Are we about to experience revival at First Baptist Church? I hope and pray that we are. Many have never experienced a church wide revival. If God is sending a wave of his spirit, I do not want to miss it. The church needs periods of awakening. We can miss God’s best through lack of attention to spiritual things.
Some would say there is nothing we can due to bring about revival. God sends revival when his people pursue Him passionately. When God’s people forsake sin, seek His face, and humbly pray, then God hears, forgives, cleanses, and revive his people. A revived church shares God’s burden for the lost.
Our loving gracious heavenly father is ready to send revival. Are we ready to receive it?
Ever given something up for 40 days to observe Lent? Lent officially began on February 13, 2013 and goes through Saturday March 30. It isn’t too late to have a mini-Lent. Give up something for the next five weeks or give up 5 things, 1 each week, for the next 5. I am starting this week with no internet. If you choose to join in, you can share next week what you gave up and what the Lord revealed to you during the week.
I don’t want to preach sermons about giving up the internet or coffee, but I am going to speak on the them of giving up for lent between now and Easter. This first message is Give up your righteousness.
God can use anyone. In the story of Jonah we see the power and love of God demonstrated through a prophet who is prejudiced against people and angry with God. That means there is hope for us. God can accomplish his purposes using people like me who are less than perfect.
Thinking about a small group Bible study? We are starting up groups this week studying Jonah. Dive in now. Click the Jonah logo for sermon downloads.