2016 Teachings

The Mamas and the Papas
Christmas 2016

The focal point of Christmas is without a doubt the birth of Jesus Christ. But what about the road to Christmas? Just who were these groovy parents of Jesus and his cousin John the Baptist? Join us this Christmas Season at Revolution Church as we travel the road to Bethlehem for our teaching series the Mamas & the Papas.

The Mamas and the Papas – Week # 1: Joseph

The Mamas and the Papas – Week # 2: Zechariah

The Mamas and the Papas – Week # 3: Mary

The Mamas and the Papas – Week # 4: Elizabeth

The Mamas and the Papas – Christmas Eve: Miracles

The Mamas and the Papas – Christmas: Throne of Lies

The Mamas and the Papas – New Year’s Day: New Year’s Resolution

The Radical Middle
Fall 2016

How can they think that way?!? Ever ask yourself that question? In a time of polar extremes, verbal jabs, and social media throw-downs, what about something radical? What about engaging in conversations without attacking? What about something so radical like middle ground? Join us this fall at Revolution Church as we look at the process, the principle and the polar extremes of the radical middle.

The Radical Middle – Week # 1: The Process

The Radical Middle – Week # 2: The Principle

The Radical Middle – Week # 3: Engaging the Polar Extremes, Part One

The Radical Middle – Week # 4: Engaging the Polar Extremes, Part Two

Fall 2016

Lunch. Churches love lunch. Why? Because it’s one of Jesus’ best miracles. He had a group of people – 5,000 or better the Scriptures tell us – and like all people do, they became hungry. When they became hungry the church had a dilemma – what to do? Send them away, find out if people had loose change, or seek a miracle? Thankfully Jesus showed them the way – to take the abundance of what they were given and ask that it be multiplied. Lunch was bigger than just a meal. It was a training event on what it means to be the church. Join us this fall as we explore the story of the first lunch the church ever had, and what it means for us today.

Lunch – Week #1 (Sorry, no recording available)

Lunch – Week #2: Ministry of Multiplication

Sitting in 8B – Having Conversations that Matter
Early Fall 2016

We travel to places every day. Those places are full of people – people with whom we are able to have conversations that matter. Workplaces. Soccer games. Grocery stores. Restaurants. Even airplanes. If you had the best news in the world – news that could heal, change a life, inspire and give hope, and give a window into the world beyond, wouldn’t you want to share it? Sure you would. Join us this fall as we explore the story of some friends who brought a man to Jesus which changed his life forever.

Sitting in 8B – Week # 1: People Are Searching

Sitting in 8B – Week # 2: Friends Are Seeking

Sitting in 8B – Week # 3: Critics Are Slamming

Sitting in 8B – Week # 4: People Rise Again

The Road to Recovery
Late Summer 2016

Often when we hear the word recovery, we associate it with things like substance abuse and addiction, but the truth is, we all are in need of recovery of some kind. Have you ever eaten more than you knew you should? Have you ever binged on Netflix when you knew you should be doing homework or chores (or sleeping)? Do you ever know the right thing to do but don’t do it? Don’t feel alone. We all deal with life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. How often our good intentions remain un-acted upon, while our poor actions seemingly rule over us! Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous but the sinners.” (Mark 2:17) Join us this August – September as we journey through the teachings of Jesus to find true freedom on our own Road to Recovery!

The Road to Recovery – Week # 1: Realize

The Road to Recovery – Week # 2: Earnestly Believe, Consciously Commit

The Road to Recovery – Week # 3: Housecleaning + Transformation  (Download the Moral Inventory)

The Road to Recovery – Week # 4: Evaluating Our Relationships

The Road to Recovery – Week # 5: Reserving Daily Time with God

The Road to Recovery – Week # 6: Using Our Pain to Help Others

God in Search of Us
July 2016

One of the most fundamental questions of our lives is whether or not there is something or better yet someone beyond what we can see, feel, or hear. This question drives many people to a quest, a search, a desire to know whether or not there is a God. People’s search for God is part of every religion. Christianity is very different however. Yes, there is a search for God – people wanting to see, feel, or hear God’s presence, power, or voice. But even more we come to realize that it’s God’s search for us…

Join us this July at Revolution Church for our teaching series God in Search of Us. Stop. Listen. Be found.

