Further Study: The Word: The Foundation of Revival
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“‘To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.’ Isaiah 8:20 . The people of God are directed to the Scriptures as their safeguard against the influence of false teachers and the delusive power of spirits of darkness. Satan employs every possible … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Show Me Your Church, part 2
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Roger asked his pastor to visit his school and explain what Adventists believe and why the congregations in the Republic of the Congo met in houses, sheds, and covered courtyards. The next day Roger struggled to listen in class while the pastor and the field president met with the school director. The meeting seemed to … [Click to read more …]

03: The Word: The Foundation of Revival – Thought Starters
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“Plead my cause and redeem me; revive me according to your word.” Psalm 119:154 NKJV [Thought questions for The Word: The Foundation of Revival July 17, 2013] 1. Can the Bible revive us? If spiritual truth and power are contained in God’s Word, can reading Scripture draw us closer to the One who is Truth? … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Word: Revival’s Guardian and Safeguard
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The Holy Spirit mightily moved through the teaching and preaching of the apostle Paul as he established the Christian church in Ephesus. Ephesus was a city of approximately two hundred fifty thousand people. It was considered the market place of Asia. As ships brought their wares from throughout Asia, people flocked to Ephesus to buy … [Click to read more …]

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). 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 … [Click to read more …]

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 … [Click to read more …]

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. 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 … [Click to read more …]

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 While prayer is not the only ingredient to revival, it is very … [Click to read more …]