SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

WALKING AFTER GOD

by Robert Dawson


Walking after God
Robert Dawson
2 Kings 22-23


Over the last few weeks Jason has brought a wonderful series of messages on Sunday evenings entitled Downpour.

1. It's a series that has brought to our attention the need for a fresh move of God in our lives.

2. We all need renewal, awakening and refreshing.

3. Revival is a rekindling of our first love - Jesus.

4. All of us need our lives recalibrated and brought back into focus.

So often we talk about revival and spiritual renewal and automatically think it is something our friends need, our spouse needs, our children need or that our church and nation needs. Revival, spiritual awakening, is something we all need.

We could easily adapt the words of an old song...

1. It's me, it's me, it's me O' Lord standing in the need of prayer. It's me, it's me, it's me O' Lord standing in the need of prayer. Not my brother, not my sister but it's me O' Lord standing in the need of prayer.

2. It's me, it's me, it's me O' Lord standing in the need of revival. It's me, it's me, it's me O' Lord standing in the need of revival. Not my brother, not my sister but it's me O' Lord standing in the need of revival.

That is the heart-cry that leads to revival. Lord, we have a need and You and You alone have what we need. Lord, we have a need and You and You alone are what we need.

I think on a very basic level revival is a cry for more of God.

No matter where we are spiritually - how strong we think our faith is - how much service or ministry we feel we participate in - how great our spiritual walk may appear to us or others the truth is God wants us to go deeper in our relationship with him. He wants to take our faith, walk, ministry and commitment to a higher level.

Today I want us to take a brief look into the life of an OT King who modeled what a life walking after God looked like. We are going to look at the life of Josiah who led the nation back to God. That's what revival is, a return to ...

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