Movement News & Conversation

  • Why Should We Pray for God’s Blessing?

    Posted in Pastors & Churches, Revival Praying, by Bill Elliff.
    Nov. 18, 2014

    It is likely that all of us pray for God’s blessing. It’s an oft-used phrase that expresses our desire for God to take things to a dimension we cannot realize on our own.

    What is the blessing of God? It can be described as God descending on something normal and making it above normal; making the natural supernatural, or the human divine. For instance, when a boy gave five loaves and two fish, God blessed it, and suddenly it fed well over 5,000 people.

    Think of the areas we pray for this blessing: “Lord, bless our work ...

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  • The Hypocrisy That Hinders Revival

    Posted in Pastors & Churches, by Bill Elliff.
    Nov. 4, 2014

    Jesus spoke harsh condemnations on the Pharisees of His day. In fact, He called them serpents and a brood of vipers that would not escape the sentence of hell (Matthew 23:33).

    Obviously these men were not believers. In that regard, thank God I will never be a true Pharisee, because God’s grace has saved me.

    But I am easily capable of being like a Pharisee in my actions. I can pick up pharisaical ways in a heartbeat.

    To study Jesus’ indictment of these men is helpful so that we can face and put to death any part of ...

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  • What Kind of Church Are You Building?

    Posted in Pastors & Churches, by Bill Elliff.
    July 23, 2013

    Every good pastor wants to see the church he has been entrusted with grow with a “growth that is from God” (Colossians 2:19). We study the Scriptures, talk to friends, read books, go to seminars to find help.

    We’ve become big on names that help us understand, in a few words, what a church is about. Good men have coined these ideas in key phrases such as “purpose-driven church,” “simple church,” “disciple-making church,” “exponential church,” etc. We learn from all of these models.

    I wonder how Moses would have described the church he was shepherding as they headed ...

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