Posts by Landon Dale

Revive Us Again: Here I Raise My Ebenezer

It is impossible to manufacture Revival; but we try. We sometimes think that by doing more religious things with more fervor, God will be with us and renew our faith. It won’t work. The only thing that can be done is to Humbly Pray and seek God’s face and turn from our wicked ways in total surrender to God. Then he promises…

Revive Us Again – No Fires on Empty Altars pt 2

As we seek Revival, Renewal, Restoration, and Refreshing from God, we cannot expect our appeal to be answered, if the appeal is made on our own terms. Seeking God without a resolve to turn away from our sins will not result in Revival. So God calls us to turn from our wicked way and seek God’s forgiveness – and God is eager…

Revive Us Again – No Fires on Empty Altars pt 1

The only place Power comes before Prayer is in the dictionary.” While we cannot manufacture Revival, we can and must seek it from God. He is only too eager to bless us with a renewed spirit. But we must come before God in humility and prayer. There has never been, nor will there ever be a revival that began without Humbly seeking…

Who Writes Your Family Story? – John Wheeler

Every family has a story. And for most families that story is dysfunctional in some way. One example of that is found in Jacob’s family. As his 12 sons are born, their names tell a story of heartache and hope. And in the families growing dysfunction, if we pay attention, it is obvious that God is working even in their conflict and…

A Cruciform Life – John Wheeler

The life that God calls Christians to live, is a life centered on and directed by the Cross. God hasn’t called us to live religiously different from the world, but radically different. As radically different as the idea that God would go to the Cross to save sinners.

A Cruciform Baptism – John Wheeler

Baptism has been an issue of conflict in modern times. It wasn’t so in the early church. Baptism was understood to be inseparably linked with the cross of Jesus; his death, burial and resurrection. To understand Baptism today requires seeing it in this connection; a cruciform baptism. In the early church Baptism was Blasphemy to…