1. History of Grace.
a) God’s nature is to be merciful.
b) God responds powerfully when the community repents.
2. A Need for Revival.
a) If we repent, God will forgive, restore, and revive His people.
b) The free flow of the Spirit is the key to revival.
3. A Future of Grace.
a) God’s peace will always be granted to His saints.
b) When we are walking in faith, we can count on God’s provision and blessing!
Questions for further thought or discussion:
- What is sure to be true about God based on Exodus 34:6-7 ?
- In your view, what are some prevalent sins of which the church needs to repent?
- What do you imagine genuine repentance and revival in the church would look like today?
- What do you think are the keys to powerful revival in the church? What is keeping us from pursuing revival?
Lord, we repent of our many sins today. Please pour out Your Spirit and revive Your church!
Lord, you were favorable to your land;
you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
2 You forgave the iniquity of your people;
you covered all their sin. Selah
3 You withdrew all your wrath;
you turned from your hot anger.
4 Restore us again, O God of our salvation,
and put away your indignation toward us!
5 Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you prolong your anger to all generations?
6 Will you not revive us again,
that your people may rejoice in you?
7 Show us your steadfast love, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.
8 Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints;
but let them not turn back to folly.
9 Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him,
that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Steadfast love and faithfulness meet;
righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness springs up from the ground,
and righteousness looks down from the sky.
12 Yes, the Lord will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness will go before him
and make his footsteps a way.