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Revival and Reformation Resources
Not sure how to start? Consider the following.
Compiled by Sandra Blackmer and Kimberly Luste Maran
These two pages contain a variety of resources and inspirational quotations to help bring revival and reformation to our readers and their congregations. For other resources relevant for your world region, contact your local Adventist publishing house or book centers. —Editors.
♦ Psalm 85:6, 7: “Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You? Show us Your mercy, Lord, and grant us Your salvation.”
♦ Isaiah 57:14, 15: “And one shall say, ‘Heap it up! Heap it up! Prepare the way, take the stumbling block out of the way of My people.’ For thus says the High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: ‘I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.’”
♦ Romans 12:1, 2: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
♦ 1 Timothy 4:12: “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”
Quotations From the Writings of Ellen G. White
♦ “I tell you that there must be a thorough revival among us.…There must be confessions, repentance, and conversions. Many who are preaching the Word need the transforming grace of Christ in their hearts.” (letter 51, 1886, in Last Day Events, p. 189).
♦ “Prayer and faith will do what no power on earth can accomplish” (My Life Today, p. 15).
♦ “The world will be convinced, not by what the pulpit teaches, but by what the church lives” (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 7, p. 16).
Books, Study Guides, DVDs, and Brochures
♦ True Revival, by Ellen G. White (2010, Review and Herald Publishing Association)—A recent compilation on revival and reformation in a small (94-page) paperback. A Spanish and Portuguese translation is in production. To order, go to www.adventistbookcenter.org.
♦ 40 Days: Prayers and Devotions to Prepare for the Second Coming (NKJV edition), by Dennis Smith (2010, Review and Herald Publishing Association)—Daily devotional readings that focus on prayer and seeking the baptism of the Holy Spirit. A Spanish translation is in production. To order, go to www.adventistbookcenter.org.
♦ Coming Together series, by the Center for Creative Ministry (1999, distributed by AdventSource)—Four study guides designed to bring revival and reformation to local churches, Sabbath school classes, midweek meeting series, or small groups. There are 13 lessons each on prayer life, Bible study, personal witnessing, and contemplating Christ. The fifth volume is a leader’s guide for the series. To order, go to www.adventsource.org.
♦ Hunger: Satisfy the Longing of Your Soul, by Jon L. Dybdahl (2008, Autumn House, distributed by Review and Herald Publishing Association)—A practical volume that penetrates deep into the spiritual life of the reader. To order, go to www.adventistbookcenter.org.
♦ Empowered by the Spirit DVD (2008, Adventist Communication Network, distributed by AdventSource)—Revival sermons by evangelist and Adventist World editor-at-large Mark Finley. It includes five sermons on two disks plus an interview with Finley. To order, go to www.adventsource.org.
♦ Possibilities for Prayer Ministries in Your Home Church, by Rick Remmers (order or download at www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=200&action=print)—A brochure that outlines 20 easily instituted prayer ministries for local churches.
Adventist World/Adventist Review Articles Featuring Revival and Reformation (online)
♦ “Everyday Revival and Reformation,” by Kathy Beagles, Feb. 16, 2006, Adventist Review, www.adventistreview.org/article.php?id=344.
♦ “Dreaming Revival,” by Fordson Chimoga, April 2007, Adventist World, www.adventistworld.org/article.php?id=54.
♦ “The World Is Waiting,” by H.M.S. Richards, Sr., June 2008, Adventist World, www.adventistworld.org/article.php?id=335&search=revival.
♦ “The Incendiary Fellowship,” by Bill Knott, October 2010, Adventist World, www.adventistworld.org/article.php?id=854&search=revival.
♦ www.revivalandreformation.org: a Web site serving as a clearinghouse for revival and reformation resources recommended and/or developed by the General Conference.
♦ www.discipletree.com: A Web site produced by Jim Park, professor of evangelism and mission at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (the General Conference university for the Northern Asia-Pacific and Southern Asia-Pacific divisions), who was for years a pastor and evangelist in California, United States. It includes many study guides for small groups, books, revival sermons, etc., on the theme of revival and reformation.
♦ www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=37: A Web site that suggests numerous resources on the topic of prayer.
Online Access for International Resources
A Web site produced by the Adventist Training Center (Jaerimyeonsoowon) for prayer and spiritual revival and reformation has been established by Korean Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. This Adventist Training Center has produced several programs for revival seminars, Christ-centered Bible lectures, sermons, personal prayer rooms, and “Trekking” courses.
Used for revival and spiritual growth in churches and groups in the Franco-Belgian Union is “Osez grandir” (“Dare to Grow”), a written course of 16 lessons offered by the Bible Correspondence School in France. The complete set is available online for 2 euros. It is generally printed material, but also offered online to people who enroll as students in the school.
In Portuguese, to find the book entitled Reavivamento e seus Resultados (Revival and Its Results), visit the above Web site and click on the title from the list of 162 available book titles. You can read through this book, as well as use the search tool near the bottom for specific words/topics.
Hymns From The Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal, 1985, Review and Herald Publishing Association
♦ “Jesus Is Coming Again,” by Jessie E. Strout, No. 213.
♦ “God Is Working His Purpose Out,” by Arthur C. Ainger, No. 225.
♦ “Take My Life and Let It Be,” by Frances Ridley Havergal, No. 330.
♦ “Father, Help Your People,” by Fred Kaan, No. 353.
♦ “Fill My Cup, Lord,” by Richard Blanchard, No. 493.
♦ “This Little Light of Mine,” arranged by Alma Blackmon, No. 580.
Sandra Blackmer and Kimberly Luste Maran are assistant editors of Adventist World.