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!”
This past year my parents, Lyle and Carolyn Rosenberry, celebrated 50 years of marriage. It’s an achievement we don’t see very often today. How did they do it? What is the secret to their longevity as husband and wife? Come find out this Sunday as another set of Rosenberry’s take the stage to share their marriage testimony with us. Get ready to fight for the best, til death us part.
Recently, my daughter came home from school and said to me, “Daddy, boys are so different.” Indeed, they are! My girls are beginning to discover that while the other person in the ring also bears the image of God, it is expressed in different ways. Men look different, they feel different, they smell different, and they process differently. Join us this week as we learn how to strengthen our marriages by fighting to see things through his eyes.
Men, just when you thought you knew everything about your wife there was to know… you find out there is so much more to learn. In our lives together, there is endless value in understanding what is important to the other person In the Ring. Join us this week as we learn more about the intricacies of women, and discover how to strengthen our marriages by fighting to see things through her eyes.
When we step into the ring of marriage we bring with us the weight of our expectations – What life is “supposed” to look like, our hopes, and our dreams. In and of themselves, these desires are okay, but what happens when our unspoken expectations go unfulfilled? Before you throw in the towel, let’s take a moment to think about the other person in the ring. This week, we will be FIGHTING EXPECTATIONS!
The book of Revelation has been a topic of conversations, debates, arguments and let’s be honest… great confusion. But the end of God’s amazing book is not the end at all. In fact, we discover God is just getting started. What can we learn from this book of mystery? Join us this Sunday at Revive as we unlock some truth in a book that says so much.
Whenever we see a child who is lost, one of the first questions we ask is “Who do you belong to?” For some, it’s easy because they look exactly like their parents. As a believer in Christ, do you look like your father? If you don’t, then maybe we need to ask the question… “Who Do You Belong To?” We hope you will join us this Sunday as we discuss what it looks like to be child of God.
What we pursue truly determines who we are going to be in this life. For many, our pursuits are easily seen by the people that travel in our circles. But do they match what God wants for your life? Join us this Sunday as we dig into the first letter written to young Timothy and learn that the best things in life to pursue, may not be exactly what you think.
In the Old Testament, God was very specific when it came to the building of his tabernacle. Each detail was precise and they all had very specific meanings. Join us this week as we look at all the pieces of this holy structure and discover what happens when the Tabernacle Comes to Life!
Our relentless pursuit of God’s word takes us deeper into understanding God’s will and desires for our lives. The deeper you dig, the more Rooted you become as a follower of Christ. This 5-week series will take us into the final books of the Bible and reveal what God is trying to tell us. Join us for Rooted.