Like everything else in this life, if you want to achieve something, you must take the first steps to making it happen. When most people pick up their Bible, their first question is, “Where do I begin?” Join us this Sunday as we look at ways to study God’s word and what you should do with it as you read it. If you want life change in your relationship with Jesus, this is a great place to start!
What makes the Bible real? Is it because mom and dad told you so? Maybe grandma took you to church when you were a kid and the pastor told you it was truly God’s word. Truth is, those reasons are unsatisfactory at best. Listen as we uncover the reliability of the Bible by putting it to the test.
Many people love to learn history. History of our cities, our state, our country and our world. We have TV channels, books, museums, and more - all dedicated to teaching us about our past. When it comes to the Bible, though, many people own one, but few know the history of it. In this week’s message, we will uncover the history of this book that sets the foundation of our faith. You’ll find that the Bible is much more than ancient words on a page; it is alive, active and useful in our lives today.
Growing up in the Hoosier state there are a few things that every person knows. We love basketball, car racing, corn, and the card game Euchre. Euchre is a Midwest staple and almost everyone there knows how to play it and some will boast that they have mastered it. Euchre is not just a fun way to pass the time, there is also something amazing we can learn from it as followers of Christ. Listen to find out what that lesson is and how we can apply it to our Christian lives!
A healthy life in Christ is experienced by those who continuously -day by day and week by week- grow spiritually toward Him. A regular fellowship of these kinds of followers, then, is what makes a healthy church. Though this would seem to be common sense, modern day Christianity is plagued by baby Christians with no interest in moving beyond the infancy stage of life. The result is spiritually unhealthy churches. Join us this Sunday as we look at moving to the next level in our spiritual walk and take one step closer to becoming a church filled with fully devoted followers of Christ.
Revive would like to encourage you to do your best to attend the next 3 services during our ReVISION series. It is important to us for everyone who calls Revive their church home to be able to answer three very important questions: Where are we? Where are we going? How are we going to get there? This week we will dive head first into the kind of church Jesus demonstrated, as well as the kind of church God has impressed on our hearts to be as we move forward. We hope to see you this Sunday.
What is the church all about? A question that can easily be answered by some and hard to answer by others. But what if the question was “What is YOUR church all about?” What is it about the church you attend that makes it different than all the other churches? What do they believe? What do they practice? What denomination is it? Why do they do this and why do they do that? So, what is Revive all about? We hope you will join us this week as we launch our new series "ReVISION."
We have a very special family service planned as we celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. We will continue our Journey by following The Star and learn from some pretty wise men that literally followed a star. We will look at the path they took to see the child who would grow up to be a man and forever change the world. We hope you will join us as we celebrate Christmas at Revive!
Every child loves the question that is asked either by mom and dad or the Santa at the mall, “What do you want for Christmas?” Their eyes light up and they share what they want with hopes that they will receive that gift on Christmas morning. For many of us, especially adults, during the hustle and bustle of all that goes into this time of year, we simply want some peace in our lives. Peace of mind, peace in our hearts and maybe just some peace and quiet. Listen as we continue our journey to Christmas and allow The Star to lead us to the only one that can bring us true peace… Jesus!
This week we are excited to take one step closer to Jesus during this advent season. Amidst all the shopping, putting up the tree, the parties, school programs and figuring out whose family and friends you are going to see and when, sometimes we miss the crucial aspects of Christmas. As we continue to follow the star toward Christmas, we are going to focus on a journey of joy and allow it to fuel our days and move us a little closer to God.
There are so many things about Christmas that we love! We love the lights that shine brightly inside and outside of the homes. We love the snow and cold outside and the warmth of a fire in the fireplace inside. One of the best things to love during this holiday season, is love itself. Listen as we celebrate the journey of love that traveled from heaven to earth and would result in the greatest gift for Christmas.
Let's be honest, sometimes the journey of life can get long and difficult. And this hectic time of year can pile on more challenges and stress. The good news is – there is hope!
Mary and Joseph took the first Christmas journey 2,000 years ago, and Jesus' humble birth was not what the people of Israel were expecting. The people were weary of waiting for their Savior. Sometimes we also give up too soon on what we're believing for.
Join us for this Advent series called The Star: A Journey to Christmas, featuring stories of people in the Bible and of people today in which God visits in unexpected ways. He fills our lives’ journeys with hope, love, joy, and peace, just as He did that first Christmas.
There are few things better than seeing 33 cars come around the forth turn at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and head down the main front stretch as the green flag flies. I remember as a kid having the hair on my arms stand straight up as I watched the cars shift into a different gear and reach unthinkable speeds. As we make the final turn in our series and shift into a new gear, we will learn what it looks like to be Abundant Givers!
During Jesus time on earth, he taught us many valuable lessons that are so important to our lives today. In a culture that is filled with a purchase and consume mentality, Jesus flips the script and shows us a better way. Join us this week as we change our perspective on the American lifestyle and take the first steps to Living in Abundance.
When you pursue something, it drives many aspects of our lives. People know what is important to us because they see us dedicate time, energy and resources into it. When we pursue God and put Him first, our lives start to change and instead of living a life of fear, we in turn live a life of freedom and generosity.
It’s interesting how much we prefer to focus on the sins we dislike the most, then expressly look down upon the people who struggle in those specific sins. THOSE people who do those things. Surely this was not the message Jesus died on a cross to fulfill! In our final message of the series, we will concentrate on HIS message, rather than our own. As it turns out, “Those people” He refers to might not be the same “Those people” we’ve been focusing on all along.
Imagine you hear about a random stranger halfway around the world that is so ill, they may die unless something drastically changes. What is your response? Do you have any at all? Now picture the exact same scenario, but change the ailing person to someone much more familiar to you: one of your own children; one of your parents; your spouse. It changes everything, doesn’t it? Everything in life is different when its personal. The church was designed to be personal - and it starts with you, and it starts with me.
What is it that stands in the way of God and the people He is desperately trying to reach? Would it shock you to learn the answer may very well be… the church? The church was designed to include everyone, yet for many it feels like an exclusive club that accepts only those who look and speak the part. Imagine with me, a church that does everything in its power to turn from an exclusive club to an inclusive family. Look out church… this might be a game changer.
When I was a kid, corporal punishment wasn’t the hot-button issue it is today, it was just the norm. Like all kids, my actions occasionally warranted reprimand, and my parents were no strangers to course correction. One time, I remember my Dad telling me “this is going to hurt me more than it’s going to hurt you.” And I thought to my young self, “I highly doubt that.” Discipline and course correction, though desperately needed, hurts. In this week’s message, we are going to discover that judgement and correction with the intent of restoration is not hate, but love. Sometimes, true love hurts.