Palmer St. Podcast: Rediscovering the Book

Josiah was among the greatest kings that ever reigned in Jerusalem.  In 1 Kings 22, we will see what motivated King Josiah, namely the accidental discovery of an unusually important book.

2 Kings 22.pdf

2 Kings 22.mp3

2 Kings 22.pptx

Palmer St. Podcast: A Formula for Spiritual Renewal

Strictly speaking spiritual renewal doesn’t follow any strict formula. It’s a work of God’s grace and, as such, is entirely dependent upon Him. Still, if we are willing to recognize our need for spiritual renewal, then we can take conscious steps in that direction. God, as it happens, loves to move in the lives of people who are earnestly seeking Him.

Hebrews 12c.mp3

Hebrews 12c.pdf

Hebrews 12c.pptx

On Personal Revival

While reading this morning in Psalm 119, I was struck by the repeated phrase “revive me”. These two words make a remarkable personal prayer.

The American Heritage Dictionary defines revival as “a restoration to use, acceptance, activity, or vigor after a period of obscurity or quiescence.” Sometimes that’s exactly what we need. We all go through lulls, dry periods, valleys in our spiritual life. What better thing to do than to pray God’s own word back to Him in asking Him to restore us to life. Here are the nine verses from Psalm 119 taken from the NKJV:

25My soul clings to the dust;
       Revive me according to Your word.

37Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things,
       And revive me in Your way.

40Behold, I long for Your precepts;
Revive me in Your righteousness.

88Revive me according to Your lovingkindness,
So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.

107I am afflicted very much;
Revive me, O Lord, according to Your word.

149Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness;
O Lord, revive me according to Your justice.

154Plead my cause and redeem me;
Revive me according to Your word.

156Great are Your tender mercies, O Lord;
Revive me according to Your judgments.

159Consider how I love Your precepts;
Revive me, O Lord, according to Your lovingkindness.