2017 Tioga Independent Baptist Church Revival

It is the year 2017, and there is no better time for a revival than now. Look around you! Do you see God's grace and Love? Do you see people going out of their way to help others? No! It is time that Tioga Independent Baptist Church set the example of God's grace, compassion, and love. It is time that we have a revival in our church, in our hearts, in our minds, and in our spirits as we reach out to a community, a state, a country, a world in need of God's Grace.

A Revival refers to a spiritual reawakening from a state of dormancy or stagnation in the life of a believer. It encompasses the resurfacing of a love for God, an appreciation of God's holiness, a passion for His Word and His church, a convicting awareness of personal and corporate sin, a spirit of humility, and a desire for repentance and growth in righteousness. Revival invigorates and sometimes deepens a believer's faith, opening his or her eyes to the truth in a fresh, new way. It generally involves the connotation of a fresh start with a clean slate, marking a new beginning of a life lived in obedience to God. Revival breaks the charm and power of the world, which blinds the eyes of men, and generates both the will and power to live in the world but not of the world.

Revelation 2:14-16 talks about the problem of compromise with the world and incorporating worldly values into our belief systems. Revival helps us to rightly discern what values we should hold. Revelation 2:20-23 discusses the problem of tolerating false teaching in our churches. We need to examine the messages that we hear and compare them to the message of the Bible. Revival helps us to find the truth. Revelation 3:1-6 describes a dead church, a church that goes through the motions outwardly, but there is nothing underneath. Here is a picture of nominal Christianity, outwardly prosperous, busy with the externals of religious activity, but devoid of spiritual life and power. Revival helps to resuscitate spiritual life. In Revelation 3:11, we are further warned against complacency, a life that does not bear fruit. All of these scenarios call for revival.

The evidence of revival, a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon believers, is changed lives. Great movements toward righteousness, evangelism, and social justice occur. Believers are once again spending time in prayer and reading and obeying God’s Word. Believers begin to powerfully use their spiritual gifts. There is confession of sin and repentance.

2017 TIBC Revival Events *

Friday, April 28th 2017 at 6pm

Musical Entertainment: The Southern Plainsmen Quartet 6 - 6:30pm

Speaker: Missionary/Evangelist Don Crosswhite 6:30 - 7:15

Saturday, April 29th 2017 at 6pm

Musical Entertainment: The Horace Green Band 6 - 6:30pm

Speaker: Missionary/Evangelist Don Crosswhite 6:30 - 7:15

Sunday, April 30th 2017 at 11am

Musical Entertainment: Friends & Family 10 - 11:30pm

Speaker: Missionary/Evangelist Don Crosswhite 11:30 - 12:15

Pot Luck dinner on the grounds following afternoon service.

Sunday, April 30th 2017 at 6pm

Musical Entertainment: The Providence Quartet 6 - 6:30pm

Speaker: Missionary/Evangelist Don Crosswhite 6:30 - 7:15

* Entertainment changes could be possible.

2017 TIBC Revival Flier

TIBC revival flier

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