Friday, September 12, 2008

A matter of wonder

"Times of revival are seasons in which many nominal and spiritually sleepy Christians, operating out of the semi-Pharisaism of religion, wake up to the wonder and ramifications of the gospel. Revivals are massive eruptions of new spiritual power in the church through a recovery of the gospel. In his sermon on Mark 9 Lloyd-Jones was calling the church to revival as its only hope. This is not a new program or something you can implement through a series of steps. It is a matter of wonder."

Tim Keller, in The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World, page 113.

"And awe came upon every soul." Acts 2:43