Summary: Today we are seeking to learn how to keep the fire of revival burning in our hearts. In other words, how do I stay revived in 2005? We do it by prayer, persistence in the faith and staying in His Word.
How to keep the fire of revival in our hearts burning for the Lord?
Revive in 2005 part 5
Thesis: Today we are seeking to learn how to keep the fire of revival burning in our hearts. In other words, how do I stay revived in 2005? We do it by prayer, persistence in the faith and staying in His Word.
Opening Illustration: Is taken from Backstage Volume 2 the clip on the Bonus section about Fusion.
Clip discusses the importance of fusing with God for greater power and impact in our times.
Today I am going to tag team with Pastor Marion and we will discuss, how to keep the fire of revival burning in our hearts. We will be pulling thoughts from the following texts of Scripture.
Scripture texts for today:
Pastor Mike’s Texts:
Note this Key revival verse in 2 Chronicles 7:14: The promise from the Lord about His presence dwelling among us 14if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Galatians 1:8, 9: 8But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! 9As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!
2 Corinthians 11:13-15: 13For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.
Acts 3:19: 19Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord…
Pastor Marion’s Texts:
Psalm 139: 23, 24
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
The Holy Bible, New International Version
Colossians 3:1 (NIV)
1Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
Colossians 3:2 (NIV)
2Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Colossians 3:3 (NIV)
3For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:4 (NIV)
4When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Colossians 3:5 (NIV)
5Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
Colossians 3:6 (NIV)
6Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.
Colossians 3:7 (NIV)
7You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.
Colossians 3:8 (NIV)
8But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
Colossians 3:9 (NIV)
9Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices
Colossians 3:10 (NIV)
10and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
Colossians 3:11 (NIV)
11Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
Colossians 3:12 (NIV)
12Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Colossians 3:13 (NIV)
13Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Colossians 3:14 (NIV)
14And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Colossians 3:15 (NIV)
15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Colossians 3:16 (NIV)
16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
Colossians 3:17 (NIV)
17And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:18 (NIV)
18Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
Colossians 3:19 (NIV)
19Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
Colossians 3:20 (NIV)
20Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Colossians 3:21 (NIV)
21Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.