Summary: Have we come to a point in our walk with Jesus that we’re happy with where we’re at?
Hungry for More of Jesus
I. Text - John 12:12-22 The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna! " "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Blessed is the King of Israel!" Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written, "Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt."
At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that they had done these things to him. Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word. Many people, because they had heard that he had given this miraculous sign, went out to meet him.
So the Pharisees said to one another, "See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!" Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. "Sir," they said, "we would like to see Jesus."
A. What does God require of us?
B. Do we really want a revival or are we content to stay right where we are because "It’s worked this long so why change it?"
II. We need to desire the power that God has for us.
A. God has given us spiritual gifts.
B. Not referring to physical gifts but spiritual gifts. 1 Cor. 12:8-11
a. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom,
b. to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,
c. to another faith by the same Spirit,
d. to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,
e. to another miraculous powers,
f. to another prophecy,
g. to another distinguishing between spirits,
h. to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,
i. and to still another the interpretation of tongues.
j. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.
1. If God gives us a gift and we waste it or refuse to use it He may just give it to someone else.
III. Are our Priorities in line or do we do what we want?
A. What are our priorities as a Christian?
1. We need to live a righteous life?
2. We need to see people healed?
3. We need to be a witness?
B. Do we live separate lives away from church?
1. If Jesus were with you every day would you have to act differently?
2. Would you be embarrassed?
IV. Hungry for Revival
A. First of all we must pray
1. Where there’s an absence of prayer there is an absence of power.
2. We must be in constant prayer
a. James 5:16 "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."
b. Acts 2:1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
B. Trust in God’s Spirit to show you truth in your life
1. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 "When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power."
2. Paul was weak, did not speak eloquently like some of the Greek philosophers but he relied on the Holy Spirit to guide him through everything. God gave him the words to say to each group of people and in the end gave all the glory to Him.
C. Don’t look back at the past
1. We can’t focus on what God has done in the lives of other people, we must experience it ourselves.