A Revived Church

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Pressing on in Our Calling

A Revived Church 

  • Revival is for the Broken
  • Revival is Accomplished by Christ
  • Revival Brings Transformation  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Isaiah 61:1-3. What captures your attention in this passage? Of the four groups of people in verse 1, with whom do you identify? Why?
  2. Tim Keller says, “As long as we think we are not that bad, the idea of grace will never change us.” What is he getting at? How does this quote connect with Isaiah 61?
  3. Who brings the revival highlighted in these verses? How does he bring revival?
  4. What kind of transformation do the descriptors in verse 3 emphasize? Do you see this transformation in your life?
  5. How does this passage clarify God’s vision for Oak Hills?  

Memory Verse of the Week:

Isaiah 61:3 To grant to those who mourn in Zion – to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. (ESV)