I am preparing to leave Little Rock, Arkansas. It was my great privilege to preach the opening message of the Little Rock Simultaneous Revival last night.

This is the third year of this revival. And there are at least twelve actively participating churches this year. Under the direction of Pastor Dwight Townsend and his committee, this revival is growing and is rapidly becoming one of the key events in the Little Rock church community.

Beginning tonight through Friday, each participating church will be in revival at 7 PM. At noon, all the churches will meet together and one of the guests will speak. Derrick Miles (Louisville), Tim Rogers (Blytheville, Ark), and E.F. Ledbetter (Chicago) will bring the noon day messages. And after the evening services, there will be “late night” services, where one of the guests will speak. Bertand Bailey Jr. (Mt. Pleasant, TX), Sedric Veal (Cleveland), and Tellis Chapman (Detroit) will bring the late night messages.

Last night was the kick off service. The service was held at the St. Luke Baptist Church, where Eric Alexander is the pastor. Last October, this congregation entered their new church facilities. It is a beautiful building and a wonderful accomplishment to the glory of God. The church is at the word of… don’t miss this… Jacksonville, Arkansas. Way cool.

I was deeply honored to be invited by the men to be the opening speaker. And it was great to preach to people who were so eager to hear the word, even though most of them did not know me from Adam. They were just there to hear the word. That’s a good place to start a revival.

My brother, Kevin Willis, who is preaching in this meeting as well, drove in early to hear me last night. It was an added treat to have a little time to fellowship with him, as I met new friends and renewed old fellowships. I was greatly encouraged by those who told me they were following our work in Jacksonville and praying God’s blessings for our labors.

The world at its worst needs the church at its best. Please pray for this meeting that God would honor their desire to revival the saints, restore the fellowship, and recover the lost.

God willing, I will continue my series on Psalm 119 tonight at Shiloh: “Embracing the Wonderful Word of God” (Ps. 119:129-136).