A MONTH IN RENO
Starting Sunday, April 3, all three of our local teams are taking over an entire city for four weeks. Reno, Nevada, most notably known for its casinos and divorces, seems to be the most unlikely place for revival to happen, but it can happen. God has been moving in mighty ways out West, especially in Reno. Churches all across the city have crossed denomination and ethnic borders to worship the One True God.
Teams will be hosting 4-day THIRST Conferences at each of the churches for three weeks, ultimately impacting nine churches in Reno. For the final week of April, all of the churches and community will be gathering together to worship and hear teaching.
Please be praying for the churches involved and consider joining us in seeking God to revive Reno, Nevada.
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STORIES FROM RENO
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All across our nation, evil is erupting to a degree that I have not seen in my lifetime. In my opinion, we see what Romans 1:28 describes as a depraved mind. This word describes those who, through continual rejection of God, have such a hardened heart that wrong really seems right to them, and vice versa.
The rapid spread of the church in the New Testament can only be attributed to two things: the gracious, miraculous activity of the Holy Spirit, and the bold witness of His followers. If God had not moved, nothing would have happened. If believers had not shared the gospel, the movement would have stalled.
In His sovereignty, God has ordained preaching as a primary means of transforming lives. He has graciously given us creation, His Word, and most dramatically, Himself, in the person of His Son, so that we might know Him. By these three means God sufficiently reveals Himself.
Thank you for praying for Life Action during the month of August. Below you will find specific ways you can pray for us this month. LAM Prayer Calendar September 2020
“We have an anchor that keeps the soul Steadfast and sure while the billows roll. Fastened to the Rock which cannot move—Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love.” Though these words carry a “grown-up” message, they were actually written by Priscilla Jane Owens (1829–1907) for the children she taught in Sunday School.
It’s our greatest problem. We measure God in our own image. Thinking He is just like us, we limit God in our minds, and the results are disastrous. As J. B. Phillips said, “Our God is too small.” But throughout history, God gives constant reminder that although we are made in His image, He is not made in ours. He is God. He is sovereign and rules over all. And His power is incomprehensible.
It would seem that the propensity of God to test His children is unloving. But in reality, it is one of the greatest demonstrations of His love for us. God is not out to always give us the most comfortable life. If He was, we would grow soft, unusable, and inherently self-absorbed.
It is one of the ways of God. Periodically in history, He opens the windows of heaven and comes down with His manifest presence. We call these moments revival as they affect the church, and spiritual awakening, as they impact people without Christ. Spiritual results happen at an accelerated pace and with stunning results. These outpourings bring a course correction to nations, and most importantly, they glorify God.
“Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it; prone to leave the God I love” (Robert Robinson, 1758). The hymn writer captured in a sentence what is universally true of man. Our humanity is weak, the devil is strong, and the world pulls us relentlessly away from God. Even those who have come into a relationship with Christ still wander at times.
Watch this short video update from John Avant, president of Life Action and see how your partnership with Life Action is making a difference. We are so grateful to each and every one of you who are investing in our team and this ministry. Thank you!