Winter Revival with Dr. John Goetsch

January 30, 2007 by Paul Chappell

Yesterday, as we began our Winter Revival at Lancaster Baptist Church, a soloist sang a song that stated, “The heart of the problem is a problem of the heart.” It is my prayer that God will cleanse, purify, and fill my heart and the hearts of our church family members during this revival meeting. In Psalm 85:6, the psalmist said, “Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?”

Today, too many Christians are without joy. This is why the Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:30-32, “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

Last night’s message spoke to my heart regarding the fact that false doctrine and sin always seem to creep in unawares. It involves a process of rationalization and lethargy that sometimes seems to hide the reality of our trend away from God. We certainly see this on the national scene, but it is also something to be aware of personally.

Please join me today in prayer for revival!


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