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Fan the Flame …

Fire is often associated with the Holy Spirit and with revival. Tonight is our last night of scheduled Revival/Renewal services. Rev. Alan Dicer has done a wonderful job of challenging us, bring the Word and speaking truth. We have seen some great things take place. But my greatest prayer has not been for these services but for a real fire of revival to begin in our church and our city.

I mentioned to my people that we are near the end of our scheduled Revival/Renewal services but not the end of revival. Because we need this to be the beginning not the end. My prayer will change in couple of hours. My prayer will then be for us to keep fanning the flames of revival until there is a roaring fire.

This fanning the flames will require us to continue in earnest prayer. We will need to continue to encourage and challenge one another. We will need to continue to invite people to join us in following Christ and in worship. We cannot coast until the next “big thing”.

Also, we have been praying for revival to sweep into our city and into every church. We have just begun and as my good friend Pastor Dave Engbrecht is fond of saying “Our greatest days are just ahead”. I believe this wholeheartedly. I am more convinced than ever that God is up to something good in Canton. Not just our church, but our city and beyond.

The key will be when we walk out of the last service tonight. We must recognize that this is just a beginning. That the flame has been lit, but we must make sure it spreads and grows. We must keep fanning the flame in our personal walk with Christ and in our church.

So here’s to seeing the fire grow. Grab a fan and join us.

Dennis

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About dennyowens

I am a pastor, writer, and coach who is seeking to encourage people to follow Jesus and regain hope. I am a husband to a wonderful wife and helpmate, a father to great kids who are following Jesus and a grandpa to the greatest grandkids in the world. I have been a coach for many sports and a coach to a few pastors as well. I love sports, love to read, love to fish and love to do anything with my grandkids.

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