Why do we need Revival?

April 5, 2011

Pastor's Study

My question was, “What is Revival?” and “Why do we need it?”  So, I thought the best place to start was with a definition.  I simply did what you probably would do – I performed a search on Google.  One of the “hits” took me to Wikipedia.  Here is the top definition of “Revival”  – “revival…may refer to the resuscitation of a person.”  So, I clicked the link….

 “From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“CPR” redirects here.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure which is performed in an effort to return life to a person in cardiac arrest. It is indicated in those who are unresponsive with no breathing or only gasps…CPR alone is unlikely to restart the heart; its main purpose is to restore partial flow of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart. It may delay tissue death and extend the brief window of opportunity for a successful resuscitation without permanent brain damage…CPR is generally continued until the person regains return of spontaneous circulation or is declared dead.”

Well there you have it!  The Church in America is in trouble today!!  She seems unresponsive, gasping for breath! (If you don’t believe that, just look around!!)   If drastic measures are not taken IMMEDIATELY, brain damage and/or death will occur!   

 Why do we need revival?  There is a lost and dying world – right outside the doors of our church.  Without a strong and vibrant – HEALTHY – Church, what will happen to them??  LORD, SEND A REVIVAL….AND LET IT START IN ME!!

About Pastor

My Family: My wife and I have been married for 26 years (wow! that's hard to believe.) We have four wonderful children and FIVE perfect grandchildren (with one more on the way!!). Education: I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Theology from Tennessee Temple University. After serving Bethel Baptist Church in Ontario, Canada as Youth Pastor and South Buncombe Baptist in Asheville, NC as Associate Pastor, we moved to Wake Forest, NC where I attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1995, I received my Master of Divinity degree (with languages.) From 1999-2001, I attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing my Doctor of Ministry degree in Expository Preaching. Ministry: I have had the privilege of pastoring three wonderful congregations (Montwood Baptist 1993-1997; Union Baptist 1997-2002; and, South Fork Baptist 2010-present.) In 2010, God brought a very special group of people into my life. South Fork has become much more than a ministry to my family - it has become our home. If you are looking for a Church to call home, you will not find a better group of people than the family that makes up South Fork.

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