Quarter’s Theme:REVIVAL IN THE CHURCH
Unit 2 Theme: Agents Of Revival (Lessons 7-13)
STEWARDSHIP & ACCOUNTABILITY MONTH
17/8/2014 LESSON 12
KEEPING THE FIRE OF REVIVAL BURNING
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 5, 83
Devotional Reading: 1 JOHN 2:24-29
Topic For Adults
Topic For Youths
SERVING WITH A CLEAR CONSCIENCE
COL. 4:2-3; MATT. 28:18-20; 5:6, 8; ACTS 17:10-15; JAM. 1:21-25; 1 PET. 1:15-16
Memory Verse: These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. (Acts 17:11) NKJV
DAILY BIBLE READING
Continual In-Filling Of The Holy Spirit
Revival should not be limited to the time a revival programme is organised in the Church. It should be a continuous experience in the Church and in the life of a believer. For the experience to continue, some measures must be put in place. One of these measures is that each believer should be filled continually with the Holy Spirit. Baptism of the Holy Spirit is not a once in a life time experience. Verse 18 in the Amplified version reads “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but ever be filled and stimulated with the [Holy] Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18 AMP). The Christian should ever be filled with the Holy Spirit. He should thirst for the in-filling over and over again. The fire of the Spirit in the life of the Christian keeps the revival alive.
Point of Emphasis: Do not be drunk with wine but ever be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Prayer Point: Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up. Come and quench the thirst in my soul.