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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Revival vs. Awakening

 

There is a distinction between revival and awakening?

RENEWAL: When god touches the heart of a single individual
REVIVAL. When God touches a community of faith.
AWAKENING: When the wideer society is impacted.


Relationship between revival and evangelism
Revival and evangelism are different in nature
Revival and evangelism issue from the same source andfow together
Revival always produces evangelism.
Evangelism, when combined with disipline, sustains revival.

THEOLOGY OF REVIVAL

1A Characteristics of Revival

It raises the esteem of Jesus.
Satan's kingdom suffers (genuine repentance)
Men and women will have a greater response to Scripture
Men and women will see more clearly spiritual truth and error
There will be a new sense of love toward God and others.

2A Condition of Revival: 'What preceded Revival?

3A Toward a Balance Theology of Revival

When God intends great mercy for His people, the first thing He does is to set then a prayer, Henry

4A Description of Revival

What is a description of Revival "what does it look like? Isaiah 6:1-8]
    Our need for a fresh touch from God: vs. 1a
    God as He really is: vs. 1b-4
    Our sinfulness and need for cleansing: vs 5
    God's gracious provision; vs 6-7]
    The mission: vs. 8a
    We respond with joyful obedience: vs 8

Delay of Revival: How show we prepare? 2 Chronicles 7:14

Dare of Revival "serach me, O God, Psalms 7:14