Forget Not the Revival Message last year

Forget Not the Revival Message last year

Forget Not the Revival Message last year

23 June 2024 Written by Rev Zheng

         “…baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” Mat 28:19-20  

        Last year, we had our first revival church camp after the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful that God has fed and nourished us spiritually through His faithful servant, Ps Jim Yost. The EXCO has thus decided to hold another revival camp in December this year. Remember to pray for our speaker.

        At the same time, let us not stop practising what we learned last year, lest we learn in vain. Here are the two key lessons we learned.

        1,Our Shima Statement. If we are trying to live for the Lord, there must be something different in our lives that others can notice. Determine some points of distinction that you believe others will inquire about.  For example, why do you spend so much time in church? How do you maintain such a positive relationship with your in-laws? Why do you continue to put up with that demanding boss? Make a Shima statement that reflects your faith for each anticipated inquiry. Shima statements should not be theoretical in nature. They should be able to tug at your inquirer’s heartstrings and pique his interest in learning more about God. Pray, write it down, change it till you are satisfied, then memorise it and be ready to offer it at any time and in any place.

        2,Our 3-minute Testimony of your conversion. The 3-minute time limit encourages us to condense our lengthy story into a succinct testimony. State the main points so you do not lose your audience’s attention. Tell him about your life as a slave to sin in the first minute. Tell him about how Jesus has captivated you in the second minute. In the third minute, explain how your life is now.  Pray about it, write it down, tell a brethren about it, and refine it till you are satisfied. Then,memorise it and be ready to share it at any time and place.

        You will practice writing your Shima statements and the 3-minute testimony in your fellowship group. Be courageous and seize every chance God provides you to use in your workplace, school, neighbourhood, and home.  

        Dear brothers and sisters, do not expect a flawless score. God will accept your effort if He accepts your heart. Let us not waste the revival message. Let us not receive the revival message in vain, for

        “The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.”  Romans 13:11

        In her encouragement at the Elderly Fellowship meeting, Mrs. Lai summed them up.: “Let us not stay in the church building and wait for people to come. We are to go to the various groups of people to proclaim God. However, the way we do it is not as preachers do at the pulpit. We are to proclaim God through the visible transformation of our lives, our Shima statements, and what Christ has done for us.”   


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