After some exploration through the Archives of the IMB, I came across reports of a revival that swept through the North China Mission from 1927-1937, called The Shantung Revival. This search inagaurated my quest for the gentle wind of the Holy Spirit called revival. The tough thing is actually defining the term. It can be used to refer to revival meetings or to revival preachers or to revivalism, but there is something that is different from these ideas when it comes to actual revival. This will be something I come back to from time to time on this blog. But please, if you have the time, answer the following questions:
What does the term “revival” mean to you?
Have you ever experienced revival personally?
Have you ever experienced revival in a church setting, or in a group?
Do you believe there are things in your life, or in your church, the inhibit the work of the Holy Spirit through revival?
Is there something you can do to spark revival?
Do you seek after God the way Jacob sought after God’s face when he wrestled with Him all night?
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POSE YOUR OWN QUESTION!!!