September 08, 2019 AM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1921
#4 in series
THE UNCHANGING PRINCIPLES OF REVIVAL
2 Chronicles 7:14; Genesis 35
Everything in our world seems to be broken, falling apart, and unraveling, and many churches seem like ships without a rudder. We must not forget that our God is unshakable. His promises are true and trustworthy. His power to reach into our lives and our churches is limitless. In a day when there is constant change in every area of life, He remains the same yesterday, today, and forever – UNSHAKABLE. In the last message we talked about the church and why we need to stay connected to the body of Christ. Christ died for the church, and He’s coming back for the church, so a Christian disconnected from the church is not God’s intended design.
For further study, this series is available online at sherwoodbaptist.net/messages.
I. THE NEED FOR REVIVAL
II. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF REVIVAL
As you study the history of revival, you'll find key characteristics of every great move of God.
1) It is preceded by a time of __.
2) It always begins with__.
3) There is a new love for__.
“Any revival which does not rest solidly upon the Word of God will ultimately either fade out, or it will run into dangerous and sensational emotionalism. There is something about the Word of God...nothing less will ever arouse a nation sunk in selfishness, self-satisfaction and godlessness.” – Wilbur Smith
4) There is a destruction of__.
5) There is a deep awareness of__.
6) There is a new level of__.
7) There is a new burden for__.
8) There will be visible evidence of__.
III. THE FIRST RECORDED REVIVAL
We all need a Bethel: