Monthly Archives: October 2016

Revival: When We Learn to Tremble at God’s Word – Lessons from Ezra and Joel

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The Word of God is always the means of the Spirit of God to bring conviction of sin and restoration to the Christian community. Apart from the Word of God, there will be no work from God. And as long as we have the idea that we can somehow separate the power of God from the clear, consistent teachings of […]

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What Revival Looks Like – Lessons from Samuel

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Israel as a nation needed to be revived at many different times. If we want to know what revival looks like, Israel is a great place to start. After all, “The things written aforetime were written for our learning.” Specifically with 1 Samuel 7 and 8 we find a comprehensive overview of this seemingly mysterious process we like to call […]

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A Man of God Raised Up – Lessons from Samuel

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Every revival needs a man of God to serve as a leader for God’s people as they renew their commitment to the Scriptures. Pentecost had Peter. The Reformation had Luther, Zwingli, and Calvin. The Evangelical Revival in England had Whitefield and Wesley; in America, Jonathan Edwards. In the same way, Israel had their spiritual leaders to guide in spiritual restoration, […]

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Conditions Preceding Revival – Lessons From Samuel

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God is a God Who works, not only in spite of our failures, but through them. He works in difficult circumstances. He works in times of departure from His Word. Thus it should be no surprise that as we come to the book of 1 Samuel we find God working through a barren woman and a failing high priest. This […]

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