Summary: This sermon is going to step on a few toes and the reason I know this is because I think it crushed a few of mine. And looking at the amount on NO’s I got from this sermon I Know that it did it’s job.
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How To Have A Personal Revival
Sunday August 05, 2007
There are time in our life when we just seem to take things for granted and I am afraid that some of us take our Christian experience with a grain of salt.
Some seem to spend a little too much time depending on God’s grace rather than trying to grow in the Holy Spirit.
I am hoping that we will take this opportunity this morning to do a little growing so to speak.
I want to start out this morning with a very good scripture that will get us on the right track.
(Psalm 139:23-24) Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Confession of sin is necessary for fellowship with God, and revival among God’s people.
Prayerfully consider the following questions.
Go through these questions one by one.
Answer truthfully these questions.
Every "yes" answer means sin in your life!
In listening to these questions, as you are convicted of sin, confess it at once to God.
Be willing to make it right.
Then you can claim cleansing and forgiveness.
(1 John 1:9) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Be sure to name your sin to God, as, "Lord, I have not put You first in my plans," or "I have neglected Your Word and prayer."
Do not make the least excuse for sin of any kind in your life.
(Proverbs 28:13) He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
No matter what other do, or do not do, leave nothing undone on your part.
God wants to work through you to bring about a spiritual awakening.
He can begin by fulfilling every requirement shown by the Lord through the Holy Spirit and His Word.
A revival from the presence of the Lord begins today, IF YOU DESIRE IT.
(Matthew 6:14-15) For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Is there anyone against whom you hold a grudge?
Is there anyone you haven’t forgiven?
Is there anyone you hate?
Is there anyone you do not love?
Are there any misunderstandings that you are unwilling to forget?
Or resentment, bitterness, that you are harboring against another person
Is there anyone you dislike to hear praised or well spoken of?
Do you allow anything to justify a wrong attitude toward another?
(Matthew 6:33) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Is there anything in which you have failed to put God first?
Have your decisions been made after your own wisdom and desires, rather than seeking and following God’s will?
Do any of the following in any way interfere with your surrender and service to God:
ambition, pleasures, loved ones, friendships, desire for recognition, money, your own plans?
(Acts 1:8) But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Have you neglected to seek the lost for Christ?