Lloyd-Jones Monday – The Doctor Defines and Describes Revival

A recurring theme on my blog this year has been the subject of revival. Most Mondays I take the time to raid my electronic version of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones' materials, which is produced by Logos Bible Software. Today's quote explains what revival is and what it looks like.“What is revival? We can define it as a period of unusual blessing and activity in the life of the Christian Church. Primarily, of course, and by definition, a revival is something that happens first in the Church and amongst C … [Read more...]

SERMON – The Reviving Power of God's Word

The following is a full set of notes, including background information and quotes I used whilst preparing my sermon entitled, "The Reviving Power of God's Word," which was preached at Jubilee Church on the 11th of March 2006. This sermon was the third part of a series on Revival. The earlier messages, "Revival" and "Reviving Prayer" are also available.Much of this material was never designed to form part of the sermon — instead it is, if you like, part of the "iceberg" that lies beneath the s … [Read more...]

SERMON – Reviving Prayer – 1 Kings 17:1 to 2 Kings 2:14

The following is a full set of notes, including background information and quotes I used whilst preparing my sermon entitled, "Reviving Prayer," which was preached at Jubilee Church on the 25th of February 2006. Much of this material was never designed to form part of the sermon — instead it is, if you like, part of the "iceberg" that lies beneath the surface supporting what I actually said. You can download the audio (you may need to right click and save the file onto your PC) or listen right h … [Read more...]

John Lanferman on Elijah

God moves in a mysterious way. I was thinking about revival and found a talk by John Lanferman on revival. I liked that talk, so I decided to listen to another talk by John Lanferman, which turned out to be on Elijah. Interestingly, I have been thinking about Elijah this week as well! I found the talk to be very encouraging, focusing on the idea of Elijah as a man of purpose. This Old Testament character is well worth spending some time studying and reflecting on his successes and setbacks. He … [Read more...]

LLOYD-JONES MONDAY – Revival and the Sovereign Power of God

Most Mondays I take the time to raid my electronic version of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones' materials, which is produced by Logos Bible Software. Today's quote centers on the way revival demonstrates God’s sovereign power:“A revival, by definition, is the mighty act of God and it is a sovereign act of God It is as independent as that. Man can do nothing. God, and God alone, does it … A revival is something which, when it happens, leads people to say, as the townspeople said in Jerusalem on the day of P … [Read more...]

SERMON – How to Define Revival and be Revived Personally

This past Sunday I preached on revival. You can download the audio or listen right here using the following embedded player. I have shared my notes almost exactly as I preached from them. They might not make a great deal of sense to someone else, for which I apologise. Hopefully the audio is easier to follow. This was a hard sermon to prepare, but one that I really felt assisted by God as I preached.1. Why do we need revival? “we begin to die @ birth” ...Death since Adams sin – sickness “half dea … [Read more...]

LLOYD-JONES MONDAY – Revival and Prayer

Most Mondays, I take the time to raid my electronic version of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones' materials, which is produced by Logos Bible Software. Today's quote centers on the vital place of prayer in revival: “If you look back across the history of the Christian Church, you immediately find that the story of the Church has not been a straight line, a level record of achievement. The history of the Church has been a history of ups and downs. It is there to be seen on the very surface. When you read t … [Read more...]

Revival – A Calvinist Phenomenon?

In the introduction to the 1859 volume of Spurgeon's sermons we find the following provocative few paragraphs:In the history of the Church, with but few exceptions, you could not find a revival at all that was not produced by the orthodox faith. What was that great work which was done by Augustine, when the Church suddenly woke up from the pestiferous and deadly sleep into which Pelagian doctrine had cast it? What was the Reformation itself but the awaking up of men's minds to those old truths? … [Read more...]

READERS CHALLENGE – Spurgeon's Prediction of a Future Revival

I have a clear memory from a number of years ago of reading a sermon by Spurgeon in which he broke off into an extended passage in which he predicted what he believed would happen in the church in the UK. I remember that he spoke of a period when the Evangelical faith would almost seem to be vanquished. He went on to predict, however, that a future significant move of God would occur that would dwarf anything he had ever seen. My problem is that I cannot remember anything about the actual words … [Read more...]

MLJ Monday – More From the Doctor on Revival

It is time once more to raid my electronic version of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones' materials, which is produced by Logos Bible Software. Today's quote is more from the Doctor on revival - this time it is a list of vital doctrines that are neglected outside of times of revival, yet find their central place during revival. Read them slowly, and carefully, then get a hold of Martyn Lloyd-Jones' book on revival (electronically or in paper form) and read them in full in chapter 3. They sound so very … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X