Philadelphia Holiness Full Gospel Baptist Church
Philadelphia Holiness Full Gospel Baptist Church

Preparing for Revival

The night I started looking into the thought of “Preparing for Revival" I stayed up reading until about 4:30am (oh my!) " Oh Father! What can I do to prepare??!" Instantly I heard the whispered thought of God say. " Prepare your Heart!" But " Prepare your Heart." That was hard to wrap my mind around.


I started to get the message...but, "How? Lord, please show me how to prepare my heart, “it has become my prayer and prayer request these past few days and, Thanks be to God. He has shown me much! (Why did I wait so long to ask?)


1 Thessalonians came straight to my mind as where to start. So, I opened my Bible and began devouring each word in a new way. So, for whoever God chooses to send these words out to, here is what I gleaned this morning from 1 Thessalonians on How to Prepare Your Heart:


  • Have the courage in our God to declare the gospel of God in spite of opposition.
  • We are approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so declare it, not to please people but God, who examines our hearts.
  • Live in a way worthy of God who calls you to his own kingdom and his glory.
  • Accept God’s message, which is at work among you who believe.


Pray the Lord will cause you to increase and abound in love for one another and for all, so that your hearts are strengthened in holiness to be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. 


A Prepared Heart… Pastor Matthews


Order of Service

Morning Worship – 11:00am
Sunday School 9:30am – 10:45am

Intercessory Prayer – Mon – Wed 6:00pm

1st Sunday morning 8:00am Marriage Ministry Class - Lower level

2nd Sunday morning 8:00am Singles Ministry Class –Lower level

3rd Sunday Morning Children’s Ministry 9:00am – 10:45am –Lower level

4th Sunday Morning –Early Morning Worship 8:00am 

Philadelphia Holiness Full Gospel Baptist Church

76 S Jackson St

Elgin, IL 60123


Phone: 708 799-7216  Fax  708 799-5486




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