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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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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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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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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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The Unchurched Christian

Today we have a group of people saying that they are Christians because they believe in Jesus Christ as head, God, but fail to acknowledge the body. The body of Christ is the Church. The church is not a building, an event, a location, or a nation. The body of Christ is the children of […]

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