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The 18th Century Great Commission Resurgence: The call for repentance

What precedes genuine revival and the spiritual renewal of God’s churches? In the last installment (Dec. 24 Messenger), we noted that there was prayer. Generally speaking no genuine movement of God has taken place in the history of the church without it being preceded by prayer. But there is also repentance on the part of God’s people preceding such awakenings and calls for repentance to admit that we have not been what we should have...

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“The 18th Century Great Commission Resurgence: Part  2. Praying for revival”
Dec21

“The 18th Century Great Commission Resurgence: Part 2. Praying for revival”

How does renewal or revival come to a Christian community or congregation? A variety of answers can be given to this important question, but, from the vantage-point of church history, prayer will lead the list. When God’s people are driven to realize their desperate need for spiritual advance and revival, they also realize they must pray for this to happen. For only God can do the work of God, and true revival is His work. As such,...

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