God in Search of Us – Week # 1: Searching…

God in Search of Us – Week # 2: Missing (Sorry, no recording available)

God in Search of Us – Week # 3: Following

God in Search of Us – Week # 4: Covenant

lazyLazy – A Lesson in Diligent Faith

Sometimes it’s easy to check out; to let our guard down; to let our routines and schedules take a back seat to the lazy days of summer.  But Scripture warns us to be wise and to redeem the time God has given us.  Join us the first week of July, as we explore what it means to have diligent faith this Summer.

Lazy – A Lesson in Diligent Faith

The Seven Churches of Revelation
May-June 2016

Seven cities. Seven stars. Seven churches. Revelation is a letter from Jesus, written by John, and was addressed to seven churches. The words to the seven churches? Correction, commendation, and call to perseverance. Some churches were living for Jesus, some churches were living for the Friday night parties, and others weren’t living at all. What can we learn from these churches? Lots. Why? None of them exist any longer. Join us May and June for our teaching series on the seven churches of Revelation and be challenged to grow and persevere through good times and bad.

Revelation – Week # 1: Right Ministry, Wrong Reason – The Church at Ephesus

Revelation – Week # 2: Smyrna – Faithful to Death Itself

Revelation – Week # 3: Pergamum – Good Deeds, Bad Doctrine

Revelation – Week # 4: Thyatira – Heavy on Tolerance + Light on Truth

Revelation – Week # 5: Sardis – The Church of Keeping Up Appearances

Revelation – Week # 6: Philadelphia – Faithful Until the End (Sorry, no recording available)

Revelation – Week # 7: Lukewarm in Laodicea

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Spring 2016

Be number one! Win the trophy! Climb to the top! It’s funny what our culture does with the desire to be number one. In some circles competition is discouraged. We don’t keep score. We say that everyone is a winner. But it’s all smoke in mirrors. People do keep score. People want to be number one. Is it a bad thing? No. We should want to be our best. Do our best. Realize the potential God has given us. But we can’t be number one at everything. And even more, what if God desires we be number one for a purpose bigger than our own glory? Join us this Spring at Revolution Church for our series First.

FIRST – Week # 1: Realizing Who Is Really First Place – Jesus

FIRST – Week # 2: Not Everyone Is A.P.

FIRST – Week # 3: The Reason Why Most People Aren’t Doctors & Artists

FIRST – Week # 4: My Dad Is Tougher than Your Dad

FIRST – Week # 5: The Reason We Have Unfortunately Given Some Jobs Greater Prominence

FIRST – Week # 6: The First Place Way of Love

Lent 2016

Seeing is believing.  But what if you have the wrong picture?

The Hebrew people saw the acts of God over a history of nearly 2,000 years. And then a Hebrew named Jesus showed up. The claims were radical: more than an angel, fully God and fully human, killed on a Roman cross and raised from the dead to everlasting life. And the biggest of all? The author of salvation and everlasting life. Imagine, in the blink of an eye, everything you believe being rocked. That’s the Book of Hebrews.

Hebrews – Week # 1: Jesus, Greater than the Angels

Hebrews – Week # 2: Jesus, Fully Human

Hebrews – Week # 3: Jesus, Our High Priest

Hebrews – Week # 4: A New Covenant

Hebrews – Week # 5: The Perfect Sacrifice (Sorry, no recording available)

Hebrews – Week # 6: Trusting Jesus

Hebrews – Week # 7: Resurrection Sunday

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Laboratory: Examining Scripture Reading + Prayer
Winter 2016

Read your Bible. Pray.
You hear it all the time. But how do you do it?

Join us for a two-week interactive teaching series that will help you experience different ways of growing closer to God through Scripture reading and prayer.

Laboratory – Week # 1: Read Your Bible

Laboratory – Week # 2: Pray

Laboratory Series Resources

Are you ready to dive deeper into scripture reading and prayer?  Check out these resources to continue your study, as mentioned throughout our series…

Celebration of Discipline – by Richard Foster

The New How to Study Your Bible – by Kay Arthur, David Arthur, Pete DeLacy

FaithLife Study Bible App

Forgiveness Series Graphic JPGForgiveness: Leaving Your Luggage Behind
January 2016

Now there’s a word.
We all need it. We all seek it. We all want it.

But how do we find it? How can we grant it? How do we experience it?
Is there a time when we can forgive, but decide not to be hurt again?
This January find out how to find the healing your heart wants and needs.

Forgiveness Week # 1: Starting with the Heart Surgeon

Forgiveness – Week # 2: Receiving Forgiveness

Forgiveness – Week # 3: Seeking Forgiveness from Others

Forgiveness – Week # 4: What to Do When Someone Has Hurt You