re· viv· al ri-ˈvī-vəl
a: renewed attention to or interest in something
b: a new presentation or publication of something old
c: a period of renewed religious interest
: an often highly emotional evangelistic meeting or series of meetings
: restoration of force, validity, or effect (as to a contract)
On March 26th we will have at least a dozen individuals who have surrendered to Jesus seeking to publicly state it with baptism. The definition for revival above is something that's not very commonplace in North America anymore. In fact, most churches have leveled off in size or are shrinking and aging.
We must not loose sight of the new work Jesus is doing in Madison County at New Bridge. Late last year we also had eight baptisms as well. Renewed faith, salvations, and life transformation is the work of the Holy Spirit and the goodness of God the Father. What an honor it is to serve Jesus in the local church and see Him move on so many people and the growth in attenders and members alike is awe inspiring. Revival as amazing as it is, should be present across our land for our God is a big god who does big things, by faith we must lean into Him and surrender daily to His leading. I pray that the life-giving churches in this county will need to find ways to add services, build larger sanctuaries, and expand His Kingdom. I pray that there would be a city celebration amongst all the churches of revival and mutual encouragement. When the Lord arrives I pray we will be about His business as faithful and loving stewards of the Gospel.