The Results of Revival | Digging Deeper
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Sermon from February 9th 2020
We often pray for ‘revival’ - we want our families, our neighborhoods, our country, ourselves to be brought to life again. But revival doesn’t necessarily bring repentance. Revival just brings the opportunity for repentance, for renewal, for a new way of living. Today we discuss how revival should change our attitude.
Read 2 Kings 20:1. What does it mean to have your house in order before you die? Share what you would like people to say about you at your funeral. Compare that with 2 Chron. 31:20–21.
Read 2 Kings 20:2-7. Did God heal Hezekiah because he was righteous or for some other reason?
Compare and contrast the prayer Hezekiah prayed to Hannah’s prayer in 1 Samuel 1:10-11.
Read 2 Kings 20:8-11. Is it good or bad to ask God for signs?
Read 2 Kings 20:12-15 and 2 Chron. 32: 25 and 31. What are the eﬀects of Hezekiah’s pride here? Doesn’t God already know we are proud in our hearts - so why test us?
Read 2 Kings 20:16-19. How is this like the idea of ‘I just keep to myself,’ ‘I just mind my business’ that prevails in our neighborhood? Does this scare you at all?
Read Hannah’s response to God’s kindness in 1 Samuel 1:26-2:3. How does it compare to Hezekiah’s response?
Will you be like Hezekiah or Hannah when God gives you a gift, heals you, revives you? Will you consider yourself God’s servant or God’s equal? Pray that humility would take root in your heart, that you may flourish and be at peace and have compassion on those around you. Pray that revival will not be wasted in your life!
HIDE THIS IN YOUR HEART
Beware lest you say in your heart ‘My own power and the might of my own hand have gotten me this wealth.’ You should remember the Lord your God for it is He who gives you the power to get wealth, that He may confirm His covenant to you.