Ephesians 5:14 This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” 15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish but understand what the Lord’s will is.
A Revival Meeting consists of several consecutive nights of worship and preaching services for the purpose of sharing the Gospel with a goal of making commitments or re-commitments to Christ.
To be revived is to restore to life, to give new strength, or bring back to life.
“God wants you to have a revival.” (Do we pursue that as a noun or verb?)
Words can change emphasis depending if they are a noun or verb:
REfill reFILL / REfund reFUND / REpeat rePEAT
7 Steps to Revival (taken from Word of Life Ministries)
- 1. Admit the POSSIBLITY (Psalm 85:1-3)
- 2. Recognize the SOURCE (Psalm 85:4)
- 3. Confess our NEED (Psalm 85:5-7)
- 4. Employ the MEANS (Psalm 85:8)
- 5. Provide the CHANNELS (Psalm 85:9)
- 6. Remove the OBSTACLES (Psalm 85:10)
- 7. Enjoy the RESULTS (Psalm 85:11-13)
Revival (like LOVE) must be a verb not just a noun, an action in our relationships not just an event of our religion.
FOR EXTRA NOTES/SERMON WORK
Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
6:1 “Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. 2 After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence. 3 Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”