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Series: Alive - Reviving Spiritual Passion
Introduction: We all get worn down with life, trials, adversity, routines, and sinful habits that need breaking. Alive will focus on the work of the Holy Spirit to recover our spiritual passions and fill us with a new freshness, a new awakening, and a reinvigorating work of God. To be alive is to possess life, active, and to be full of living, abounding, with nothing dead. Romans 6:11 says we are to be dead to sin and alive to God. Were it not for the shocking events of life, some of us would never consider our need for revival. Just when we settle down into the routine of our ways, the Lord shocks us from our staleness. God can do great things in our lives and in our church. We must position ourselves for God to pour out His Holy Spirit upon us in a special and specific way and believe for a profound personal encounter with God in supernatural proportions.
I. THE REVIVER AND THE REVIVED
A. ALIVE DEFINED
1. Dictionary Definition: To be alive is to be full of life, to be full of activity and motion, to be full of energy and excitement, animated and lively, bursting open with life and vitality.
2. Alive: Our Focus
a. Experience a profound personal encounter with God
b. Experience God's power in our lives in supernatural proportions
c. Experience a fresh encounter with the Holy Spirit that creates a new appetite for God.
d. Experience God breaking off all limitations that hold us back.
3. Alive Individually and Corporately
a. Alive micro: spiritual experiences that occur within you that touch something deep in your soul that changes you, redirects you, and re-empassions you.
Romans 6:11 "…alive to God…"
b. Alive macro: spiritual movement of the Holy Spirit upon a church congregation, an awakening, a pouring out of God's spirit upon thirsty people, changing the atmosphere on the church and the region.
Psalm 85:6 "…revive us again…"
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