Wednesday: Revival, Faith, and the Word
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Speaking of the time just before His return, Jesus said, “‘Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?’ ”(Luke 18:8, NKJV).

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Evidently, faith will be in short supply in the last days.

How might we define biblical faith? Is faith believing that God will give us anything we want? Is faith centered in our desires? Is faith about asking God for what we want and believing we will receive […]

03: The Foundation of Revival – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : When we spend time with God in His Word, we will know Him better, depend on Him more, and witness for Him more effectively.

[Teaching plan for The Foundation of Revival July 15. 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 4:12.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What is your understanding of what this passage means?
C. Personal Application: In what ways has the power of God’s […]

Tuesday: Jesus and the Word
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How are the functions of the Word of God and the Spirit of God similar? Read John 5:39; 16:14-15.

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The Word of God bears witness of Jesus. The Holy Spirit also bears witness of Jesus. The Spirit leads us to a deeper experience with Jesus through His Word. The purpose of the Holy Spirit in revival is not primarily to manifest Himself through supernatural signs and wonders but to exalt Jesus through His Word. The baptism of the […]

Recipe for Revival Part two: Prayer
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If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14

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While prayer is not the only ingredient to revival, it is very important.

Prayer is the breath of the soul. It is the secret of spiritual power. No other means of grace can […]

Monday: The Word’s Creative Power
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Read Hebrews 4:12. The passage states that God’s Word is living, powerful, and sharper than a two-edged sword piercing our inmost being.

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How is God’s Word alive? What does that mean?

In what way is God’s Word different than the intelligent counsel of any other wise teacher, pastor, or counselor? What do the following texts say about the power of God’s Word? Ps. 33:6, 9; Heb. 11:3; 2 Tim. 3:16-17.

There is value in wise human counsel. We have all been helped […]

Sunday: Revived Through the Word
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Look up each of the verses below. On the first line write the plea.

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On the second line write the circumstance that led David to make the plea.

Ps. 119:25 (Plea)

(Circumstance)

Ps. 119:107 (Plea)

(Circumstance)

Ps. 119:153-154 (Plea)

(Circumstance)

In the Psalms, David talks about the blessings of the Word in his own spiritual life. Read the following verses from Psalm 119 and choose a word from each verse that best summarizes the blessings that the psalmist discovered in that Word. (Ps. 119:50, 74, 116, 130, 160, 169-170).

David found courage and strength […]

Sabbath: The Word: The Foundation of Revival
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Read for This Week’s Study: Ps. 119:50, 74, 116; Heb. 4:12; 11:3; John 5:39; Heb. 4:1-2; Acts 20:27-32.

Memory Text: “Plead my cause and redeem me; revive me according to Your word” (Psalm 119:154, NKJV).

Just as serious Bible study spawned past revival movements, we believe that it will happen again in the last days. The Holy Spirit will move upon a generation of committed Adventist Christians who have discovered His will in His Word and are passionate about proclaiming it to the world.

They will have found grace and strength and […]

Further Study: Prayer: The Heartbeat of Revival
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“Keep your wants, your joys, your sorrows, your cares, and your fears before God. You cannot burden Him; you cannot weary Him. He who numbers the hairs of your head is not indifferent to the wants of His children. ‘The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.’ James 5:11. His heart of love is touched by our sorrows and even by our utterances of them. Take to Him everything that perplexes the mind. Nothing is too great for Him to […]

Recipe for Revival Part one: Humble Yourselves
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If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14

Diet is a very important part of weight control, but it is not the only thing. There is exercise, and I have read that the right amount of sleep is a factor […]

02: The Heartbeat of Revival – Thought Starters
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If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him?” Matthew 7:18

[Thought questions for Prayer: The Heartbeat of Revival July 10, 2013]

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1. Through prayer. Can you imagine even for a few moments what your life would be like without prayer? How has God demonstrated His longing to communicate with each […]