Revival is the renewal of spirit that happens when people rediscover the excitement of something special. For instance, when someone re-discovers a favorite musical program, or an interesting book, the public might be treated to a revival of that program or literature.

In the Christian faith, revival is more specific and meaningful. Revival is when Christ-followers find renewed hope in their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They re-discover the joy that once was theirs when they first said yes to Jesus.

Today, we begin a series of special services designed to lead us to that place of revival. Here is my prayer (for myself, for FBC of Mulberry Grove, and for our world at large):

“Father, bring us back to you. Teach us to love you more. Lead us into the newness that You have already given to us. Let us carry the message of redemption and renewal to our community, our region, and our world.”

“This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and the One You have sent—Jesus Christ.” – Jesus, Praying for Believers (John 17:3)