Expecting Revival

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Updated & Revised
March 21, 2014

Let’s Have A Revival!

My newest book, Expecting Revival: Releasing the Power of Revival Through T.E.A.M. Ministry is now available on Amazon!

I originally wrote this book way back in 1993. The original title was The T.E.A.M. Concept of Revival Preparation. I was serving as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Livingston, LA. My frustration in holding revival meetings almost brought me to the place of giving up on the very idea. It seemed that folks were just not interested in attending extended meetings such as revivals.

Written Out of Desire for Revival

Out of this desire to see God’s people once again experiencing the fire of heaven in their midst, I began to search out ways to reinvigorate the church’s revival plans. The key that I discovered was OWNERSHIP.

When people own something they always take a greater interest in it. Revivals for many churches have become more of a calendar item to be dealt with and gotten over than an encounter with God’s Presence. Expecting Revival is written in two parts. The first half of the book lays a foundation for revival by taking a look at the biblical basis of revival and the historical basis of revival. The second half of the book is where the application of revival planning is revealed in a step-by-step format.

Written to Energize the Church

You will be energized toward revival by the first part of the book and you will find a bevy of tools that will help you put the T.E.A.M.’s in place to give ownership of the revival meeting to as many people as possible.

T.E.A.M.’s will make revival planning flow with ease and will deepen the effect of revival in your church and in your community. T.E.A.M. is an acronym that stands for:

 T otally
   E xcited
A bout
   M inistry

Written With All Believers in Mind

You will need to buy a copy of my book for each T.E.A.M. member that will be part of your revival planning, but the book will be an encouragement to every family in your church.

I know that this works! I have used this revival planning concept in several churches where I have served as the pastor. It will work in the smallest church or the largest. This book will restore your faith in the hope that God really can bring revival to your life, your family, your church, and your community.

Written With A Heart for Revival

As I wrote in the introduction to Expecting Revival:

“Revival has played an extensive role in history. America has been affected by the winds of revival from her birth. My prayer is that this book will be one small part of a revival sweeping through our nation again.

 We have only two options…revival or rapture. Until the rapture, let’s have a revival!”

Thanks for taking a look at this updated book on the subject of revival. I believe that it is vital to the very life of Christians and the church today! Check out all of my books and Order here today!

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New Devotional Now Available!

Life Is Not A Snapshot: It's A Mosaic

Time To Get A New Devotional!

My Second Devotional Is Now On Amazon!

Life Is Not A Snapshot: It’s A Mosaic is now available in softcover and as an eBook. Order your copy today!

How do all of the snapshots of your life fit together?

Life Is Not A Snapshot: It’s A Mosaic is written from a perspective of reality about life as it is lived out on a daily basis. Everyone would like to take a candid shot of a single event and frame it into an entire lifetime. Of course, you would choose a happy, sunshiny day where everyone is smiling to be your snapshot to remember forever, but life doesn’t happen that way.

As you read this daily devotional you will find that I have taken snapshot after snapshot and pasted them together into the beautiful mosaic that God intends to make of your life. I do not hide the difficulties of life as I apply life pictures that include:

  • Days When It Rains On Your Parade
  • Days When Friends Forsake You
  • Days When The Sun Refuses to Shine
  • Days When You Feel All Alone

This devotional will help you put the pieces of your life together!

Life Is Not A Snapshot includes mosaic-styled devotions that help you know that some of the bits and pieces that are used in your mosaic are also happy days when the flowers are in bloom and you feel like dancing in the rain. You will look forward to each devotion and will be surprised as the author fits the pieces of your life together day by day.

Order your copy today because each day is a snapshot of life that needs a place in your mosaic.

You can also order my 366 day devotional loaded with QR-codes that lead you via your smart phone app to a full Bible study based on each day’ devotion. Glasses in the Grass: Devotions For My Friends will bless you for the next year on a day by day journey based on the parables of life.

More New Books On The Way!

Be on the lookout in the next few months for two additional works that will be released through GnG PublishersThe T.E.A.M. Concept of Revival Preparation will be released in December of 2013. God Speak: I Obey will be released in the Spring of 2014.

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My New Book: God’s Leading

God's Leading New Book Release

God’s Leading:
7 Ways To Know
God Is Leading You

Exciting News!

God’s Leading: 7 Ways To Know God Is Leading You is now available in both softcover and as an eBook. Order your copy today!

Is there a test that reveals whether the path you are walking is REALLY in the center of God’s will?

Yes, there is!

In God’s Leading, you can will discover
7 easy ways to instantly validate
your life’s journey.

NOW YOU CAN FINALLY KNOW!

