A Brief History of Revivals
As dark as things are in our day, God can bring revival again as He's done in the past. In this clip Mack shares about how God used George Whitefield, Duncan Campbell, Bill McLeod, and others.
Lord, Give Me New Desire For Your Word
A strong indication of spiritual declension is a decreased appetite in Bible reading. How is your appetite for the Word of God?
The Kingdom Not in Word, But in Power
We have to remember that the kingdom of God is not in word only but in the power of the Holy Spirit. May God keep us from thinking we can live the Christian life or minister to the world apart from the power of the Holy Spirit.
A Prayer For Revival
Whenever we become spiritually dry, we need to seek the Lord and ask Him to revive us again. Have you declined from what you once were...
A New Year’s Sermon to Our Young People
Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, "I have no pleasure in them".
Fellowship Conference New York
Ten years ago several of our churches came together for a weekend of fellowship and preaching. In February there will now be a conference...
The Worth of One Sinner
Many "churches" are impressed by big numbers, but Jesus is concerned about the individual. Christ considers one sinner worth dying for...
Are You Defensive?
When you get approached or corrected about something in your life, how do you receive it? Are you defensive?
There Are No Bench Warmers in the Kingdom of God
Sports teams have those who are starters and those who sit on the bench. In the kingdom of God, in the church, there is no one who sits on the bench.
Do You Show Respect of Persons in the Church?
One of the subtle ways we sin is by showing respect of persons in the church. Do you treat the well known and gifted people in the church...
The Commonplace Christian is the Glory of the Church
Most of us will be not be remembered after we die. We'll be forgotten by the world and only a fading memory to those who knew us.
Do You Really Need a Church? (Part 1)
We are living in the digital age and can access so many sermons from the internet. Is it really still necessary and vital to be a participating member who shows up in person at a local church?
When Should You Leave a Church? (Part 2)
When should Christians leave a church? Sadly many Christians are willing to leave sound, biblical churches just over preferences. What are the issues that are worth leaving for?
Should You Move to Join a Church? (Part 3)
Some Christians see their great need to be part of a biblical church, but as far as they can discern, there's no biblical church near where they live.
You and Your Bible, Church, and Blind Spots
This four-part series contains the following sermons: 1) You and Your Bible, 2) You and Your Church 3) You and the Holy Spirit 4) You and Your Blind Spots.
Biography on Leonard Ravenhill’s Fragrant Life, Revised and Expanded
Leonard Ravenhill was a man greatly used by God in the 20th century. His preaching came with heart searching power and conviction.
Attempt to Heal Every Broken Relationship
We can think of many excuses to avoid confrontation with other Christians who have sinned against us, but we must attempt to heal every broken relationship that has been damaged.
How to Address Someone Who Seems to Be a False Convert
If we suspect that someone we know who claims to be a Christian may actually be a false convert, how should we address them?
Our Joys and Sorrows Are Temporal
Our lives can't be marked by our sorrows or our joys. They have to be marked by living for eternity despite our sorrows and our joys.
The Christian is Marked by Eternity
The Christian's life is one marked by eternity; they are a person who lives loosely connected to their earthly existence. The believer deals with this present world...
Cultivating and Attaining Humility
Humility is a vital characteristic of the Christian life. If we would keep from falling away, and if we desire to have healthy churches, we must cultivate and attain this blessed virtue.
Pastoral Burnout: Dangers and Encouragements
"To avoid burnout in the ministry, pastors need to know how to pace themselves and also intentionally take breaks and rest. We must not look at rest, breaks...
Are You Radical in Killing Sexual Sin?
For those who are falling into sexual sin, the root cause is that they've opened a door for it somewhere in their life. They must be violent and close the door they've opened...
Lessons From the Lord’s Loving Discipline
As believers we can be so grateful for the Lord's loving discipline that is bestowed upon our lives. Like a critical surgery that is needed, we've got to have it...
Young Believer: Don’t Rush Into Ministry, Rush to Know God
If you go back in time to the first day of your ministry, and speak to yourself as a young believer, what would you tell him and most stress to him?
Marriage Advice: Keep Dating Your Wife
As a husband, you need to keep dating your wife; that is intentionally spending quality time together in order to maintain the freshness of the marriage.
Young Believers Not Going Deep, Too Distracted
This generation of young believers has countless distractions that will rob them of time and keep them from going deeper with God.
The Life and Legacy of Jim Elliot
The life of Jim Elliot was remarkable. He was a godly young man who lived an extraordinary life, and he paid the ultimate price; his life, to bring the gospel to the unreached.
Jim Elliot Was Always Reading
A big personal part of that adventure for Jim was that he was always reading; at least, the evidence is there that this was true.
News for All Know-It-All Theologians
What's the news? That we don't know much about God. Not really, not compared to what there is, not compared to what...
How Do You Kill Sin?
Christians must not be passive in putting sin to death; they must be proactive. We must never take an attitude of defeat. The Bible calls us to long-term...
Encouraging Conversation at the Church Meetings
When we are with other Christians, we should purposely plan on turning the conversation to spiritual things. One way is to ask specific questions about the sermon...
Anxiety is a Waste of Time
If you give into anxiety you will reap fear, condemnation, and discouragement. Anxiety is a wasted choice that dishonors the Savior. Rather we must not yield to anxiety, but take everything to the Lord in prayer.
From Fear to Faith in the Face of Christ
One aspect of mortifying sin is killing our fears. Fear is a drug that makes us think wrongly and it's the beginning of defeat in any situation that...
The Christian Pilgrimage
Though the Christian pilgrimage is full of heartaches and afflictions; it is also a path full of opportunities to trust the many promises from our God.
Trials and Blessings in the Ministry
There is no other path in the ministry except one that has trials and suffering along its way. At the same time, pastors also experience many blessings.
What Mindset Promotes Unity in the Local Church?
A mindset of humility promotes unity in a local church. That is a mindset that is not always being opinionated, or thinking we always know what is right...