Redeemer Presbyterian Church Sermons
Revivals have spanned nations and denominations. Distorted views of revival, such as heterodoxy, dead orthodoxy and emotionalism, become obstacles to an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. When a church has an assurance of God’s love, reflects a theological and intellectual balance, exemplifies understanding, participates in anointed worship, exhibits compassion, and reaches out through evangelism, it can become spiritually dynamic and inspire revival.
Five key components - vibrant worship, doctrinal teaching, theological depth, devoted fellowship, and evangelism — can keep a church balanced and healthy, ready for revival. Accompanied by prayer, these characteristics sustain the church as a living body, rather than just an organization.
A crucial strategy for dynamic church renewal and growth in a city is through church planting. Following in the footsteps of Paul and Titus, church planting is mandated in the Bible according to the Great Commission. It fosters a kingdom mindset as well as concern and commitment to renew, not displace, existing churches. As neighborhoods change, a planted church can effectively respond to new communities and new generations of people.