Wednesday, August 29, 2012

#iamrevolution - Week Three Notes: Difference Maker (August 26, 2012)


Pastor Caleb Hodges
August 26, 2012
Revolution Church

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:31-32

"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” Matthew 5:13


    "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16


About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Acts 16:25

Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody’s chains came loose. 27The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. 28But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” Acts 16:26-28


The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" 31They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved — you and your household." Acts 16:29-31

Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. 33At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his family were baptized. 34The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God — he and his whole family. Acts 16:32-34 

Monday, August 20, 2012

#iamrevolution - Week Two Notes: Overcomer (August 19, 2012)

I Am Revolution
Week Two: Overcomer
Pastor Kris Freeman
August 19, 2012

Text: Romans 8:31-37

With Christ, you are an OVERCOMER .

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one – for God himself has given us right standing with himself.

Who then will condemn us? No one – for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us. Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the scriptures say, for your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. (Romans 8:31-37)

You are hupernikao – to vanquish beyond recognition, gain a decisive victory, exceedingly more than a conqueror!

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here in earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

As an Overcomer…

1.     You fight to overcome with a conquering ATTITUDE .

We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)

In your strength, I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall. (Psalm 18:29)

2.     You fight to overcome with SUPERNATURAL weapons.

We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds or human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. (2 Corinthians 10:3-4)

We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. (2 Corinthians 4:7-9)

But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. (1 John 4:4)

At Revolution, here is how we overcome:

1.     We LIVE – and celebrate the powerful life change in Jesus Christ.
2.     We LOVE – and grow people in discipleship by loving God and His Word
3.     We SERVE – we get plugged in to give above ourselves and through ourselves to build others, build the church and glorify God!

We live in such a way that no one will stumble because of us, and no one will find fault with our ministry. In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God…we serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us imposters. We are ignored even though we are well known. We live close to death, but we are still alive. We have been beaten, but we have not been killed. Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything. (2 Corinthians 6:3-13)

When Jennifer and I shared our vision for Revolution Church for the first time, this was our scripture. What an amazing journey God has blessed us with! We are overcomers and you can overcome in Jesus name!

Monday, August 13, 2012

#iamrevolution Week One Notes: Masterpiece (August 12, 2012)

The following is the message notes from the first week of the #iamrevolution series at Revolution Church in White House, TN. The message video and audio will be up by Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at

See the message intro video at Revolution Church's page on Vimeo!

I Am Revolution
Week One: Masterpiece
Pastor Kris Freeman
August 12, 2012

Text: Ephesians 2:1-10

Without Christ, there is something WRONG with you.

Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil – the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.

But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us when he raised Christ from the dead. It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved! (2:1-5)

With Christ, you are God’s MASTERPIECE.

For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (2:6-10)

As God’s Masterpiece…

1.     You are created for the master’s PURPOSE .

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous – how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life is recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. (Psalm 139:13-16)

2.     You have EVERYTHING you need to do EVERYTHING God wants you to do.

By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. (2 Peter 1:3)

3.     God uses ALL THINGS in your life to bring about His purpose.

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (Romans 8:28)

Here’s the key – if you don’t like yourself – Let God REMAKE you.

So I did as he told me and found the potter working at his wheel. But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so he crushed it unto a lump of clay again and started over. (Jeremiah 18:3-4)

At Revolution, this is Who We Are:

1.     We are Authentic.
2.     We are Passionate.
3.     We are Generous.
4.     We are Servants.
5.     We are Family.

He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession. (James 1:18)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Break Free from Financial Captivity (notes)

Good morning! The following blog contains sermon notes from Sunday at Revolution Church - featuring week four of the series, Break Free. This week, we dealt with Financial Captivity, and the message contained many scriptural references to help you learn to be both a cheerful and an intentional giver and break free from the financial constraint you may face every day.

In addition, check out the following financial resources from our friends at Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University to help you plan, budget and grow together as a giving family.

Online Budget Tools
Financial Peace University
Budgeting Software
My Total Money Makeover

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Check out the message and be blessed!

Pastor Kris

P.S. A video link to this message will be posted here by Tuesday, August 7th.


Break Free: Financial Captivity
August 5, 2012
Pastor Kris Freeman
Revolution Church

Scripture: Luke 21:1-4

While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. I tell you the truth, Jesus said, this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.

1.     Satan wants you to serve MONEY .
2.     God wants you to serve HIM .

No man can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. (Matt. 6:24)

For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy 6:10)

People who love and trust in money:
1.     Never have enough – Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever has wealth is never satisfied with his income (Eccl. 5:10)
2.     Have money in the bank, but no peace in their hearts – Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil (Proverbs 15:16)
3.     Find it increasingly difficult to give big – Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability (2 Corinthians 8:2-3).

Breaking Free from Financial Captivity starts with the right MASTER .

You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God (2 Corinthians 9:11)

You must be an INTENTIONAL giver.

aBegin with thanksgiving (1 Thessalonians 5:14-22)
bRecognize the blessing (2 Corinthians 9:7)
c Put God in the budget (Proverbs 22:7)

1.     I will intentionally return to God what BELONGS to God .

A tithe of everything, from the land, whether grains from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord. (Leviticus 27:30).

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. (Malachi 3:10a)

2.     I will Intentionally put God FIRST .

The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives. (Deut. 14:23)

3.     I will intentionally give as an INCREASE of my faith.

Test me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. (Malachi 3:10b)

But just as you excel in everything, see that you also excel in this grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:7).

Note: Resources complied from the New Living Translation of the Bible, and additional resources from Elevation Church (Pastor Steven Furtick, Break Out Series) and (Pastor Craig Groeschel, How to Be Rich series).