A Chronicle of Renewal and Revival

Renewal

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Renewal
I make all things new

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Renewal is also Part 1 of the book Renewal and Revival

A summary survey of historical and current revival.  Chapters are compiled from revival articles in the Renewal Journals.

This book explores a few facets of our Lord’s renewal of all things. 

Contents

Chapter 1, Renewal Ministry, explores how renewal applies to our lives as we love God and love others.
Chapter 2, Revival Worship, notes current developments in renewal worship and ministry.
Chapter 3, New Wineskins, tackles issues about emerging churches and networks.
Chapter 4, Vision for Ministry, dreams big and explores some implications of renewal in ministry and service.
Chapter 5, Community Transformation, touches on the amazing current renewal transformation in communities and ecology.
Chapter 6, Astounding Church Growth, surveys the explosive expansion of the church during the last century.

These chapters are compiled and reproduced from these articles, also available here on line:
Renewal Ministry (Issue 7: Blessing)
Revival Worship (Issue 6: Worship)
New Wineskins to Develop Ministry (Issue 15: Wineskins)
Vision for Ministry (Issue 16: Vision)
Community Transformation (Issue 20: Life)
Astounding Church Growth (Issue 2: Church Growth)

Foreword

He who sat on the throne says,
“Behold I make all things new.”

Revelation 21:5

 Jesus Christ is Lord.  Every knee will bow, and every tongue confess that he is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

He reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords – not just in some future time or only in heaven.  He reigns now.  He makes all things new.

Ultimately, everything will be new.  “Then the end will come when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.  For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet” (1 Corinthians 15:24-25).

All dominion, authority and power belong to Jesus our Lord.  He makes all things new.

We call that process by many names, including renewal.  Our Lord is renewing everything.  Right now he is doing that in all the earth, especially with everyone born anew or born again (John 3:3, 7).

Yet, renewal is far more than conversion, vital as that is.  Our Lord is making all things new, not just some people.  His renewing is cosmic and eternal.  He is renewing ecology as well as communities.  He heals the land (2 Chronicles 7:14).

This book explores a few facets of his renewal of all things.  Each chapter is reproduced from my articles in the Renewal Journal.

Chapter 1, Renewal Ministry, explores how renewal applies to our lives as we love God and love others.

Chapter 2, Revival Worship, notes current developments in renewal worship and ministry.

Chapter 3, New Wineskins, tackles issues about emerging churches and networks.

Chapter 4, Vision for Ministry, dreams big and explores some implications of renewal in ministry and service.

Chapter 5, Community Transformation, touches on the amazing current renewal transformation in communities and ecology.

Chapter 6, Astounding Church Growth, surveys the explosive expansion of the church during the last century.

The companion book to this one, Revival, is compiled from other articles originally published in the Renewal Journal, specifically:

Revival Fire (from Issue 1: Revival)
Spirit Impacts in Revival (from Issue 13: Ministry)
Revivals into 2000 (from Issue 14: Anointing)
Revival in the 21st Century (from Issue 11: Discipleship)

Our Lord is making all things new – your life, your relationships, your destiny.  I hope these books both inform and inspire.

Reproduction is allowed and encouraged with the copyright intact with the text.  These articles are also available on the internet.

Renewaljournal.com – 1st editions

Renewal Journal – Contents  – All issues with links to articles

Book Depository – Renewal Journals – free postage worldwide – $8

AmazonRenewal  with ‘Look inside’, reviews and details

Book Depository – Renewal – $8 (free postage worldwide)

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