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      Born in British Columbia, Dr. Henry T. Blackaby has devoted his lifetime to ministry. He has served as a music director, education director, and pastor in churches in California and Canada, as well as president of Canadian Baptist Theological College for seven years and president of the Canadian Southern Baptist Conference. He has provided leadership to thousands of pastors and laymen across North America and has spoken to missionaries and other groups in over ninety countries of the world.

      Blackaby studied English and history at the University of British Columbia as an undergraduate and earned his B.D. and Th.M. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds four honorary doctorate degrees.

      In 1970, Dr. Blackaby followed God's call to pastor a tiny church in Saskatoon, Canada. Not only did Faith Baptist Church grow to many times its original membership, but it led to the founding of thirty-eight new churches and became a center for pastoral training.

      Dr. Blackaby went on to serve on staff at the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through the Home Mission Board, he led revival and spiritual awakening in the life of the convention. He also served as special assistant to the presidents of the International Mission Board and LifeWay Christian Resources. Although he is now officially retired, Dr. Blackaby continues to provide consultative leadership in the life of the Christian community.

      Blackaby has published an array of spiritually influential messages in his lifetime, most notably Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God (1990), which has sold 4 million copies. His long-range goal is to encourage revival and spiritual awakening in the United States, Canada, and across the world through speaking, praying, enlisting, writing and mentoring.

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ArticleA Friend of God's
      Can you imagine the possibility of a servant coming to his master, the master saying what he wants the servant to do, then the servant looking into the face of the master and saying, "I'm sorry, master. That is not where my gifts lie." What does he mean? Like many of us disobeying God, he is disobeying his master because of what he perceives are
ArticleA True Call for Revival
      I've heard many "calls" for revival recently but with very little teaching and exposition on revival. It seems that in these urgent days there are too few leaders who actually are leading God's people corporately to repent, pray, seek holiness and return to God. Do we not realize that scripturally it is impossible to have a call for revival with
       "He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers." In recent months, I have tried to say to God's people, when you come across very crucial words in the Scripture, don't turn to Webster's dictionary for your definition. The dictionary simply gives you
SermonThe Cross - Part 1
      Now our time with you we have chosen to take some moments and look at the cross. The cross is at the very heart of the Christians life. The cross is the heart beat of the whole our of faith. There is nothing more central than the cross in the Christians life. And so tonight were going to take a very simple look at an orientation to one aspect of th
The Cross - Part 2
      Now I want to talk with you for these moments about the cross being the Fathers activity through His Son. And the scriptures I want to bring before you, found in 2 Corinthians 5, I sort of going to let you feel the weight of some scriptures, then I'll want to go back just sort of look at the impact of them, 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 and then were going
The Cross - Part 3
      These days have been very special, and there are times when we need to hear and to participate in the Word of God and I Pray that in these few moments we have together that we can give you a few things will help you to add to your understanding of the cross. And tonight I would certainly want to begin at least the sharing of the cross in the Christ
ArticleThe Cross in the Christian's Life
      The cross is God's decisive deed in history! It is in the cross that God dealt with sin, once for all, and completely! Not only did God deal with sin on the cross, but He also dealt with sin for us! "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him"(2 Cor. 5:21). Paul was always emphati
ArticleThe Loss of the Fear of God
      Holiness is God's plan for our "fullness of life." In fact, God is our fullness of life! He is holy and He wants to be actively present in our lives both personally and corporately. He has created us for an intimate and personal love relationship with Himself. Jesus said, "This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus C
ArticleWho Holds the Future?
       A conference participant at the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove, North Carolina, last May asked Dr. Blackaby, "What do you see as the future for the United States?" The following is an abridged version of his response. "If you put the United States up against the Scriptures, we're in trouble. I think we're very close to the judgment
ArticleWhy Revival Tarries
      Ezekiel 18:31b-32 is the heart cry of God to His covenant people, Israel: "'... why should you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,' says the Lord God. 'Therefore, turn and live!'" God had just reminded His people that if "a righteous man turns away from his righteousness ... and dies ... it is because of the

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