We live in a world where many Christians are Biblically illiterate and where non-Christians are ambivalent toward the things of Christ. More and more, God is being removed from our society. He has been taken out of our schools, out of our businesses, out of our government, and out of our lives.
Would you like your church to experience real revival – revival from within ? Are you willing to do what it takes? Before He ascended Jesus said,
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
What did He mean? He meant that as we go through our everyday lives we are to be about the business of making disciples, not just converts. There seems to be a sort of pseudo-discipleship movement these days. More & more churches are bringing back discipleship training programs and it would seem that many people are getting involved. But, discipleship is more than sitting in a class. Discipleship must find its way into a person’s life. It must be modeled by the discipler. Discipleship captures who we are, not just what we do. We must learn to live like Jesus lived and show others, both Christian and non-Christian, how to live a godly life. Will we be perfect? Absolutely not! But, failure to live a perfect life is not the issue…it’s what we do with the failure that matters. When we fail to live by God’s standards do we confess it? Do we repent? Do we seek forgiveness? Or, do we simply say…”Better luck next time?”
Jesus also said, through John in the book of Revelation,
“Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.” Revelation 2:4-5
He was talking to the Church. He was talking to us. Before God can find a place in our society, or in our world, He must once again find a place in the hearts of His people. Will He find a place in your heart?
Do you need to experience revival? Does your church? Click the link below for information or, if you are a pastor, to schedule a revival. You might feel as though you don’t need revival; that you are doing fine as an individual or as a church. I challenge you to evaluate yourself. Ask yourself, as David did,
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24
Ask God to show you who you really are, and what you look like to Him!
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