LCU Revival offers encouragement in battle between spirit and flesh

At least 15 students accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior during Louisiana Christian University’s spring revival held Tuesday through Thursday this week on campus.

John Fream, pastor of Cypress Baptist Church in Benton, spoke from Galatians 5:16–25 each day and encouraged students to never give up the fight between the spirit and the flesh.

Elevate and Voices, LCU’s musical ensembles, led worship each day.

“It’s a battle every day for Christians,” he said. “You’re either going to be controlled by your flesh or controlled by the spirit of God.”

Once a person receives Christ, Fream said, he or she is justified. That means the spirit of God lives within you. However, Christians must continue to seek out things of the spirit to become more like Jesus.

Fream said the flesh will continue to try to be in control as long as we live on the Earth. Whoever is the best “fed” will succeed, and “we can feed our flesh or our spirit.”

He encouraged students to read the Word of God every day, seek God in prayer and attend Church with other believers.

“Don’t quit,” Fream said. “Through the ups and downs, ins and outs, Louisiana, the United States and the world need you. Don’t quit.”

LCU President Dr. Rick Brewer gave God the glory for the lives being changed for eternity on campus not just during times of revival but every week.

“At LCU we take time each semester to provide our campus community with three days of revival and spiritual awakening,” Brewer said. “We have been blessed with anointed speakers through the years at these campus gatherings and Pastor Fream is certainly at the top of the list.”



Media Release | March 1, 2024 | Pineville, Louisiana
Contact: Dr. Elizabeth B. Clarke, Director of University Communications |