Monday, November 28, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Revival ~ from the Latin revivere, "to live again."
To be revived is to become active or flourish again; revival thus is a period of renewed group or individual spiritual interest, commitment and growth.
In North American history, some of the great leaders of revival have been Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), George Whitefield (1714-1770), Barton W. Stone (1772-1884), Alexander Campbell (1788-1866), Charles G. Finney (1792-1875), Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899), and the twentieth century evangelists William "Billy" Sunday and William Franklin "Billy" Graham.
The LORD allows me from time to time to collaborate with likeminded congregations as we come together with our focus on Spiritual Renewal. Last week was no different as I traveled to Shawnee Oklahoma to share with my friend and brother Pastor Tony Rhone and the Galilee Baptist Church.
What a glorious time we shared in the LORD on last week with the precious members of Galilee Baptist Church. I thoroughly was encouraged helped and blessed by the fellowship, worship, and time of deep theological discussion.
Pastor Rhone is an excellent Senior Pastor and a wonderful host. His staff left no stone unturned; I am truly grateful for our friendship, fellowship, and future. Shawnee is a better place because of Pastor Rhone and Galilee, I’m certain of it.
NKJ Luke 2:40 And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
May it also be true of you and the wonderful people you serve. When time and people reflect upon you may they say that they grew and were strengthened by the Spirit of GOD, filled with wisdom; and the grace of GOD was upon them.
I thank GOD for Pastor Rhone and Galilee.