God’s Leading: 7 Ways to Know God Is Leading You helps you to reset your course and realign your life. I help you take a deep look into the exodus account of Israel and apply those truths directly to your life.

You will find:

* Strength for the journey
* Answers to your questions
* Order for a busy life
* Light for a darkened path
* Courage in the face of trials
* A friend in times of trouble
* A song for your heart

Order your copy today because you shouldn’t take another step without knowing the 7 ways God is leading you.

You can also order my 366 day devotional loaded with QR-codes that lead you via your smart phone app to a full Bible study based on each day’ devotion. Glasses in the Grass: Devotions For My Friends will bless you for the next year on a day by day journey based on the parables of life.

More New Books On The Way!

Be on the lookout in the next few months for two additional works that will be released through GnG Publishers. My newest devotional: Life Is NOT a Snapshot: It’s a Mosaic will be released in October 2013.

The T.E.A.M. Concept of Revival Preparation will be released in December of 2013.

So what to you think? Leave a comment and let me know!

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The Final Frontier

Final Frontier

Star Trek Fans-
Always Ready for The Final Frontier

 

 

Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the star ship Enterprise…so began each episode of Star Trek. Would all of you Trekkies raise your hand? Yes, I see that hand!

 

 

Time Is the Final Frontier

Space is not really the final frontier. There is another virtually unexplored region that you are existing in right at this moment. It is the arena of time. It is happening to all of us and for the most part it is unexplored.

Oh, we have good times and bad times, but usually time slips past us totally unexplored. So much so, that at the end of our day we often exclaim, “I didn’t have enough time to get everything done today!”

Everyone Faces the Final Frontier

In reality you had the exact amount of time that you have had in every other day of your life and you had the same amount of time as every other person that lived that day. Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, put it this way, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven…“~Ecclesiastes 3:1

Time Slips Past Us Totally Unexplored
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So how shall we ever find time to study our Bible or pray? If time is virtually untamable and unexplored and we have no time machine to advance it or reverse it, then what are we to do?

Traversing the Final Frontier

We can follow the advice of Paul to the church at Colossae. “Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.“~Colossians 4:5 Paul did not use the word for time in general in this verse. He did not use the word for time in mass such as an age or eon. He used a word that means specific time, a segment of time, or if you please a special occasion.

We say that we are going to take time, but we do not.
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Oswald Chambers spoke of time in his piece, Our Brilliant Heritage. He demonstrates effectively this idea of redeeming time as in an act of seizing a particular segment of it. He said,

“Of course you have not time! Take time; strangle some other interests and make time to realize that the centre of power in your life is the Lord Jesus Christ and His Atonement.”

We use this same terminology all the time. We say that we are going to take time, but we do not. Solomon said there is a time for every purpose under heaven, but that time must be taken and set aside.

Take time today!

Time. The final frontier. This is the time of ____________. Put your name in the blank. May your voyage through time be fruitful!

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The Straw Bridge

An ant, a straw, and a bridge

Turning Your Burden
Into a Bridge

 

Life is not always what it’s cracked up to be. Sometimes you need a bridge; even one made of straw.

Michael P. Green in his book, Illustrations for Biblical Preaching, tells the following story:

“There once was an ant who felt imposed upon, overburdened, and overworked. You see, he was instructed to carry a piece of straw across an expanse of concrete. The straw was so long and heavy that he staggered beneath its weight and felt he would not survive.

Finally, as the stress of his burden began to overwhelm him and he began to wonder if life itself was worth it, the ant was brought to a halt by a large crack in his path. There was no way of getting across that deep divide, and it was evident that to go around it would be his final undoing.

Where’s A Bridge When You Need One

He stood there discouraged. Then suddenly a thought struck him. Carefully laying the straw across the crack in the concrete, he walked over it and safely reached the other side. His heavy load had become a helpful bridge. The burden was also a blessing.”

From Burden to Bridge

Now I’m not certain about an ant’s ability to reason, but God has given His creatures amazing abilities to display wisdom. Man is included here. As a matter of fact, there is a strong connection between trials and our finding wisdom in the midst of troubles and burdens.

We will seldom seek out answers of wisdom until we are under the weight of a trial or tribulation.
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James wrote: “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.“~James 1:2-8

A Bridge of Blessing

Like the ant, who probably never thought about a straw bridge until he faced the insurmountable crack in his world, we will seldom seek out answers of wisdom until we are under the weight of a trial or tribulation.

Sometimes you need a bridge; even one made of straw.
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Whatever crack you are facing today why not let your burden become a blessed bridge. You may find yourself closer to completing your God-given task by applying His wisdom to your situation.

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