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Aug 3 Devotion: That Thou Stir Up

II Tim. 1:6 – Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands

Study – II Peter 1:4-14

Definition -Stir:          To move, to change in any manner

                                       To move into action

                                       To make more lively, excited

Definition – Revive:    To return to life

                                       To renew attention to something

                                       To renew, recover something

Illustration: Winter things look dead, but in Spring new life appears

Notice-Three Things We Need to Stir Up:

I.The stirring of self- Psalm 138:7

  1. Revive me-personal stirring

  2. Because of sin-David-Psalm 51:1-12

  3. Because of sight-Isaiah-Isaiah 6:1-11

  4. Because of slackness-church Ephesus-Rev. 2:1-5

  5. Ways of reviving self-Rom. 12:1-2, Proverb 28:1

II. The Stirring of Saints- Psalm 85:6

  1. Revive us- Public stirring

  2. Because of lost joy-Marriage of Cana-John 2:1-11

  3. Because of lost vision-Nehemiah-Neh.1:1-14,2:17-18, 4:4-6

  4. Ways of reviving saints-The Word- Neh. 8:5-6, Prayer

Acts 2:42, Acts 4:31-32

The Stirring of Sanctuary- Habakkuk 3:2

  1. Revive the work- Place of worship

  2. Because of souls – Acts 2:41, 4:4, 2:47

  3. Because of stagnation – Proverbs 6:9-11

  4. Ways of reviving Sanctuary- Rom. 3:2, Rev. 2:5, II Pet. 1:5-10 

Bro. Mike Goodson

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