The Seed, The Soil and The Fruit

Some men and women fall, Jesus said, not because the seed was not good, but because the condition of their heart did not allow the word to take root (Mt. 13). Some seed fell by the wayside and was immediately carried away by birds, demonic spirits. The power of the Evil One was never broken…

Could It Happen Again?

These that have turned the world upside down are come here also! Acts. 17:6 The time of the first Christian church at Antioch, the mission of the Church moved steadily forward. Seventy years later, Pliny expressed with deep concern and passion the proliferation of Christianity to such a degree that it then threatened the stability…

Prayer Study Generates Revival

Three years ago, Pastor Nelson Foster went to Ankeny, Iowa, just outside of Des Moines. For a year, he used the Chapel on the nearby Military Base in planting his new church. The security measures at the base presented problems for visitors, so growth was slow. After the church had grown to about fifty in…

Churches That Pray!

When Jim Cymbala became pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, the first Sunday there were 15 people in attendance and a grand total of $85.00 in the morning offering toward a mortgage payment of $232.00 plus utilities and other bills. The building was small. The walls needed painting. The windows were dingy and the floor was…

A Personal Note from Doug Small

Barbara and I are off today for a multi-state regional conference in “Dutch Country!” – Lancaster, PA. The event is sponsored by “The Fellowship!” The somewhat diverse group began as an effort out of Christ For the Nations to maintain contact with the many pastors and leaders who had been trained there or who looked…