If you could change one thing in your life and you knew it would work and knew it would be the right thing, what would it be?
Everybody has something they want to change, something they wish were different.
It isn’t that we can’t think of something. Our problem even isn’t a problem of desire to change.
The problem for many people is that they change the wrong thing.
Sunday we are kicking off a brand new series on the book of Galatians called Change. We will be looking at Galatians 1:1 – 5 if you want to read ahead and looking at how Jesus rescues us. But to rescue us, we need to know what exactly he is rescuing us from. This is where many people run into problems: they aren’t sure they are a sinner, they aren’t sure what they would change, they aren’t sure what is broken in their life.
Here are a couple of things happening I want you to know about:
Paul is teaching a new song this week called Grace so Glorious. This a powerful song that fits perfectly with our theme on Sunday and this series. Listen to it here and be ready to sing this powerful song.
The Stations of the Cross is on Good Friday, April 18th from 6 – 7:30pm. This is a powerful night of considering the cross and what Jesus did in our place.
We are having a baptism on Easter Sunday. If you have not taken this important step and would like to, or if you have questions about it, you can go here.
Good Friday is a day of remembrance when, as Christians, we solemnly reflect on the death of our Savior Jesus on a Roman cross to pay the penalty for our sin. It is a sober reminder of what we did to God before our joyous celebration of what God did for us—resurrect from death and conquer Satan, sin, and death—on Easter Sunday.
“No one takes my life from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”
– Jesus Christ (John 10:18)
This year at Revolution we will be walking through the stations of the cross. This journey takes us through the last hours of Jesus life and reminds us of His incredible sacrifice.
Join us anytime between 6:00 and 7:30 to walk through the stations.
*Due to the intense and serious nature of this activity, there will be a separate activity for children 10 and under for parents to take advantage of if they wish.
I’ll be preaching from John 1:1 – 15 if you want to read ahead. We’ll be looking at how God is closer than we think and because God is with us, how that changes our lives, what we go through, our reactions and our struggles.
Friday, we will be observing the stations of the cross. Don’t miss this powerful worship experience as we look at the final hours of Jesus’ life.
Here are a few things you need to know about the first Easter Sunday (and weekend) at Revolution Church:
It is going to be incredible. I say it every week and this week is no exception. Come to Revolution Church ready to see God do some incredible things.
Pray. Pray for the leaders who will be leading worship, preaching, leading in Rev Up and Planet Rev. Pray for guests who will come and hear the truth about Jesus and their need for him. Pray for open doors before handing out invite cards.
Good Friday we will be participating in the Stations of the Cross. This is a move at your own pace, worship experience. Childcare will be provided and you are free to come any time between 6 and 7:30pm on Friday night. The stations go through the final hours of Jesus’ life and bring us face to face in a powerful way as to what Jesus went through on our behalf.
Hand out invite cards. Don’t come to Easter Sunday by yourself. Every study says that Americans would go to church if someone would invite them, so make the ask. Use Facebook, pass out a card, send them an e-vite. But invite them.
Parking. Parking at Magee is somewhat limited and even on regular, non-Easter Sundays we can have a completely full parking lot. We can, however, open up a lot of spaces if we utilize the bus drop off lane on the east side of the building, along with parking along the curb on Keesal Ave (the street on the east edge of the school). With our regular attenders parking in these areas and leaving the more obvious spots in the school parking lot open, we will have plenty of room for guests and late arrivers to find a place.
Sunday. Be ready for guests. Say hi to people you don’t know. Be kind and courteous in the parking lot. Fill up the front to make room for guests who may come late.
We are nearing the end of our series Meaning on the book of Ecclesiastes. Since this book is in many ways a look at someone’s life through their journal, we are talking about facing death and the end of your life. What is interesting about Ecclesiastes 11:1 – 12:8 is not that the writer of Ecclesiastes talks about death, lots of people think about it and talk about it in our culture. It is that he comes at it from the angle of handling uncertainty in life.
Here’s what I mean:
If life is uncertain and you and I have very little control over anything, how do you handle that?
If you can’t control what others do, only how you respond, how does that change how you look at being sinned against?
If life could end at any time, how do you live life to the fullest?
Those are just a few of the things we are talking about this week.
Also, if you haven’t already, mark your calendars for Easter weekend at Revolution:
On March 29th we will be celebrating Good Friday by doing the Stations of the Cross. This is an incredibly powerful time as we come face to face with God’s love seen in the cross of Jesus.
On March 31st we will be celebrating our first Easter Sunday and kicking off a brand new series called Jesus Changes Everything on the book of John. Make plans to be there and who you will bring to these 2 incredible times (you never know when a simple invite will make an eternal difference).
Lots of great things happening at Revolution Church right now. I’ll see you this Sunday.