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A Divided Nation

Tonight I have the privilege of preaching in the opening meeting of America’s Christian Youth Congress in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is more than a patriotic meeting – it is a meeting for prayer. The only hope of America, the only hope of any nation, is the mercy of God. In recent days we have all watched the national news and the deterioration of political debate into an outright spirit of anarchy. We are a divided nation. And only One person brings true unity. There will always be difference of opinion. One beautiful characteristic of our republic is the defense of individual liberty. We defend the privilege of others to disagree with us. True freedom defends the right of people to…

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An Opportunity to Invest in the Gospel

Not all investments are good ones! Investing in the gospel is always a wise investment. Today I am traveling to preach the Word of God. Continually I am reminded that many people who I will not see (some who I do not even know) are investing in the work God has called us to do through their prayers and support. How wonderful to labor together in the gospel! We are all called to participate in the work of Christ. It is every believer’s privilege to invest in the salvation of souls and the glory of God. There are specific things that we may give: We are to give the truth. People are only born again through the life-giving power of the…

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Our March Itinerary and Family Update

The Lord has been so faithful to us in the opening weeks of this year. Thank you for your continued prayers. I closed out a missions revival in Florida last night and am flying home this morning. We added a local meeting tonight and details on that service may be found at scottpauley.org/itinerary. Below you will find our scheduled meetings for the coming month. Please ask the Lord to give us a touch of revival in each place. The hymn writer expressed it well, “Mercy drops round us are falling, but for the showers we plead!” Friday, March 2, Regional Teen Talent Contest – First Baptist Church, Milford, OH, Pastor Bill Duttry Sunday-Tuesday, March 4-6, Family Conference – Liberty Baptist Church,…

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A President’s Day Prayer

Today is President’s Day in the United States. In the war zone that is the American political system it is often easy to forget the spiritual conflict that is always raging. The enemy of souls is far greater than any perceived enemy on the other side of the aisle. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). I have deep convictions related to our republic and the moral issues of our day. But it is more than politics. It is spiritual. The greatest need of our country is another great awakening and we must never lose that burden.…

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The 3 Most Important Times in A Revival Meeting

We have just come through one of the busiest seasons of the year for revival meetings. In reality, God chooses the season for revival. It cannot be scheduled or planned. It will not be confined to our calendar. Revival comes in God’s time and God’s way. As I sit in meetings week after week, preaching and praying for revival, the Lord has impressed this truth on my heart… In every revival there are divine moments that must not be missed.  Is it possible that the Lord Jesus could show up in a meeting and His own people fail to recognize Him? I fear that the Holy Spirit is often a stranger in the places where “spiritual” men conduct the annual…

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Free This Month: A Revival Resource

tools to evangelize, encourage, equip strengthening believers through helpful resources

This week I am preaching a revival meeting in the low desert of Arizona. (Yes, it is hot. No, it is not a tent meeting!) The pastor has worked diligently to prepare the church and hearts have been very responsive to God’s Word. I have come to realize that the most important days in a revival meeting are not the meeting itself. Instead, they are the days before the meeting. Prepared hearts are more important than prepared sermons. No evangelist brings revival – God Himself revives His people when they get where they can hear Him. Vance Havner used to call this being “in tune with heaven.” For this reason I have come to believe that the prayers of God’s people…

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A Family and Ministry Update

Partner With Us

As I write these words Tammy and the kids are with me for a conference with young adults in Florida. It has been such a joy to have my entire family traveling with me this month. The Lord has been gracious to allow us to spend some very special days together and to see the Lord work in wonderful ways. Yesterday was sweet as we celebrated Father’s Day “on the road.” I love to see Christ at work in and through our children. The Apostle John said it best when he wrote, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth” (3 John 4). Thank you for praying for our family. The summer is full…

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Some Thoughts On Our Recent Campaign

It is a joy to be home for a couple of days after a busy season of meetings. Just a few days ago we conducted a Go Reach America Campaign in the Tri-Cities region. The Lord blessed in a wonderful way and we give Him the glory for it! As I have had some time to reflect I wanted to share a few things the Lord did in my own life. He always works on both ends – saving souls and teaching us! Here are a few of the truths the Holy Spirit has impressed on my heart… It is a privilege to labor with others for souls. Ecclesiastes 4:9 says, “Two are better than one; because they have a…

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A Personal Invitation to CORE 2017

One of Satan’s greatest tools is discouragement. I am afraid that many preachers are so disillusioned with the condition of our nation that they wonder if there is anything they can do to make a difference. This is a strategy of the wicked one. Never has a generation of believers had so much opportunity for the gospel! We must not allow our hope to diminish or our expectation to die. Christ is at work, and we should be too! There is nothing wrong in this world that the gospel cannot fix, and there is nothing missing in churches that revival could not supply! I am very happy to be a part of a special upcoming event, the first ever Conference On Revival…

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September Itinerary and a Word from Our Family

God has been so very gracious to us. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity and change. Thank you for praying for our family as we have relocated back to West Virginia. Times of transition remind you of so many truths. For me, one of those has been that God chose the perfect wife for me! Tammy has been so supportive in every way and has made the transition smooth for our home. Morgan, Lauren, and Grant have started the school year in a new school and are doing very well. When we are not on the road, we are all enjoying the opportunity to be near family again. My dad has pastored the Cranberry Baptist Church…

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