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The Hope of Revival

The Hope of Revival

Revival is _________. Fill in the blank—not necessarily with the first thing that comes to mind, and not by quoting someone else. What are your genuine, personal thoughts about revival? What do you feel about it? Your thoughts might be hopeful and positive—like...
The Hope of Revival

The Pre-Yes

How do we hear from God? The heart that wants to hear from God, will. So, before searching for an answer to how, we need to be honest about whether we really want His answer. What do we intend to do about His will once it is known to us? It begins with surrender. We...
The Hope of Revival

It’s Personal

To be a child at heart is not always a good thing, because “folly is bound up in the heart of a child” (Proverbs 22:15 ESV). Even the most compliant children have hard places in their hearts. They will defy rules, giving up reward for selfish pleasure. Sadly, this is...
The Hope of Revival

Thinking the Right Way

A. W. Tozer wrote, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” If we were to add a follow-up statement, it would be this: “What comes into our minds when we think about ourselves is the second most important thing about...
The Hope of Revival

A Whip or a Cross?

Jesus was furious when He found that moneychangers had desecrated the temple, and He reacted swiftly and severely: “Making a whip of cords, he drove them all out” (John 2:15 ESV). The scene appeals to us. Evil motives were exposed, evildoers were punished. Good...
The Hope of Revival

It Is Fitting

Does your approach to growing in Christ include intentional celebration? The feasts and celebrations of the Old Testament were established to be observed at certain times, never by convenience. Perhaps one of the reasons for this was so the people would be sure to...