The Three R’s of a Devotional Life

Introduction Dr. David L. Olford, Stephen Olford professor of expository preaching at Union University, shares, “Just after the Second World War, sensing a deep spiritual hunger, my father [Dr. Stephen F. Olford (1918-2004)] was refreshed and revived during a time of personal retreat with the Lord. Shortly thereafter, he met Billy Graham (1946). Due to […]

Why every Christian should say ‘I will’

Why should every single person say to God, “I will pray however You want me to pray, I will give whatever you want me to give, and I will go wherever and whenever You want me to go …?” I will go to my neighbor. And I will go to another nation. And not just another […]

Seven Covenant Prayers for Revival and Spiritual Awakening

Seven Covenant Prayers for Revival and Spiritual Awakening (Taken from a resource by Greg Frizzell) Pray for God to have mercy upon the church and nation–(2 Chronicles 7:14; Jeremiah 29:13) Pray for love, repentance and holy fear to grip God’s people–(Matthew 22:37-39; 2 Corinthians 7:1) Pray for a spirit of faith and intercession in God’s […]

Prayers for Spiritual Awakening

Prayers for Spiritual Awakening (Taken from a resource by Greg Frizzell) Holy Father, we humble ourselves and acknowledge Your righteous Judgment upon our sins. (2 Chronicles 7:14; Psalm 85:6) Righteous God, please send overwhelming love, godly fear and genuine repentance among Your people. (Psalm 51:17; Proverbs 28:13; Matthew 22:37-39; 2 Corinthians 7:1, 10) Righteous God, […]

Selected Bible Passages relating to Revival and Spiritual Awakening

Selected Bible Passages relating to Revival and Spiritual Awakening (Taken from a resource by J. Chris Schofield) 2 Chronicles 7:14 (HCSB): “and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.” […]

A Call to Prayer for Moral and Spiritual Awakening

A Call to Prayer for Moral & Spiritual Awakening Suggested Order of Service Celebration (15 minutes) Worship God through Song (Hymns and Choruses that focus on God) Testimonies of God’s Goodness; Answers to Prayers; His Provision Prayer focused on God’s Greatness Preparation (15 minutes) Why We are Here What We are Praying Toward-The Biblical perspectives […]

Deuteronomy: A challenge to a new generation

January Bible Study 2015 By way of introduction The lead actor – a 124 year-old Moses – the only leader Israel has ever known The Book – his prophetic farewell speech to the Israelites – his last will and testament The people stood on the plains of Moab – just outside the Promised Land It was […]

Community: How it Works

For many years now, the mission statement for Southside Baptist Church has been, “Changing the world through Jesus Christ.” It is on our stationery, on our website, and everywhere our logo is printed. But a mission statement isn’t truly a mission statement unless we take it seriously and do something about it. With that in […]