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Our Only Hope: A Sufficient Scripture and Supreme Saviour

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We are faced with two options for a wake up call from God: revival or persecution. Both cause God’s people to take their Christianity more seriously. Though they take different forms, the resolve necessary is basically the same when facing either: to hold Scripture as sufficient and Christ as supreme. It is a high view of God and a radical […]

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Coming to Grips with Persecution

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From a large-scale perspective, revival and persecution are very close in purpose for the people of God. Revival restores them to spiritual vitality and an impactful collective testimony. Persecution purges them to spiritual purity and singleness in affection toward God. Revival positively raises us toward spiritual maturity. Persecution negatively cleanses against spiritual complacency and immaturity. Persecution pushes Christians together; revival […]

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A Profile of Revival in Ephesus: Lessons from Acts 19

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In examining revival lessons from Acts 19, the first thing we notice is that only Paul and not Apollos had the privilege in God’s sovereign purposes to see revival in Ephesus. Apollos had his work in Corinth. Paul had his in Ephesus, and it was there that the Word spread like wildfire. Was the work in Corinth of less dignity? […]

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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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Laodicea – The Kind of Church Needing Radical Revival

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Revival is seldom criticized amongst Christians, because nearly every person wants revival. We all want to see change. The Charismatic community wants to see everyone restored to full experience of God and His wonders. The Catholic community (not that we should consider it Christian in the Biblical sense) wants to see everyone “come home to Rome.” The traditionalists want restoration […]

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The Need for Evangelism in a Pagan Culture

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As we are faced with the realities of immorality, we should be faced with the realities of judgment. Were not Sodom and Gomorrah righteously judged? Has history not shown that the nation which compromises truth, denies God, radically accepts sexual sin, and teaches others to do so will fall into chaos? Think about it, without God there is no morality […]

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