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Revival is Always Christ-Centered

Jared Wilson:

It is the Spirit’s raison d’etre to shine the light on Christ. The Spirit is often called the “shy” Person of the Trinity because of this. He is content — no, zealous – to minister to the Church the Father’s blessings in the gospel of Jesus. He quickens us to desire Christ, illuminates the Scripture’s revelation of Christ, empowers us to receive Christ, and imparts Christ to us even in his own indwelling. For this reason, then, any church or movement’s claim of revival better have exaltation of Christ at its center, or it is not genuine revival.


Also Worth Reading

Attitudes: How To Disagree Online Without Being A Total Jerk

Learning from Criticism: Kevin DeYoung offers a helpful critique of this week’s super-popular “Jesus vs. Religion” video and Jeff Bethke’s response is a wonderful model of how to accept correction with humility.

Christian Culture: The Elephant Room as a Snapshot of Contemporary Evangelicalism

Interview: Darryl Dash interviews Daniel Darling about his Friday Five series


In Case You Missed It

Here are a few of this week’s notable posts:

Critics, Criticism and Character

The Fruit of Repentance (an excerpt from Awaiting a Savior)

Book Review: The Gospel Story Bible by Marty Machowski

Kindle Deals for the Christian Reader (January)

The Pursuit of Excellence and the Character of God

John Owen: Who Was This Word?

Octavius Winslow: In What Way Has God Hallowed His Name?