2008 Top Posts Numbers 9 and 10

In 10th place is one of the first articles I ever wrote, although it was not published on the blog until more recently. It discusses the "Toronto Blessing."In at 9th place is my series of posts on New Word Alive 2008. … [Read more...]

C. J. Mahaney on People God Killed – A Sermon That Changed My Life

If you are an avid C. J. Mahaney listener, you may well have heard of a series of talks he did many years ago on people in the Bible who God killed. In which case, I've got a real treat in store for you! But first, let me set the context.I would like to share with you a few sermons over the coming weeks or months that have impacted me so much that I still remember them. I am convinced that the gentle "drip drip" effect of being continually exposed to good teaching over many years is as important … [Read more...]

AUDIO – Terry Speaks About Todd Bentley and the Lakeland, Florida 'Revival'

UPDATE - Todd Bentley has now stepped down from ministry after separating from his wife.Regular readers of my blog will know that I published some posts last week on the events in Lakeland, Florida. Terry Virgo has now made available online a talk on the subject that he gave on the events at the recent Newfrontiers Prayer and Fasting leaders meeting. You can download it or listen to it here. … [Read more...]

Jesse Phillips Gives His Final Conclusions on the Lakeland, Florida 'Revival Meetings' with Todd Bentley

UPDATE - Todd Bentley has now stepped down from ministry after separating from his wife.Over the last few days we have been reflecting on events in Florida. This will be the final post. To read the complete series, please visit the following posts:Todd Bentley and the Lakeland, Florida ‘Revival Meetings’Worship at the Lakeland, Florida ‘Revival Meetings’What is Happening in Lakeland, Florida, by Jesse PhillipsTerry Virgo Continues His Reflections on the Lakeland, Florida ‘Revival Meetings’Jesse … [Read more...]

More Reflections From Jesse Phillips on the Lakeland 'Revival Meetings'

Having shared my own thoughts, along with Jesse's view of the worship, and some other events of the evening, as well as his subsequent reflections, we resume Jesse's report today, beginning with more of his reflections on the meeting he attended. “Fourth, there was not an emphasis on preaching from a doctrinal standpoint; rather, there seemed to be a great emphasis on faith, wholeness, healing, and inner light. Again, many things were said that are true. But I think what was missing was that the … [Read more...]

Jesse Phillips Reflects on the Lakeland, Florida 'Revival Meetings'

So far, I have shared my thoughts, and my friend, Jesse, has reported on the worship and other events of the evening he attended. Today he begins to reflect on his thoughts, looking back on that experience. “Those are the events that stand out in my mind as I look back over the evening. I was able to draw out my father-in-law a bit, who has been to Toronto and Kansas City during various times of outpouring, and develop some perspective about the Lakeland Revival. There were several things that s … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo Continues His Reflections on Todd Bentley and the Lakeland, Florida 'Revival'

UPDATE - Todd Bentley has now stepped down from ministry after separating from his wife.UPDATE - Terry Virgo has also made the audio of his short talk on Todd Bentley available.I wanted to continue to post some reflections on the events occurring in Florida. Terry Virgo has now posted the second part of his comments, so I thought I'd share all the links we have so far, and then end the post with some quotes from Terry's latest post. There are also several more posts from Jesse Phillips which … [Read more...]

What is Happening in Lakeland, Florida, by Jesse Phillips

On Sunday Jesse began by speaking about his experience of the worship in the Lakeland, Florida meetings, about which I have also shared my perspective. Today he continues his report of events on the evening he attended: “After worship, Stephen Strader, pastor of Ignited Church in Lakeland, whose father, Karl, had previously been the pastor of Carpenter’s Home Church, stood up and gave some testimonies, as well as some background on the revival for those of us attending for the first time. He exp … [Read more...]

Worship at the Lakeland, Florida 'Revival Meetings'

Yesterday I spoke about my reaction to the little I know about what has been going on in meetings run by Todd Bentley in Lakeland, Florida. Today I begin a special report brought to us by my dear friend, Jesse Phillips, who is a Sovereign Grace pastor in the Florida area. He visited the meetings himself one evening. The following is his unabridged report.*************************The thing I was immediately impressed with as we showed up, and throughout the whole night, was the overwhelming sense … [Read more...]

Todd Bentley and the Lakeland, Florida 'Revival Meetings'

UPDATE - Todd Bentley has now stepped down from ministry after separating from his wife.UPDATE - I have now also published a number of other posts on Todd BentleyI have had a number of people ask me about events which are gaining a lot of attention at the moment. In the UK, a series of ‘revival’ meetings being run in Lakeland, Florida by evangelist Todd Bentley are being shown daily on God TV.Before I get into that, however, apparently British satellite TV now carries ten stations devoted to no … [Read more...]


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