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Dunk Me

I have recently been given the topic to teach baptism. We know why most people talk about this subject, right? They want to press upon all the listeners how it is “very important” to be baptized. Why is it so important? So that it looks like a lot of people have been saved? It’s all […]

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Guilt-Ridden Sermon

So many times we think that hearing a good message is good enough. For example, if we hear a good, meaty, deep, convicting sermon or devotion or letter or book, then somehow we equate that with being saved, justified, faith, a relationship. If it challenges us then we did well. Why do we feel like […]

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An Altered View- Part 1

Judah watched me closely as I stumbled gracelessly from one car to the next; I was about to push my key into the lock of the wrong Chevy Suburban when he snatched the keyring from my grip, and dangled it just above me. “I think it might be best if I drive,” he smirked and […]

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The Error in Tithe

At Revive we recently talked about stewardship. Stewardship is what you do with God’s stuff. A big question that gets brought up here is: what do we do with tithe? Let’s first define the word tithe: tenth. This literally just means a tenth of your annual income. Tithing is talked about only a handful of […]

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Stewarding My Talent

Though I’ve only declared my love of writing for about ten years now, I’ve always harbored a love for storytelling, an adoration for the crispness and endless possibilities of the unbridled imagination. I certainly didn’t always feel too sympathetic about the cause of writing during my early childhood; I actually hated to submit to writing […]

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Doctrine in 5 Minutes

What have we learned? Some people are new to Revive, some have been here a while, and others hit or miss the group. I thought this would be a great time to recap what we have learned so far in a quick summary. Trinity: God Is We learned that God is three in one. He […]

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Guard Your Heart

I don’t know about you, but when I hear people say, “guard your heart”, I immediately picture a game of capture the flag.  I see: me devising a plan that will keep anything and everything from getting to my heart and stealing it.  I picture everyone and everything that can reach my heart as an […]

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Battlefield

A battle takes place every single day Not in other countries, Not far away This battle consumes and destroys One captain is happy and over joyed He thinks he has won But the fight is far from over Because I trust the Son. The battle is inside of us all Old, Young, Short and Tall […]

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Sovereignty

There is no question. Somehow, all of us know this to be truth; whether we declare it with our words or if we hold it deep within ourselves, reluctant to give voice to the actuality we’re afraid to admit. All of us know; we were born to know. God is sovereign. Many people deceive themselves, […]

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Confident like a Brat and Humble like a Servant

My wife, Kylie, and I were having a conversation just the other day about worrying. We are looking into buying a house and there are so many things that have to be done.  My wife got extremely stressed out. Later, she said that the one thing that was keeping her from continuing to be stressed […]

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