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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Out of Gas

A PERSONAL STORY A number of years ago, while serving on the State Council for the Church of God in California, I drove to Sacramento for a board meeting. I was near empty when I pulled into the office parking lot. The meeting was scheduled to last until supper, but instead, it ran past ten…

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The Interstate of Prayer

The most common mistake is sacrificing the plan for the people; or the people for the plan. A plan will not be effective unless your leaders own it. As someone has observed, no plans survive enemy engagement. Your plan will meet resistance and require resolve. You may be forced to retreat and reteach the values…

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Are You Thankful for Prayer?

The majority of the world lives without the hope offered by Christ. The open door to God’s throne is a unique post-resurrection-ascension-enthronement Christian notion and unique privilege. That we can pray, pour out our souls to a God who cares, is an incredible privilege. That we get answers from God is beyond incredible. Sadly, prayer…

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