Practical, inspirational resources to help you grow
Introducing Back to the Altar
“God’s people are to be powerful, but we are distracted.” Dwain Esmond, associate director of the Ellen G. White Estate, took the stage on October 11th, 2022 to introduce a new and revolutionizing Church initiative during the 2022 Annual Council. The Back to the Altar initiative seeks to revitalize and revive the Church by returning to its foundation - the home and the family, with a special re-emphasis on daily worship. More resources will be shared in the coming weeks and months.
Developing an Authentic Devotional Life
Young people can spot fake from a mile away. They can tell very easily if what you are sharing is a “prepared study” or if it’s something that you are actually living out in a relevant way in your life. So what does it mean to have a genuine authentic devotional life? And how can we experience what Jesus longs to give us? Scott Ward discusses this and much more in this inspiring article.
Revival NOW! is a definite "must read" for anyone hungering for revival! This popular booklet, compiled by Dan Augsburger, has already printed over 15,000 copies and has been shared worldwide. Topics covered include: God’s Wonderful Gift of Pardon and Righteousness, Being Transformed, Adopting Christ’s Lifestyle Of Obedience and Service, What Was/Is The Condition Of God’s People, God’s Remedy And The Pathway To Revival, and much more! (All 64 pages are pure gold!)
As Light Lingers: Basking in the Word of God
When you open your Bible, where do you start? Perhaps you’ve asked these questions: Where do I start in my Bible? Is there any difference between reading and studying (or “basking in”) the Bible? How can I get to know the Person behind the words on the pages of my Bible? No matter your age or life circumstance, you will find encouragement, advice, and practical strategies in this new book by our friend Nina Atcheson. In it, you will discover how basking in the power of God’s Word will make you want to linger with God—because time with Him is so sweet.
True and False Revival
As more and more revival events sweep our world, it's very important to stay in tune with God's Word. While we desperately long for a revival of primitive godliness, and we are called to pray and seek this revival, in the last days we are told that there will be a counterfeit revival as well. So how do we tell the difference? In these inspiring messages by Pastor Mark Finley, we can learn how to avoid the false and seek the true. Be sure to download the handout with selected readings from the Great Controversy on Modern Revivals.
How to Trust God even When Life Hurts!
In this "Conversations" program produced by It Is Written, host John Bradshaw sits down with author and prayer ministry leader Melody Mason as she discusses the depths of her crisis of faith and how God brought her into a life of meaningful prayer and connection with God. Her book, “Daring to Ask for More,” explores the keys to successful prayer and the principles of being a committed follower of God. We pray this testimony encourages you in your own faith journey through life's storms and trials.
A Love Letter from Your Heavenly Father!
Do you ever feel discouraged or lonely, wondering if God cares, if He really understands, or hears your prayers? It's time to put all doubt aside as you read this beautiful "love letter" from your Heavenly Father. Pulled directly from the passages of Scripture, this PDF download is one that you may want to print up and keep in your Bible to read often. Never forget, no matter what happens in your life, God loves you! And His love never changes!
Prayer Leader Resources
Would you like to encourage more prayer in your church? Then God may be calling you to be a prayer leader! Are you unsure what it takes to be a prayer leader? The General Conference Ministerial Association has been collecting the best Seventh-day Adventist prayer leader resources and materials to help you become an effective prayer leader. You will find resources to help you grow in your personal prayer life so you can be a Spirit-filled leader. There are also a variety of resources on prayer leadership that will help you lead effectively. Resources are being added regularly so check back often.
Testimonies of Personal Revival from 10 Days of Prayer
Even if you haven't yet participated in 10 Days of Prayer, you are going to be encouraged and inspired by these beautiful testimonies of God's faithfulness in answer to prayer. It's never too late to take 10 days to pray. The 10 Days of Prayer materials can be used any time of the year or used over and over again. Remember, as one author so beautiful said, "When we work, we work, but when we pray, God works!"
Heart Challenge to Start the New Year!
This document contains a personal "10-Day Heart Challenge" to help start your New Year on a positive spiritual note. It gives specific Bible passages to reflect upon and as well as prayer thoughts to help you seek a deeper walk with Christ. Whether you do it at the beginning of this New Year, or some other time, we are sure that it will be a blessing! (This is not part of the world church official "10 Days Of Prayer," but is meant to prepare you for this event as we will be seeking a deeper experience with Christ!)
Bend Your Knees and Pray - Song
Feeling alone, feeling weary? You are not alone! Just bend your knees and pray! In this week's featured resource, we'd like to bless you with a song by Laura Williams. Laura is not only a talented recording artist, she's also the author of this week's United in Prayer testimony. As you listen to this beautiful song, and see her vibrant love for Jesus, we pray you will find courage to keep moving forward. Remember, no matter what life throws your way, just bend your knees and pray!
How to Pray Like Jesus Prayed
Why do we want to learn to pray as Jesus prayed? So we can walk with God as He walked with God. So our prayers can be more effective at reaching other people, and so we can have a closer relationship with God. Jesus had seven major prayer experienced that we can learn from as we study the Bible. Watch and listen as Pastor Mark Finley opens the Word and reached us how to pray as Jesus prayed.
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