rEVOLution

V-E Day!

May 8, 1945, is known as Victory in Europe or V-E Day. That is the date that allied forces defeated the Nazi war machine bringing an end to WWII in Europe. For 77 years, Europe remained free from military conflict, but that call came to a sudden end in 2022 with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. These tragic events serve to remind us that permanent peace remains elusive. No political, military or diplomatic efforts have been able to produce a permanent…

The Battle of Golgotha

In his book, The Art of War, the great Chinese general Sun Tzu admonished his readers to “know thy enemy.” What is true in human warfare is also true in spiritual warfare. Join us for part 6 of Revolution where we take a deeper look at the enemy, how he was defeated, and the aftermath of his defeat. Passage: Ezekiel 28:1-19 & Revelation 12 Principles: Satan was not, is not, and never will be ___ __________. He was an ____________________…

Standby

“The end of days” sounds like the name of a dystopian Hollywood blockbuster, but it is a term frequently used in the Bible to describe the culmination of God’s redemptive work on earth. Join us for part five of Revolution as we consider Jesus’ teaching on what will happen, when it will happen, and what we need to do to be ready.  Passage: Luke 12:35 59 Principles: Four Responses to the Master’s delay: ____________ __________________ (Luke 12:42-44) ____________ __________________________ (Luke…

The Counterinsurgency

A counterinsurgency is an effort to overthrow a power that has taken control of a region or territory. In a world filled with war and violence, we have seen numerous insurgencies and counterinsurgencies throughout history. None compare, however, to the counterinsurgency Jesus launched 2,000 years ago. Join us for part four of Revolution where we will learn how Jesus shut down religion and launched a Revolution!  Passage: Luke 11:29-12:12 Principles: Jesus did not come to start a ________; He came…

Battle Lines

Few people like to be presented with an ultimatum. In a culture that resists the idea of absolute truth, the idea that something is either “true or false” is increasingly unpopular. But even a brief survey of the Bible reminds us that God often presents us with ultimatums. Join us for part 3 of Revolution where we will explore the battle lines between good and evil and the choice we all must make. Passage: Luke 11:14-28 Principles: There is no…

The Incursion

The cosmic battle to save human souls and restore God’s creation took a significant turn at the manger in Bethlehem. It was there that God secretly invaded the enemy’s territory and began the revolution. Jesus assembled a team of followers who began claiming territory for the Kingdom and casting out the enemy. Join us for part 2 of Revolution where we explore the incursion of earth by the forces of heaven and what that means for those of us who…

Cross Perspectives

The crucifixion of Jesus is the pivotal event in history. But what exactly happened on the cross that day?  Why does the death of one man, nearly two thousand years ago, still elicit complete devotion from some and derision from others? How did an instrument of torture and death become the single most popular icon in architecture, jewelry, and art? Join us for a series exploring the crucifixion of Jesus and the revolution it began.  For the word of the…