When the Fire Fades—Reigniting Passion for God

Throughout the Bible, we see that there is only one remedy—one solution, one cure—to rekindle a dead spiritual life: revival. Revival is when we till the soil of our heart through brokenness, humility, and surrender via fasting, prayer, and obedience. God responds by...

The Blessing of Brokenness—Broken yet Unbreakable

A.W. Tozer was famous for saying, “It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.” Brokenness is painful, but it develops humility and dependence on God that very few experience. In the same way that olives are crushed for their...

The Cure for Spiritual Cancer—Simple but Not Easy

I recently read an intriguing excerpt from a book—paraphrasing, it says: A very prosperous and divided nation is about to implode. Many hold to a form of godliness but deny the true God. As drunkenness and addiction spiral out of control, sexual sin and perversion...

When Ministry Becomes Idolatry by Shane Idleman

I tried numerous times to soften the tone and re-work the language of this article, but God made it clear not to diminish a word. First Corinthians 11:31 says that if we discern wrong thoughts, actions, and attitudes, and repent of them, that we would not come under...

THE GREAT shrinking CHURCH IN AMERICA

It's clear that many churches have closed or have considerably shrunk in size since COVID-19. Reasons range from “church-goers are still scared to return,” to “they prefer watching live feeds.” But why have bold churches experienced tremendous growth? This issue is...

A Measure of Revival in Our Bondage

On October 25, 2021, we began having church every night at 6 pm for two straight weeks. At times, the atmosphere was overwhelming–a full altar, dozens of baptisms, and countless lives changed, both in person and through livestream. As the old-timers used to say, “God...

Anger: One Letter Short of Danger

Of all the struggles facing Christians, anger is at the top of the list. It destroys families, tarnishes character, and leads to destructive behavior. Just as threads of redemption run throughout the Bible, so do tears of anger. We need look no further than the...

What Extinguishes the Presence of the Lord?

Hear the life-changing sermon by the same title here.  Many wrongly assume that God’s presence has to do with judgment rather than blessing. Is God’s presence good or bad? Both … It's frightening in regard to judgment, “The idols of Egypt will totter at His presence”...

The Battle for Courage—A Hill to Die On

Watch the sermon, The Battle for Courage—A Hill to Die On, (Click The Title) It may be a war of words rather than weapons, but America is as divided as it's been since the Civil War. The situation in 2 Chronicles 15:5-7 seems eerily similar to our situation today: “In...

American Christianity Needs a Reality Check and a Backbone

America is clearly in a Civil War—but it’s a battle of words, not weapons. We are divided, tired, frustrated, and fearful. Second Chronicles 15:5-7 seems eerily similar to our situation: “And in those times there was no peace … but great turmoil was on all the...

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Shane Idleman is the founder and lead pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship in Leona Valley, Ca. His sermons, books, articles, and radio program have sparked change in the lives of many.