Tomorrow we begin a series of revival meetings. However, I am uncomfortable with that title, since we cannot schedule revival, true revival is a sovereign work of God. I believe that revival needs to be defined, I believe that revival is an outpouring of the Spirit where the people of God are renewed in their passion for Jesus and in their commitment to serve and please Him. So when we schedule a "revival" what I hope we mean is that we are scheduling a series of worship services in the hope that God might pour out His Spirit in power to renew His covenant people. This is indeed my intention, prayer, and hope.
So let us pray for Shawn Bruce, that he would come and be blessed to preach the word of God in power, let us pray that we will see the outpouring of the Spirit, and that it would spill out beyond the bounds of our church and that we would see a real turning to God in our community and may we have the joy in being used by God in the process.