How to Get on Fire and not get Scorched
The Acts of Revival - Youth series
Somebody speaking of revival once said, "Get on fire and they will come to watch you burn." How true this is! Another person said, "You don't have to advertise a fire." If we would return to our first love and seek out God's presence, our efforts to evangelize would be much more productive. In a world that thrives on excitement and carnality, we suppose they will just come running to our churches to hear our 1700's hymns and see our stained glass windows. How we are missing it! God wants to be the center of our excitement in our churches. He longs to be sought after and found among His people. It's time we realize that some changes need to be made, we need God's fire more than ever. It's time He comes to clean the church so that we may represent His heart to a lost and dying world. This series was preached in different settings with different audiences, and will challenge you to renew your walk with the Lord.
That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands [with those of the elders at your ordination].
- 2 Timothy 1:6 (AMPC)