Series Descriptions: There are many Christians who know about God, can reference Him, or understand His theology. But what if you could go beyond those things and experience the reality of God in every situation of your life? The solution is a revival: when God restores spiritual life back to His people. In Revive Us Again, Dr. Tony Evans discusses the provision, victory and deliverance that revival brings when we choose to return to God.
Why We Need Revival (Psalm 85:1-13): We need a revival. A revival pre-supposes spiritual decline, but when you stop and look at all the addiction, divorce, lifelessness and anger that has made its home in our churches, you’ll find that spiritual decline is already here. Join Tony Evans in this look at what the root cause is of our need for revival.
Requirements for Revival (2 Chronicles 7:12-16): When you’re given a prescription for an illness, it doesn’t matter how much you look at it, read about it or talk about it—it won’t do anything beneficial unless you take it. Tony Evans says that God has a prescription for revival—we just need to be willing to follow through with it. Don’t miss this look at a verse from 2 Chronicles that gives us the standard prescription for revival.
Revival in the Valley of Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37:1-10): In the book of Ezekiel, the nation of Israel found themselves in a hopeless situation. Their nation was facing major collapse and calamity, they were in what Tony Evans likes to call a valley of dry bones. Even though they had religion, they had no relationship which meant spiritual distance. Experience the kind of revival that can bring you back to life and transform your life for His kingdom.
Now Is the Time for Revival (Haggai 1:2-11): All of us have probably said to ourselves at some point in life, “I just don’t have time for God right now.” But when our favorite show or sports game comes on the television, we suddenly have the time. Join Tony Evans in this look at how it’s not an issue of how much time you have but your priorities of how you spend it.
Shaking Things Up for Revival (Haggai 2:5-7): In Haggai chapter 2, the Lord tells Haggai to declare to the people that He is getting ready to shake the heavens, the earth and all the nations. But what does this shaking suggest, and why would God choose to do that in this first place? In this lesson, experience how God will often create disruptions in order to create something bigger and better.
The Great God Revival (1 King 18:20-24): In this midst of societal or economic decline, the worst thing you can do is choose not to relate it to its spiritual root. Many people today are stuck wondering why treating the nation’s symptoms aren’t solving the original cause. In Israel’s case, they had turned to idolatry and yet couldn’t figure out why the rains had stopped. But in this lesson, Tony Evans explains the importance of first returning your heart back to God in order to experience the revival you need.
A Crisis That Cries for Revival (2 Chronicles 20:1-4): When God intervened in the lives of those in the Bible, it was most often during a crisis that people were not able to fix on their own. In the story of Jehoshaphat, he found himself between a rock and a hard place—his enemies were mounting up against him, and he was afraid. But in this lesson, you’ll find that God often creates predicaments so that He can demonstrate that He alone is God and no dilemma can loom higher than He.