Presented by Rev. Dr. Daniel Stegeman
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Title: Revive Us Again
Text: Psalms 85:1-13
1 Lord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
2 You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah
3 You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger.
4 Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us!
5 Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations?
6 Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
7 Show us your steadfast love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.
8 Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly.
9 Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky.
12 Yes, the Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness will go before him and make his footsteps a way.
Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible, Copyright © 2001 by Crossway
1. Past provisions (vv. 1-3)
a. Revival starts with us seeing our own sin. Matt. 7:3-5
2. Desperate prayer (vv. 4-5)
a. The prodigal son was desperate to return to his father: Luke 15:11-32
b. God’s favor for a lifetime: Ps. 30:4-5
3. Show the life of Christ in us (vv. 6-7)
4. Future peace and productivity (vv. 8-10)
a. Christians should be thinking forward to heaven, not thinking of this world.
b. True peace comes from Christ.
5. God will bless his people (vv. 11-13)
Conclusion: Plead with God to forgive our sins. Only God can save & revive us again.