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About Evan Olsen

Evan has been a missionary at IHOP-TLH since 2007. He desires to raise up young men to have mature love for Jesus and people, and to help them live their lives as responsible, strong, and loving men. He lives in Tallahassee with his beautiful wife Sarah.

7 tips for leading worship without a band

By on May 9th, 2018
Posted in Articles
There is freedom and challenges that come with leading solo corporate worship. These 7 tips can help you lead worship without a band.

Photo Recap: National Day of Prayer 2018

By on May 7th, 2018
Posted in Event Recap
A photo documentary of this year’s National Day of Prayer.

A list of prayers to strengthen your inner man

By on April 6th, 2018
Posted in Articles
In the quest to learn how to increase our prayer life we sometimes don’t know where to begin. It can be discouraging running out of things to pray for. This is a list of scriptures that will help give you dialogue material to speak with God.

Saved from God, by God, for God

By on March 28th, 2018
Posted in Articles
Who killed Jesus? Truly, the Son laid down His own life according to His Father’s plan. Our salvation in Jesus is a salvation from the punishment from the Father for our sins.

A weekend of non-stop worship in Washington, D.C.

By on October 17th, 2017
Posted in Event Recap
An estimated 30,000 people from all over the nation converged on the National Mall to give the Lord an offering of love and worship for 56 hours non-stop.

3 Tips to Successful Worship Leading

By on October 3rd, 2017
Posted in Articles
Whenever a worship team feels they have a bad set, it brings to question what is it that makes a time of worship good? Or another way of saying it, what makes it successful?

Photo Recap: National Day of Prayer 2017

By on May 11th, 2017
Posted in Event Recap

On May 4th, 2017, hundreds gathered on the 22nd floor of the Florida State Capitol to join together from different influential aspects of society to honor God, humble themselves, and pray for God to intervene in America.

Left: Aubrey Breedlove and team from IHOPTLH lead the congregation in worship. Right: Members from Evangel Assembly join in worship.

A National Day

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln appointed a day of national humiliation, fasting, and prayer. The following excerpts are from that proclamation:

“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God.”

Longing to Be Enjoyed

By on September 7th, 2016
Posted in Articles
“There are inescapable cravings in the core of every human heart that cannot be ignored, denied or pacified: they must be satisfied.”

Why Israel is important to every person on Earth

By on November 16th, 2015
Posted in Articles

If you’re like me, you’ve often wondered why the Church places an importance on “standing with Israel.” You’ve probably even seen some believers seeming a little bit flakey in how they act, out of love for Israel and the Jewish culture. Rather than just showing allegiance to Israel without knowing why, it’s important to get God’s heart for Israel and to understand her Biblical importance, even to you and me as individuals.

The entire storyline of the Bible (Old Testament and New) is about Israel and the Jewish people. Does it “ruffle” your theological feathers that salvation first came for the Jews (Rom. 1:16, 11:11)? Thank God the Gentile Church has been included in the plans that God has for Israel, as well (Rom. 11:17).

Agreeing with God’s sovereign decision

Israel would be His people

To really understand why Israel is important we must go back to the beginning. In the Garden God made man and told him that He could eat anything but the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. After their disobedience and fall, God made a way for them to be reconciled to Himself. God knew that the only way that man could be reconciled to Himself would be for Him to do it Himself. No man was able to do it, so it must be God.

Through Israel’s Seed He would raise up Someone who would crush the Enemy’s head (Satan). He sovereignly chose that the Seed would come from the house of Abraham (Genesis 3:15). Fast forward to God’s promise to Abraham: “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3). Then God said, “Lift your eyes now and look… For all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever” (Genesis 14:14-15).


How You Can Encounter God in His Word

By on October 13th, 2015
Posted in Articles

A lot of people treat their time in the Word as an item on their to–do list that needs to be checked off. “I gotta get to the next chapter so I can be caught up on my Bible reading plan,” some might hurriedly mutter to themselves. What causes us to be preoccupied with simply finishing our Bible Reading Plan, and how can we better approach the subject of reading the Word?

Jesus warned the Jews in His day, “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.” (Jn. 5:39) The Word is what displays God’s character and nature so that we are driven to talking with, and encountering God.


How to stand up after falling in sin

By on September 24th, 2015
Posted in Articles

This post is for everyone, but especially those who feel trapped in their own sin and shame. It’s for those who enter worship on Sundays with a heavy heart, feeling unworthy to approach God because of their failure and making promises to God “to do better” that they know they can’t keep. This post is for those who are struggling to understand how God could love them when they keep asking for forgiveness.

What do you do when you’ve found yourself confronted with the reality of sin in your life? More specifically, what is a healthy way to repent and move forward?


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