Last week, a capacity crowd of 70+ leaders from all over America came to southwest Michigan for the first-ever National Revival Symposium hosted by OneCry. Speakers included revival historian Richard Owen Roberts, head of the National Prayer Committee Dave Butts, President of Alive Ministries Doug Small, Pastors Bill Elliff, Bob Bakke, Michael Catt, and Brent Brooks, and Life Action Ministries Executive Director Byron Paulus.
The purpose of the symposium included learning more about what we as followers of Christ can do to raise our sails in anticipation of catching the wind of God’s Spirit in revival, when in His ...
While we are all sinners and in need of grace, it seems our arch-enemy is shrewd in fashioning unique temptations to sin that take into consideration each of our individual weaknesses. Beyond that, each generation has its own strengths and weaknesses, making us more vulnerable to temptations that cater to our specific generation’s blind spots.
As a Baby Boomer, I have different strengths and weaknesses than those in generations that follow. Being aware of our generational weaknesses or blind spots can help us be more vigilant to counter the enemy’s lies and the spirit of this age.
Last week we read Part 3 of a conversation between OneCry National Director Randy Hekman and Southern Baptist Convention President Dr. Ronnie Floyd. Here is the last of the four excerpts of their conversation, focused on the need for “extraordinary prayer” for revival and another Great Awakening.
Randy: How important is it for other denominations and other true Bible-based churches to unite with Southern Baptists in our communities to pray together for revival?
Dr. Floyd: Well, I believe there is a place for that, no question about it. I have been a part of those gatherings, and I believe in ...
As Election Day draws near, please be in prayer for God’s will to be done in our nation. We at OneCry agree with what our late friend Chuck Colson said a few years ago:
When you stop to think about it, politics is simply a reflection of the values of the culture. You change the culture, you will change the politics. If politics is sick, it means the culture is sick—and we Christians are responsible for the culture.... I hope everybody gets involved, gets active and prays.
Continuing this thought, we desperately need extraordinary prayer for revival and ...
Last week we read Part 2 of a conversation between OneCry National Director Randy Hekman and Southern Baptist Convention President Dr. Ronnie Floyd. Here is the third of four excerpts of their conversation, focused on the need for followers of Christ to be sharing the gospel with those who don’t know Him.
Randy: You have put out a clarion call to Southern Baptist pastors and members around the nation for a Great Awakening. How are people responding to this call?
Dr. Floyd: I was with a group of ladies last week, almost 100 of them from all over the ...
a powerful and important time of prayer, focused on revival in our nation
October 29–30, 2014
Christians from around the country will come together at our nation’s capitol, just before the November 4 elections ... to pray.
Compelled by concern over deteriorating conditions, we come to bring our concerns to the Lord. Our focus on the Lord and His heart will lead us to pray for repentance, revival, and reconciliation. Believers from many different streams within the body of Christ will be represented.
America's National Prayer Committee
The Mission America Coalition
The International Prayer Council
The Jesus ...
Last week we read Part 1 of a conversation between OneCry National Director Randy Hekman and Southern Baptist Convention President Dr. Ronnie Floyd. Here is the second of four excerpts of their conversation, focused on the potential judgment of God on America.
Randy: Many people would suggest that our nation has limited time left, because the judgment of God ultimately falls on all nations that disobey Him. Do you believe that America is under God’s judgment today?
Dr. Floyd: I believe it is up to God to decide whether we are under His judgment. I’m not sure if ...
The final chapters of our Bible—God’s Revelation to John—spell out our hope. These promises form the foundation of all we live for, and give us secure confidence for our future.
Although hard to understand and interpret in places, we should read Revelation often and deeply. To lose sight of its promise is to lose our perspective and focus, and ultimately our joy.
Making It Right
The Revelation unfolds the thunderous roll of God’s final judgments. It reminds us that things will be set right soon.
Those who are sinful and reject God’s gracious offer and ...
An Interview with Dr. Ronnie Floyd
In June of this year, Ronnie Floyd was elected as the sixtieth president of the largest Protestant denomination in America, the Southern Baptist Convention. He also continues to serve as Senior Pastor of Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas, a ministry he began in 1986.
Under Dr. Floyd’s leadership, Cross Church has grown into a five-campus ministry that reaches thousands weekly. Additionally, his blog, podcast, and television ministries reach around the globe. Dr. Floyd is a prolific author and highly sought-after speaker.
After reading about Dr. Floyd’s urgent call for another Great Awakening ...
In the most glorious invasions on earth, there are seasons when God makes Himself known on a nationwide level. We call these revivals when they descend on the church and renew sleeping believers, and awakenings when they bring lost, blinded men and women to life.
Our Recent Past
In the first 150 years of America’s existence, we experienced such movements every 30–50 years. The First Great Awakening, the Second Great Awakening, the Prayer Revival of 1857–1858, and the worldwide impact of the Welsh Revival of 1904–1905 ushered millions into the kingdom in a matter of months ...