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  • Calling the Church to Revival and America to Awakening (Part 4)

    Posted in Revival Praying, by OneCry Team.
    Oct. 21, 2014

    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 ...

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  • A Time to Speak

    Posted in Revival Praying, by Randy Hekman.
    Oct. 14, 2014

    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 ...

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  • Calling the Church to Revival and America to Awakening (Part 3)

    Posted in Revival Praying, by OneCry Team.
    Oct. 14, 2014

    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 ...

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  • National Prayer Assembly, Washington, DC

    Posted in Revival Praying, Movement Updates, by Dave Butts.
    Oct. 13, 2014

    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.

    Sponsors

    America's National Prayer Committee
    The Mission America Coalition
    The International Prayer Council
    The Jesus ...

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  • The Best Part of Heaven and Earth

    by Bill Elliff.
    Oct. 7, 2014

    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 ...

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  • Calling the Church to Revival and America to Awakening (Part 2)

    Posted in Revival Praying, by OneCry Team.
    Oct. 7, 2014

    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 ...

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  • Calling the Church to Revival and America to Awakening (Part 1)

    Posted in Personal Revival, Revival Praying, by OneCry Team.
    Sept. 30, 2014

    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 ...

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  • The Invasion We Need

    Posted in Pastors & Churches, by Bill Elliff.
    Sept. 24, 2014

    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 ...

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  • Bringing Revival to Inner-City Youth! (Part 2)

    Posted in Radical Obedience, Revival Stories, by Randy Hekman.
    Sept. 24, 2014

    This is the second of two audio interviews with Pastor Alton Hardy of Urban Hope Community Church in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama.

    Last week we were introduced to Pastor Hardy and his challenging work with inner-city youth. This week you are in store for a treat as you hear about the power of God and His gospel to transform lives that, humanly speaking, are hopeless.

    How otherwise can you explain the fact that young urban youth, raised without fathers in the home, products of generational welfare and poverty, are themselves becoming gainfully employed, forsaking the welfare mindset, and seeking ...

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  • Bringing Revival to Inner-City Youth! (Part 1)

    Posted in Radical Obedience, Revival Stories, by Randy Hekman.
    Sept. 12, 2014

    Below is the first of two audio interviews with Pastor Alton Hardy of Urban Hope Community Church in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama.

    With 72 percent of black children born to women who are not married, and with most urban youth growing up without fathers in the home, is there any hope for the young men and women raised in this environment? Humanly speaking, the answer is no.

    But there are no circumstances so bleak that the gospel of Jesus Christ cannot redeem and restore!

    In these two programs, you will hear an amazing account of how God is using ...

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