Most Christians recognize that we (both personally and as the global Church) need revival. But what IS revival?
In this episode, we listen to a classic sermon by Leonard Ravenhill entitled “True Revival: The Presence of God.”
Leonard Ravenhill (1907-1994) preaches from Isaiah 4:1-4 and explains that revival isn’t something we manufacture, rather revival is all about the presence of God.
Yes, our world, our country, and the Church desperately need revival, but let revival and transformation first start with each of us personally.
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Show Notes / Additional Resources
- “The early church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity.” – Leonard Ravenhill
- “One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Book of God, read it, and believe it. Then the rest of us will be embarrassed. We have adopted the convenient theory that the Bible is a Book to be explained, whereas first and foremost it is a Book to be believed (and after that to be obeyed).” – Leonard Ravenhill
Books by Leonard Ravenhill:
- Why Revival Tarries
- Revival God’s Way
- Revival Praying
- Leonard Ravenhill’s Biography: In Light of Eternity
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NRJohnson (Nathan Johnson) is a Christian who has an overwhelming passion for Jesus, the Gospel, and Studying God’s Word. He is a writer, teacher, and communicator who helps other believers understand and apply the Bible as they grow and mature in their faith—desiring that they gain greater intimacy with Christ, experience the victorious Christian life, and transform the world through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Read more about him here.
The Deeper Christian Podcast is the podcast to help you study God’s Word, know Jesus intimately, and discover how you can build your life around Jesus Christ. This weekly audio program, hosted by NRJohnson, dives into Scripture and encourages Christians to keep their focus upon Jesus Christ—equipping believers in how to study the Bible and know God’s Word, grow in their spiritual lives, and change the world. Main discussion topics center around practical advice on Christian living, Bible study, prayer, the Gospel, freedom from sin, evangelism and how to share your faith, the Christian disciplines, and the lives and messages from the Christian heroes from yesteryear such as A.W. Tozer, Charles Spurgeon, Major Ian Thomas, Oswald Chambers, Hudson Taylor, Amy Carmichael, Corrie Ten Boom, C.T. Studd, George Müller, Andrew Murray, Leonard Ravenhill, E.M. Bounds, and others. Learn more about the deeper Christian life.