Fire in Your Heart is a story of revival that will stir your soul. Evangelist Sammy Tippit has preached throughout Eastern Europe, including Russia and has seen thousands of people in those countries find peace in Jesus Christ, despite persecution, oppression, and dwindling educational and job opportunities. Spiritual awakening has touched millions in Africa, South America, Korea, and Eastern Europe. Why, then, have Western Christians, the people who worked so hard to send Christianity eastward, become lukewarm? How can we regain the passion we once felt? Fire in Your Heart will gently show you the way to personal revival, using Scripture, history, and the experiences of men and women from communist Eastern Europe. Note that when links open, you will need to scroll down the page for the text.
Fire in Your Heart - Sammy Tippitt See excerpts below
- Chapter 1 - A Vision of Awakening
Let God send the fire of His Spirit here, and the minister will be more and more lost in his Master. You will come to think less of the speaker and more of the truth spoken… Let God but send down the fire, and the biggest sinners in the neighborhood will be converted; those who live in the dens of infamy will be changed; the drunkard will forsake his cups, the swearer will repent of his blasphemy, the debauched will leave their lusts- Dry bones be raised and clothed afresh, And hearts of stone be turned to flesh.--Charles H. Spurgeon ...
- Chapter 2 - The Necessity of Prayer and Awakening
There scarcely was a single person in the town, old or young, left unconcerned about the great things of the eternal world…and the work of conversion was carried out in a most astonishing manner and increased more and more; souls did as it were come by flocks to Jesus Christ. …This work of God as it was carried on, and the number of saints multiplied, soon made a glorious alteration in the town, so that in 1735 the town seemed full of the presence of God: it never was so full of love, nor joy, and yet so full of distress as it was then. There were remarkable tokens of God's presence in almost every house…God's day was a delight. The congregation was alive in God's service, in tears while the Word was preached; some weeping for sorrow and distress, others for joy and love, others with pity and concern for the souls of their neighbors. --Jonathan Edwards...
- Chapter 4 - Power for Witnessing
And oh, how I loved my Savior Christ then! I would have given all I had for Him! How I felt towards sinners that day! Lad that I was, I wanted to preach, and- Tell to sinners round, What a dear Savior I had found. --Charles Haddon Spurgeon...
- Chapter 5 - Motivation for witnessing
The wrath of God is like great waters that are dammed for the present. They increase more and more and rise higher till an outlet is given. The longer the stream is stopped, the more rapid and mighty is its course when once it is let loose. --Jonathan Edwards...
- Chapter 6 - Holiness - The Root of His Grace
Every man by his own natural will hates God. But when he is turned to the Lord by evangelical repentance, then his will is changed; then his conscience, now hardened and benumbed, shall be quickened and weakened; then his hard heart shall be melted, and his unruly affections shall be crucified. Thus, by that repentance, the whole soul will be changed, he will have new inclinations, new desires, and new habits. --George Whitfield...
- Chapter 7- Humility - The Soil of Grace
Paul was also branded by humility. Moths could not corrupt this God-given robe. He never fished for praise with humility's bait, but in the long line of sinners put himself first (where we would have put him last). What a heart's ease is the virtue of humility - the great joy of having nothing to lose! Having no opinion of himself, Paul feared no fall. He might have swaggered in the richly embroidered robes of the chancellor of a Hebrew school. But in the adornment of a meek and quiet spirit, he shines with more luster. Leonard Ravenhill
Let every day be a day of humility; condescend to all the weaknesses and infirmities of your fellow creatures, cover their frailties, love their excellencies, encourage their virtues, relieve their wants, rejoice in their prosperities, compassionate their distress, receive their friendship, overlook their kindness, forgive their malice, be a servant of servants, and condescend to do the lowliest offices of the lowliest of mankind. William Law...
- Chapter 9 - Overcoming Apathy
I cared not where or how I lived, or what hardships I went through, so that I could but gain souls to Christ. While I was asleep I dreamed of these things, and when I awoke, the first thing I thought of was this great work. All my desire was for the conversion of the heathen and all my hope was in God. David Brainerd...
- Chapter 10 - Hindrances to Awakening
When … Rowland Taylor, rector of Hadleigh, in Suffolk was stripped to his shirt and ready for the stake, he said with a loud voice, "Good people, I have taught you nothing but God's Holy Word, and those lessons that I have taken out of the Bible: and I am come hither to seal it with my blood." He then knelt down and prayed, a poor woman of the parish insisting, in spite of every effort to prevent her, in kneeling down with him. After this, he was chained to the stake, and repeating the 51st Psalm, and crying to God, "Merciful Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, receive my soul into Thy hands," stood quietly amidst the flames without crying or moving, till one of the guards dashed out his brains with a halberd. And so then this good old Suffolk incumbent passed away.- J.C. Ryle...
- Chapter 11 - True Worship - The Product of Awakening
Psalms are sweet for every age, and they create a bond of unity when the whole people raise their voice in one choir.' -Ambrose, Bishop of Milan
He who despises music, as do all the fanatics, does not please me. Music is a gift of God, not a gift of men . . . After theology, I accord to music the highest place and greatest honour. -Martin Luther...
- Chapter 12 - Discipleship - The Wineskin For Awakening
The lives of the Apostles, especially that of St. Paul, reveal an unusual and brilliant concept of missionary strategy They always went first to the great cities located on the trade routes From these centers their disciples and converts then travelled out to the towns beyond and there established churches which in turn established still others. ... Above all they founded congregations. The Apostles en- JOined upon their converts the responsibility to become the church. -William Stuart McBimie...
- Discipline Yourself
- Memorizing & Meditating on His Word
- Introduction to Inductive Bible Study
- Why Worship? - Ray Stedman (Or here)
- What Did We Come Here For? - Ray Stedman (Or here)
- A Call to Worship - CH Spurgeon
- Heavenly Worship - C H Spurgeon
- The Highest Occupation (Worship) Psalm 100 - Warren Wiersbe
- What Is Worship? - Developing a heart for God (Booklet from RBC)
- Quiet Time 7 Minutes With God
- Why Would Anyone Want To Be Holy? - What God expects
- The LORD Who Sanctifies - Jehovah Mekeddeshim
- Holiness by J C Ryle
- Holiness Quotes - Tozer, Moody, Spurgeon, O. Chambers, et al
- Perform a Greek Word Study - using Web tools
- Greek Quick Reference Guide - Greek verb tense, voice, mood
- Bible Versions How Literal is your translation?
- Interpretation - Is it Supernaturalistic? Naturalistic? Existentialistic?
- Basics of Bible Interpretation - Greek Hebrew Figures of speech