1 By Charles G. Finney
3 LECTURE I. - WHAT A REVIVAL OF RELIGION IS.
4 What a revival of religion is not - What it is - The agencies employed in promoting it.
5 LECTURE II. - WHEN A REVIVAL IS TO BE EXPECTED.
6 When a revival is needed - The importance of a revival when it is needed - When a revival of religion may be expected.
7 LECTURE III. - HOW TO PROMOTE A REVIVAL.
8 What it is to break up the fallow ground - How it is to be performed.
9 LECTURE IV. - PREVAILING PRAYER.
10 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.
11 LECTURE V. - THE PRAYER OF FAITH.
12 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.
13 LECTURE VI. - THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER.
14 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.
15 LECTURE VII. - ON BEING FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT.
16 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.
17 LECTURE VIII. - MEETINGS FOR PRAYER.
18 The design of prayer meetings - The manner of conducting them - Several things that will defeat the design of holding them.
19 LECTURE IX. - MEANS TO BE USED WITH SINNERS.
20 On what particular points Christians are to testify for God - The manner in which they are to testify.
21 LECTURE X. - TO WIN SOULS REQUIRES WISDOM.
22 How Christians should deal with careless sinners - How they should deal with awakened sinners, and with convicted sinners.
23 LECTURE XI. - A WISE MINISTER WILL BE SUCCESSFUL
24 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.
25 LECTURE XII. - HOW TO PREACH THE GOSPEL.
26 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.
27 LECTURE XIII. - HOW CHURCHES CAN HELP MINISTERS.
28 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.
29 LECTURE XIV. - MEASURES TO PROMOTE REVIVALS.
30 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.
31 LECTURE XV. - HINDRANCES TO REVIVALS.
32 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.
33 LECTURE XVI. - THE NECESSITY AND EFFECT OF UNION.
34 We are to be agreed in prayer - We are likewise to be agreed in everything that is essential to the blessing we seek.
35 LECTURE XVII. - FALSE COMFORTS FOR SINNERS.
36 The necessity and design of instructing anxious sinners - Anxious sinners are always seeking comfort - The false comforts that are often administered.
37 LECTURE XVIII. - DIRECTIONS TO SINNERS.
38 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.
39 LECTURE XIX. - INSTRUCTIONS TO CONVERTS.
40 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.
41 LECTURE XX. - INSTRUCTIONS TO CONVERTS (continued).
42 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.
43 LECTURE XXI. - THE BACKSLIDER IN HEART.
44 What backsliding in heart is not - What it is - What are its evidences - What are its consequences - How to recover from such a state.
45 LECTURE XXII. - GROWTH IN GRACE.
46 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.