Be Filled with the Spirit

Day 8 Be Filled with the Spirit P. Douglas Small God’s Word for Today Read Luke 24:45-49, Acts 1:4-8, and Ephesians 5:18 Thoughts for Today It was never man who was to continue the work Christ started – it was ‘the Ghost.’ The Holy Spirit, already at work in the earth, clearly evident on the…

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What is the Evidence?

Day 7 What Is the Evidence? P. Douglas Small God’s Word for Today Read 2 Corinthians 13:5, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 5:19-25 Thoughts for Today Apologetics is that branch of theology that fashions a defense of the faith before the unbelieving. It is technical and judicial, a specialized discipline. And yet, the average Christian, applying…

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Confession

Day 6 Confession P. Douglas Small God’s Word for Today Read 1 John 1:9 Thoughts for Today It is so easy for Christians to develop an ‘I’m in – he’s out’ philosophy. It is a version of them-us. We the holy and saved; they the unyielding world. Salvation for us is ‘in the bag!’ No…

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Revival and Harvest in Wales

Day 5 Revival and Harvest in Wales Claude V. King God’s Word for Today Read Isaiah 40:1-5 Thoughts for Today Religious and church life had reached a low point in Wales in 1904. Church attendance was low and apathy and sinful behavior were high. Many were praying for revival. A young man, Evan Roberts, had…

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Making the Gospel Attractive

Day 4 Making the Gospel Attractive P. Douglas Small God’s Word for Today Read 1 Peter 3:3-4 Thoughts for Today There was something compelling about Jesus. Something that attracted others to him – something that was intangible. Peter urges women – but the same principle applies to us all, “Do not let your adornment be…

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Revival

Day 2 Revival Claude V. King God’s Word for Today Read Zechariah 1:1-6 Thoughts for Today When churches conduct “revival” services, they frequently see many people place their faith in Christ. Consequently, many think of revival as evangelistic services. But revival is what God accomplishes with His people when they return to Him. Revival comes…

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Spiritual Awakening

Day 1 Spiritual Awakening P. Douglas Small God’s Word for Today Read 2 Chronicles 7:14 Thoughts for Today When a nation sins – and all else has failed, there is stop-gap remedy. God’s people can cry out to him. “If my people, who are called by name, shall humble themselves…” Humility describes the attitude, the…

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Exercise for the New Year

We grow strong in the areas in which we exercise! If we exercise thanksgiving, we grow in gratitude. When we embrace the discipline of prayer, we grow in prayer, and intensify our sensitivity to God’s presence. When we give, a heart of generosity grows within us. When we love, we become more loving. When we…

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