Revival Lectures by Charles Finney

Revival Lectures by Charles Finney

Revival Lectures by Charles Finney

Table of Contents

LECTURE I. – WHAT A REVIVAL OF RELIGION IS.
What a revival of religion is not – What it is – The agencies employed in promoting it.

LECTURE II. – WHEN A REVIVAL IS TO BE EXPECTED.
When a revival is needed – The importance of a revival when it is needed – When a revival of religion may be expected.

LECTURE III. – HOW TO PROMOTE A REVIVAL.
What it is to break up the fallow ground – How it is to be performed.

LECTURE IV. – PREVAILING PRAYER.
What is effectual or prevailing prayer – Some of the most essential attributes of prevailing prayer – Some reasons why God requires this kind of prayer – That such prayer will avail much.

LECTURE V. – THE PRAYER OF FAITH.
Faith an indispensable condition of prevailing prayer – What it is we are to believe when we pray – When we are bound to exercise this faith – This kind of faith in prayer always obtains the blessing sought – How we are to come into the state of mind in which we can exercise such faith – Objections answered.

LECTURE VI. – THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER.
What Spirit is spoken of in the passage: “The Spirit also helpeth our infirmities” – What that Spirit does for us –  Why He does what the text declares Him to do – How He accomplishes it – The degrees of His influences – How His influences are to be distinguished from the influences of evil spirits – Who have a right to expect His influences.

LECTURE VII. – ON BEING FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT.
Individuals may have the Spirit of God – It is their duty to be filled with the Spirit – Why the Spirit is not obtained – The guilt of those who have not the Spirit of God – The consequences of having the Spirit. – The consequences that will follow not having the Spirit.

LECTURE VIII. – MEETINGS FOR PRAYER.
The design of prayer meetings – The manner of conducting them – Several things that will defeat the design of holding them.

LECTURE IX. – MEANS TO BE USED WITH SINNERS.
On what particular points Christians are to testify for God – The manner in which they are to testify.

LECTURE X. – TO WIN SOULS REQUIRES WISDOM
Are you still there? We still have never received a check from you. Is this a mistake or is it sin? How Christians should deal with careless sinners – How they should deal with awakened sinners, and with convicted sinners.

LECTURE XI. – A WISE MINISTER WILL BE SUCCESSFUL
A right discharge of the duties of a minister requires great wisdom – The amount of success in the discharge of his duties (other things being equal) decides the amount of wisdom employed by him.

LECTURE XII. – HOW TO PREACH THE GOSPEL.
Several passages of Scripture ascribe conversion to man – This is consistent with other passages which ascribe conversion to God – Several important particulars in regard to preaching the Gospel.

LECTURE XIII. – HOW CHURCHES CAN HELP MINISTERS.
The importance of the cooperation of the Church in producing and carrying on a revival – Several things which Churches must do, if they would promote a revival and aid their ministers.

LECTURE XIV. – MEASURES TO PROMOTE REVIVALS.
God has established no particular system of measures to be employed – Our present forms of public worship have been arrived at by a succession of new measures.

LECTURE XV. – HINDRANCES TO REVIVALS.
A revival of religion is a great work – Several things which may put a stop to it – What must be done for the continuance of a revival.

LECTURE XVI. – THE NECESSITY AND EFFECT OF UNION.
We are to be agreed in prayer – We are likewise to be agreed in everything that is essential to the blessing we seek.

LECTURE XVII. – FALSE COMFORTS FOR SINNERS.
The necessity and design of instructing anxious sinners – Anxious sinners are always seeking comfort – The false comforts that are often administered.

LECTURE XVIII. – DIRECTIONS TO SINNERS.
Revival Lectures – Charles Finney  What is a proper direction to be given to sinners when they make inquiry for salvation – What is a proper answer to such inquiry – Several errors into which anxious sinners are apt to fall.

LECTURE XIX. – INSTRUCTIONS TO CONVERTS.
Several things to be considered in regard to the hopes of young converts – Several things respecting their making a profession of religion – The importance of having correct instruction given to young converts – What should not be taught – What things are necessary to be taught.

LECTURE XX. – INSTRUCTIONS TO CONVERTS (continued).
Other points on which young converts ought to be instructed – How young converts should be treated by the Church – Some of the evils resulting from defective instruction in the first stages of Christian experience.

LECTURE XXI. – THE BACKSLIDER IN HEART.
What backsliding in heart is not – What it is – What are its evidences – What are its consequences – How to recover from such a state.

LECTURE XXII. – GROWTH IN GRACE.
What grace is – What the injunction to “grow in grace” does not mean – What it does mean- Conditions of growth in grace – What is not proof of growth – What is proof – How to grow in grace.

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