Revival, Reformation & Romans
Over the course of this past year, Living Stones Church has dedicated itself as a community to prayerfully asking God to bring a revival to Northern Nevada. As a refresher, what do we mean when we say revival?
"We can define it as a period of unusual blessing and activity in the life of the Christian Church. Revival means awakening, stimulating the life, bringing it to the surface again." - Martyn-Lloyd Jones, What is Revival?
As we move into the fall, our anticipation and desire for revival continue as we begin our fall series moving through the first seven chapters of Romans: Semper Reformanda, alongside the 500 year anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation that continues to this day.
But how does Romans connect to revival? More than we'd think! Throughout church history, God has used Paul's letter to the church in Rome and it's message of justification (the declaration of sinful humans as righteous) through faith alone as the spark that ignites the fire of revival!
Here are a few examples of this historical truth:
May we continue in our earnest and prayerful pursuit of revival as we spend this fall diving into the book of Romans, which the great reformer Martin Luther called: