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It’s Time to Pray

Guy Bevington, a traveling holiness preacher, promoted a revival in Indiana. Many of the Methodist church's 300 members admitted they weren't saved. Then, many prayed through to salvation. Meanwhile, Bevington hid in a haystack. His eccentric and persistent prayer approach created a connection with God. Through that channel, God's power flowed and fueled revival. Today,...

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God Can Save Anyone

As our Christmas gift to you, we share a powerful story from the life of G.C. Bevington. In answer to one man's prayers, the Holy Spirit led Bevington to Chattanooga, Tennessee. On arrival, he was told to preach that night. At the meeting, church members tried to remove a man who'd been an alcoholic for...

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Run to Jesus for Refuge

What does it look like to run to Jesus for refuge? Brother Bevington, a 20th-century American evangelist, cut it straight. “Get right with God! Get on your knees and cry out loud for mercy!” Bevington issued these directions not to unbelievers, but to church members in good standing. The resulting meeting continued for over eight...

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Trust in the Presence of God

Jesus identified three conditions that a person must meet to be in the presence of God. The first is to deny yourself. The second is to take up your cross. And the third is to follow Jesus. So what does this mean, practically? One common mistake is confusing the call of the Holy Spirit with...

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A Christmas Gift from Jesus! (Encore)

Guy Bevington, an old-time American holiness evangelist in the 1900s, took God at his word when he promised to give us a Savior from sin, not in sin. In this encore Christmas Eve offertory, Pastor Ray weaves together the story of the birth of Christ with Bevington's importunity in prayer that moved God to save...