Judgment Intertwined Charles Finney in 1835 stated in “Hindrances to Revivals,” if revivals do cease in this land, the ministers and churches will be guilty of all the blood of all the souls that shall go to hell in consequence of it. […] if it is to be always so, that two-thirds of...

A Solemn Assembly
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A Solemn Assembly

THE SOLEMN ASSEMBLY The Sad Fact Most professing Christians have never heard of a Solemn Assembly. Of the relatively small number who have, a substantial portion consider it as merely an Old Testament practice of no particular relevance today. The Biblical Background There are not less than twelve revival movements in the Old Testament. While...

From Hydro Flask to the Heart of Jesus
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From Hydro Flask to the Heart of Jesus

An Object Lesson Some years back I spent about $25 on a mint green Hydro Flask. It was my favorite water bottle. Faithful. Indestructible. Last summer, I loaned it to a friend who worked outside all day. After about a week, he announced, “I gave your Hydro Flask to my coworker, because he really liked...

Manifestations of Carnality
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Manifestations of Carnality

The following tract was written by Elmer Ellsworth Shelhamer. Born in 1869, Shelhamer was converted at 16 and called to preach holiness and divine healing. He labored in revivals, helped found Free Methodist Churches in Pennsylvania and Illinois, and spent several years ministering at God’s Bible School. He wrote and edited a number of books...

The Place of Crushing–A Call to Holiness
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The Place of Crushing–A Call to Holiness

It is early evening in Judea. Just outside Jerusalem, Peter, James and John are walking with Jesus to the olive grove, to the place of crushing: Gethsemane. Jesus begins to stumble. He is in obvious pain and turmoil. Jesus is staggering because He is so troubled in His spirit. His heart is breaking. He is...

Giving to Jesus: A Christmas Message
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Giving to Jesus: A Christmas Message

As we head into Christmas, it is good to be on guard against the temptation to worldliness and materialism. Let’s consider how the wise men, King Herod, and the Sanhedrin responded to God giving his Son to a lost and dying world. The wise men recognized that Jesus was God’s gift to the world, including...

Starting a New Writing Journey
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Starting a New Writing Journey

As we grow in Jesus, our thoughts and prayers about His Kingdom and Righteousness consume more and more of our mind’s eye. Our aim on this blog is to share these prayerful thoughts and contemplations with our online ecclesia.