Intro: It’s been a couple of busy days. One of the men of our church passed away. So I’ve been visiting and ministering to the family. Stan was a good, Godly, family man! I’ll be preaching the funeral and the grave site service tomorrow, (Friday), so please remember me in prayer.
The Theme for the week, as you can see above, is “When the Fire Goes Out.” Look at Proverbs 26:20, “Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.” I want us to use the first 9 words of this verse to examine the REVIVAL FIRES in the Christian’s life.
I love campfires. Roasting hotdogs and marshmallows. I have a hard time roasting marshmallows because I am not patient enough to turn that thing over and over until it becomes a toasty brown. I let it catch fire and then end up eating it covered with charcoal. I want to remind you of the similarities of a blazing campfire and a a believing Christian. Both fires are ignited by a spark and both continue to grow by paying attention to the fire.
Revival fires are fed by God’s Word, and when a believer confesses sin and gets the “trash” out of his life, he want to get busy and do work for the Lord. Please understand that “good works” do not save you, but when a person gets their heart right with God they will want to get busy and work for Him. Much like an unfed camp fire or a fire in your fire place at home, if you don’t feed it more fuel (wood) for awhile, it will grow dimmer and dimmer .
Friend? Are the fires of your Christian life going out? Do you find it harder and harder to come to church and to be faithful to Him? Over the next couple of days I’m going to show us, Spiritually, what happens when the Spiritual fire in your life begins to go out.
Take care my friends