Easter @ Revolution Church

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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 ChangeWe 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 GloriousThis 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.
  • Be inviting people for Easter. Shoot them a text, make a call, an email (send them this), or send them an invite on Facebook.

Lastly, we are praying that Easter will be packed. This is a good thing because that means more people hear about the saving good news of Jesus.

Because of this, we want to make room in our parking lot for them by doing a couple of things:

  1. Carpool if you can.
  2. If you volunteer and arrive early, park on the east side of the school to open up more spots in the main parking lot.
  3. You can also park on Keesal Ave., east of the school.

Remember, we meet at 10am on Sunday mornings at 8300 E Speedway Blvd.

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Change Starts in 1 Week!

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What is something everyone needs, but few know how to get?

And usually when we need it… it’s too late.

Some people make more rules, trying to force it. Others give up because it seems too hard or just out of reach.

It’s discipline, perseverance, it’s daily choices, both big and small. It’s not impossible, but it’s not easy.

No matter what it is, what we all need is Change. 

Join us at Revolution Church this sunday as we kick off Change.

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Tonight @ Revolution || Stations of the Cross

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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.

This Weekend @ Revolution || God is Closer than You Think

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Our first time meeting on Easter Sunday morning at Revolution Church. This week is going to be epic!

Here are the things you need to know:

  • We are kicking off a brand new series on the book of John called Jesus Changes Everything
  • 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.
  • Be sure to read this, so you are prepared for Easter Sunday.

This is definitely a week you don’t want to miss at Revolution Church. So, bring someone with you (you never know when a simple invite will make an eternal difference).

Remember, we meet at 8300 E. Speedway Blvd. at 10am.

What You Need to Know about Easter Weekend @ Revolution

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Here are a few things you need to know about the first Easter Sunday (and weekend) at Revolution Church:

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

New Series Starts in 1 Week at Revolution

On Easter Sunday, we are kicking off a brand new series on the book of John called Jesus Changes Everything. 

Monday Morning Mind Dump…

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  • Yesterday was a rough day
  • We had the flu running through our house and I spent all morning waiting to get sick
  • Thankfully, it never happened, but the waiting is sometimes worse than actually getting sick
  • Consequently, I felt really distracted and off track at the beginning of my sermon
  • Not a good feeling when you are preaching
  • In God’s grace, I got more comments and texts about the sermon than any other sermon in our series on Ecclesiastes
  • Crazy how much this hit home for people today
  • I talked about idols of the heart and what it takes to live the life God created for you to live
  • If you missed it, you can listen to it here
  • Katie and I ate at a new place this past week for date night, The Abbey
  • Highly recommend it
  • A little pricey, so you need to be celebrating something, but really good food
  • The atmosphere with the view of the mountains is beautiful
  • Took our 2 oldest boys this past week to their first professional baseball game ever
  • One of them was bored in 5 minutes and the other was mad when we left
  • All around, a fun experience
  • Friday, Katie and I went to see Olympus has fallen
  • If you want an intense, action flick
  • This is it
  • Wow
  • 2 hours of adrenaline
  • Over the weekend I read through A Grace Revealed
  • I love Jerry Sittser’s writing
  • I read one of his other books in seminary and was blown away by it
  • A Grace Revealed is all about how God redeems your whole story and whole life
  • Really, really good
  • I couldn’t put it down
  • I’m really excited about this coming week at Revolution
  • We are having our first Easter Sunday service
  • Ever
  • To celebrate, we are kicking off a brand new series called Jesus Changes Everything
  • We are preaching through the gospel of John
  • This is the first time we’ve ever gone through a gospel at Revolution
  • Pretty excited about spending the next 9 months in John and unpacking what Jesus changes in our lives
  • On Good Friday, we will participate in the Stations of the Cross
  • If you have never done the stations, or if you have, you need to make plans to be there
  • It is a powerful experience
  • Getting away today for some solitude as I prepare for Easter
  • It’s been a busy spring and I need to do a better job of getting retreat days
  • The longer I lead Revolution, the more important it becomes to have regular times away to spend extended time with Jesus
  • I’d appreciate your prayers as I get ready for our new series and look ahead to what God is doing at Revolution
  • I’ve been thinking through what we’ll preach on after John, I think we might do the Song of Solomon
  • Not sure yet, but might do it

This Weekend @ Revolution || Making Plans in an Uncertain Life

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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.

Remember, we meet at 8300 E. Speedway Blvd. at 10am.