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At least once a year most churches will set aside time for revival services, usually a Sunday-Wednesday. This is certainly a good thing to do, for it conveys the idea that we need to be revived by God. Besides, as bad as our world is getting, how can we go wrong with having more church? While most Christians realize that genuine revival is not simply something you pencil into a calendar, we still hope and pray that revival will fall from heaven. But if revival is not merely a calendar event, then what is real revival? King David of Israel was one of the first to use the term. In Psalm 85 the king begs the Kings of kings to bring salvation to the people. Listen to his question: “Wilt thou not revive us again, that thy people may rejoice in Thee? Show us thy mercy, oh Lord, and grant us thy salvation.” The word revive means “to restore to life or consciousness,” and in our revival services we are asking the Lord to bring us back to life spiritually. There are critics of revival t

30 Hour Famine

Hey guys. I wanted to let you know that our student ministry at Philippi is doing World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine on March 28th-29th. If you are not familiar with this project, we will go 30 hours without food to get a taste of what starving children experience all over the world every day. But this is about more than simply walking a mile in their shoes; we are getting people to sponsor us for our famine. In each of the last three years we were able to raise over $1,000 (twice we raised over $1,500), and we are hoping for even more this year. All of the money goes straight to feeding children, and since World Vision is a Christian organization, they also share the gospel of Jesus with them. Will you please consider helping us with your prayers? Or maybe you would like to help us by sending some of your money to help feed these children who are starving both for food and a Savior. If you would like to give you can visit and