Psalm 85:6—Wilt thou not
revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?
The word "revive" means to
quicken, to preserve, to give promise of life, to be made whole. It has
been our pleasure to see several “revived” as of late. By this, I mean
to be gloriously saved. I rejoice in this and have been reminded of the
methods that God will use to save His children. Does not His word tell
us that He will use the foolishness of preaching and also the prayers of
I recently read the history of the hymn, “Revive Us Again” by William P.
MacKay. He tells of a life spent on his own desires and of a mother who
faithfully prayed for his conversion. Long after his mother’s life ended
he was a doctor and had opportunity to care for a man who had been
critically wounded. At this man's death Dr. MacKay was given the man’s
Bible by a nurse for him to discard. As Dr. MacKay opened the Bible he
saw his own name as written by his mother many years before. During a
time when he needed money for school he had sold the Bible. This
dramatic event caused him to call on the Christ that his mother had so
fervently prayed for him to receive.
What a blessed privilege to be able to stand night after night and
proclaim the Glorious Gospel.
Until next month,
Evangelist Tom Gilliam
103:17—But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon
them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children.
• Chuck, Julie, Abby, and
Megan are excited about the upcoming birth of their new family
member. A third bundle of joy should arrive around the 6th of November.
• John, Ali, and Zoe are well and fine. John as busy as
ever building houses. We are most excited that as of June, Ali will take
a step of faith and become a stay-at-home mom.
• Joe and Sabrina are about to celebrate their first
wedding anniversary. They have had a busy year. Joe became pastor of
Antioch Baptist Church in Merritt Island, Florida last August. They also
are expecting their first child in November.
We will soon have five grandchildren. What a blessing to see God
continue to reveal His mercy to our children!
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page? Be sure to bookmark it and check back each Friday for a new
lesson. We currently have two on-going Bible Studies: the A Study in
and In Christ: A Study in Positional Truths. Check it out today!
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for a complete and up-to-date listing of our our meetings through the
rest of the year. And please be sure to stop by and visit us when we are
at a meeting in your area. We would love to see you!
July 21-25 :: Enterprise, MS
July 26-29 :: Myrtle, MS
August 1-4 :: Tickfaw, LA
August 8-11 :: Newnan, GA