Revive Us

Our world, our country, our community is broken. It doesn’t take much to see this truth. We see it on the news, social media, in TV shows, even commercials show how broken and far from God our world is, we see it right here in our schools (starting at elementary ages), and we even see it in divisions of churches. Much of our world is filled with selfishness, greed, deceptiveness, anger, and foolishness.

I’ll be real honest with you right off the bat this morning. Just because we call ourselves Christians and sit here on Sunday mornings does not mean that we don’t fall into the desires and ways of the world too. It certainly does not mean we have it all together. In fact, if you are sitting here thinking you have it all together, you’re in the wrong place. Church is for sinners, as we all are. It’s for the hypocrites, the liars, the thief, the broken, the hurting. And here’s why?

Jesus came to seek and to save those who are lost. (Luke 19:10) Jesus came to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners. (Mark 2:17)

Wherever you are on this journey of life, and wherever you are on the journey of your faith, I believe we could all use a spiritual awakening right about now. It’s easy to just say, they need it out there in the world, but if we are honest, we absolutely need it too.

Revive Us – Holy Spirit

I think many Christians live Spirit-deficient lives, a bit like someone who is sleep deprived, or oxygen deprived. As a result, our spiritual lives are weak, and we continue to try living the Christian life by our own power and wisdom, but it just doesn’t work.