It was unlike any Christmas we have ever experienced. It was unlike any delivery room ever experienced. Those things we know for sure, but what about the things we don’t know? Journey back with us as we familiarize ourselves with the sights, smells, and sounds of the very first Christmas.
The second divine birth is the one we know well. But what can we learn through the months and weeks leading up to the arrival of the Christ child? Join us this Sunday at Revive as we look deeper and experience the humanity and tension that must have been felt by those closest to the situation.
Who wrote these books? Why are they similar and yet so different? This week we will dive into the harmony of the Gospels and discover who wrote them and from what perspective they had while writing. We will also investigate the first of two divine births outlined in the New Testament. What role would it play and how was it instrumental in the coming of the Messiah? Join us, for week 2 of Life of Christ.
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” His name is Jesus, and during this extensive series, we are going to take an in-depth chronological look at the life of Christ. What can we learn from this man who would come from heaven to earth and ultimately, change the history of the world? We are about to find out! This is the Life Of Christ!
Have you ever stared at the dinner menu and played the game of “will it be enough?” in your head? Should I order an appetizer or maybe add a soup to my meal? We live in a culture that screams “not enough!” And then we encounter Jesus and he offers himself and says “I am all you need.” But is he? IS JESUS ENOUGH for your life? Join us at Revive this Sunday as we learn what can happen when there is only one item on the menu.
The word “rules” probably brings back memories that you had as a kid. When we went to school, we had rules, when we went home, we had rules and when we went to church, you guessed it, even more rules! Unfortunately, for many of us this is how we were raised in Christianity. That if you follow the rules, you can be a Christian. This Sunday at Revive, we will discover there is more than rules… when it comes to a relationship with Jesus.
When choosing things in life, we usually always go the route of comfort. It’s why we try on a pair of shoes or lay on the mattress before we buy them. We want to make sure everything is just right, that we don’t feel any pain or discomfort when we walk and sleep. But what happens when our desire for comfort, enters our pursuit of following Jesus. Join us this week as we dig deeper into the comfort level of the most recognizable symbols in all the world… the cross of Christ.
Most of us have the tendency when we have met people in this life, we say “we know them.” Met him or her once 20 years ago… but I know them. But how well can you really know someone you have only met once? Jesus desires a relationship that is beyond a random encounter in your every day life. Join us this Sunday as we learn what it looks like to CHOOSE INTIMACY.
Have you ever seen one of those car dealership commercials that says, “Anyone can buy a car here!” But then you look at the fine print at the bottom of the screen and see that “anyone” really means the people who pass their credit check? So, when Jesus invites “anyone” in Luke chapter 9… does he really mean what he says? Or is this just another disappointment after reading the fine print? Join us this Sunday at Revive as we discover what the OPEN INVITATION means when it comes to following after Christ.
The word fan is defined as “an enthusiastic admirer.” We are all fans of things in life, from our favorite sports teams to our favorite athletes. We will watch the games, buy the jerseys, cheer them on when they are winning, and look forward to next year if they are losing. We all understand what it looks like to be a fan. But is that what Jesus wanted from us when it comes to our relationship with him? This series will challenge us to think beyond “enthusiastic admirers” of God and prayerfully move us towards becoming fully devoted followers of Christ.
No one has a story just like you. No one can tell your story quite like you! Your story is just that… Your. Story. When you allow God to fully enter into your story, it becomes a beautiful narrative of grace, repentance, forgiveness, redemption, and genuine love. If you want to rescue those God has placed in your path, understand that your story in Christ is an important key to unlocking someone else’s chains and bondage. You need to be ready to TELL YOUR STORY.
Every Christ follower is called to make a difference. To be a light in a dark world and to share the love of Christ with those around us. But not everyone else is ready to open their ears to the message on your heart. Join us this Sunday as we learn about taking steps forward in sharing our faith, discerning when to wait, and discovering when it’s okay to walk away.
We have all been there: Whether it is a card game, a board game, bowling, diving into a pool of water, or standing in the on-deck circle. Everyone else has taken their turn, played their card, moved their piece, jumped off the edge, or had their swing…and now you’re up! You’re up. This is the message that Jesus gives to his followers immediately after the resurrection. How did they respond? How will we respond? Because right now… it’s our turn.
Easter always begs the question: Why did Jesus have to come to the earth only to have his life end in such a horrible death? Though Jesus came to do many things, His primary purpose for leaving heaven and coming to the earth was to perform a Search and Rescue Mission. He came to search for those who were lost and rescue them from a fractured relationship with his Father. At Revive, it is our goal to train up and live out the mission of Christ. Join us for RESCUE.
During the last few weeks of Jesus’s life, people were determined to eliminate the one thing they needed most. Over the last 2000 years, some things haven’t changed. We search for answers, try to fill the voids in our life with everything that the world has to offer. But what we need to most, is often times the thing we seek out the least. Listen as we discover that MORE OF JESUS is all we really need.
If you grew up in church and you hear the word “go” your mind will most likely go to what Jesus commanded, “Go into all the world and make disciples…” All Christians are called to be disciples, who make disciples, where they are. So where are you? Or maybe you should ask, “where am I created to go?” Our personal calling prompts us not just to serve where we are, but to be willing to reposition ourselves to go WHERE WE CAN BE MOST EFFECTIVE. It’s great to know who you are and what God wants you to do, but there’s a critical third step in the process of being made for more. It’s courageously stepping out and taking the risk to GO! Join us this week as we seek God’s will in where we should go.
What is God’s will for your life? I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with that question. We’ve all known those people who seem to know exactly what they are made to do and to accomplish in life. Realistically, most of us don’t have the earth-shaking, cloud-parting, voice of God experience when it comes to what He has uniquely called us to do. Which leaves the rest of us with the need to discover what He called us to do. What if I told you that God’s call and purpose for your life is both knowable and nameable? Would you be interested? Join us this week as we take a step towards discovering what God has uniquely created you to do.
A recent TED talk by physicist and entrepreneur Riccardo Sabatini demonstrated that a printed version of your entire genetic code would occupy some 262,000 pages, or 175 large books. Of those pages, just about 500 would be unique to us. Do you know what’s in your 500 pages? God has uniquely fashioned you and He knows the deepest core of who you are. Your unique design distinguishes you from every other child of God! Do you know who you are uniquely created to be? Would you like to know? Join us this week as we help everyone discover their unique identity in Christ.
Take a breath… minus one. It is estimated that the average person will take about 8 and a half million breaths in one year. What did you do with them? What will you do with the rest? As a follower of Christ, every breath you take matters. God has uniquely crafted and blessed you with gifts, skills, resources, and influence and every breath you take is a new opportunity to either use those blessings entrusted to you or not. Join us this Sunday for a powerful sermon that will make you question what you will do with the breaths you have left.
If you only ate one meal a week and tried to have it sustain you for six days... you would grow weak. If you ate healthy for 7 days and exercised, you would grow strong. It may seem like a silly statement, but for most Christians, this is what our spiritual week looks like. Join us this Sunday at Revive as we discover that a relationship with God is based on “Way More Than Sunday!”