US suffers weekend shooting spree

By April 21, 2021

USA (MNN) — Last Friday, a shooter killed eight people in an Indianapolis FedEx facility. Over the weekend, six more shootings in six different states rocked the country. Read more about the shootings here.

Rampant gun violence isn’t a new problem for the U.S. Each shooting has unique circumstances and causes. But Sammy Tippit of Sammy Tippit Ministries says there’s one thing Christians can do. “I just see a lot of anger, and it’s erupting across the nation. And you know, it’s not in one location, but it’s nationwide, there’s something that has happened. So I think Christians need to take the lead and saying, Hey, I’m going to be a peacemaker. We need to do what the scripture says, to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. And that’s a renewal, a revival of our heart of our mind about thinking.”

As the nation mourns this violence, Tippit encourages listeners to pray for a work of the Holy Spirit in the United States. “We just desperately need a revival. And I’m not talking about a revival that makes this political group the best, or the other political group the highest, or who wins. I think we just need a revival. We need to see the Lord in our country. That’s the kind of revival I’m talking about, that we need in America. And it needs to begin with the Church. That doesn’t mean that instantly we’re not going to have these problems, because these problems are very widespread right now.”



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