Not only did we double our square footage last weekend and expanded into 2 kids’ spaces and 2 simultaneous worship venues (you know, no big deal), but we also launched a new 2-week teaching series called In Our Day. It’s simple: it’s a call to repentance and prayer as we ask God to do in our day what He’s done in the past: bring revival.
We’ve all read about it: Jonah preached and hundreds of thousands repented, Peter preached and 3,000 came to Christ and were baptized. There were the periods of the Great Awakening, the New York prayer meetings in the 1850s, the Welsh Revival in 1904-1905 that eventually saw over 1 million converts as it spread into England, the Azusa Street Revival in LA, the Jesus Movement in the 60s & 70s, and many more. Personally, I love reading about great things that God has done in the past, but I’m not satisfied with simply reading about it – I want to experience it, in our day!
I love reading about great things that God has done in the past, but I’m not satisfied with simply reading about it – I want to experience it, in our day!
I want to live in a day that is written down in history books and Wikipedia Articles, and that inspires future generations to pray, “God, what you did in Clarksville, do in our day…” or “God, what you began in the early 21st century in the United States, begin in our nation today…”
We’ll be spending two short weeks in this vital series as we take a look at what it will take for us to get back to where we need to be as a culture and generation that honors God. In week 1, we profiled how far we’ve strayed, recognizing that revival can only happen when we recognize our own need to be revived. That is much of what Isaiah 64 is – confession of sin and recognition of God’s holiness. Revival begins when we place God in His proper place and get back into our proper place as well. “He must increase, and I must decrease.”
Revival begins when we place God in His proper place and get back into our proper place as well. “He must increase, and I must decrease.”
IF YOU CALL AWAKEN CHURCH YOUR HOME:
The next two Wednesday nights (Dec 11 & 18) are an opportunity for us as a church to gather and pray, asking God to do in our day what we’ve read about in the past. We’ll be meeting in our new South Venue (and maybe we’ll have to overflow into our North Venue as well!) for these two Wednesday nights at 6:30pm. There’s no agenda for the evenings besides God’s people gathering in God’s house asking Him to show His power in our day. I can’t wait to see what God does as we repent and pray.
Every revival of the past looks different, but they all have at least one thing in common: revival begins when God’s people begin to pray.
Make sure to spread the word. Bring someone with you to pray. You can download this image to post on social media…