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Remember Lot’s Wife (2003)

Lot's wife is an example of a person who appeared to be part of God's family, but was never freed from sin. Jesus warned that such people would not be saved (John 8). But what kept Lot's wife from making a full surrender to God? When Lot's wife looked back at Sodom and Gomorrah, she...

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Can Revival Be Prayed Down? (2004)

Every revival in the history of the Christian Church came in response to prayer. When an individual is baptized in the Holy Spirit, revival–whether small or large–will always follow. But, as long as we're content with life as we know it, revival will not come. Because if we're content, we will never pray for this...

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Two Altars (2008)

While Ahab was King, the prophet Elijah prayed that God would bring judgment on Israel that would lead to repentance. This culminated in a showdown between two altars. The first: the altar of God. The second: the altar of Baal. Many Israelites prayed, wept, pleaded, and offered the sacrifice on the altar of Baal. But,...

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No Strange Fire (2004)

Nadab and Abihu consecrated themselves to God, then offered strange fire on the altar. As a result, God struck them dead. Similarly, in the New Covenant, Ananias and Sapphira consecrated themselves to God. As the apostle Paul says, they offered themselves as a “living sacrifice” for Jesus Christ (Romans 12:1-2). They received the baptism of...

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The Mission of God’s People (2008)

The church’s mission picks up where Jesus left off. As Isaiah 61 puts it, the church is, “to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion” (v. 2-3a). But how we can proclaim this gospel...