Monthly Archives: April 2009

Ask Pastor Matt

Fellow Insurgents,

If you want hard copies of the questions and answers from last weekend’s Ask Pastor Matt session then take a look at my blog where I’ve been posting them all week.

http://pastormattsblog.wordpress.com/

Also, remember that this weekend we begin our study of church leadership including an open discussion after the sermon. Be there.

Grace and peace.

Posted by Matt, Revolution Leadership Team.

Revolution: Worship-Grow-Serve.

This Weekend at Revolution…

is the grand opening of Revolution HQ at 315 Chillicothe Street in Portsmouth!!!

Come check it out at 6:30 during “Coffee & Community” and then stick around for our first service at our new digs.  It is a special “Ask Pastor Matt” with yours truly asking questions submitted by my fellow insurgents last week.

Afterwards, Ryan Rolfe & The World’s Most Dangerous Praise Band will lead us in worship.

Come as you are!

Revolution Church: Worship-Grow-Serve.

Posted by Matt, Revolution Leadership Team.

Mission Group Questions

The text this week is John 6:16-71.

Does the text make sense? Especially verses 37-39, 44? Does it bother you? Why?

What do you think of J.I. Packer’s statement, “A God whom we could understand exhaustively, and whose revelation of himself confronted us with no mysteries whatsoever, would be a God in man’s image and therefore an imaginary God.”

Be sure to cover the Gospel and who you are sharing it with or praying about sharing it with.

May God bless your time together.

A New Exodus

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This Weekend at Revolution…

will be our last at the old PHS Gym! I’ll preach on John 6:16-71. The sermon is called, “If You Want To Walk On The Water Then Repent You Arrogant, Filthy Sinner!” Once I’m done yelling, Ryan Rolfe and the World’s Most Dangerous Praise Band will lead us in worship.

As always, Coffee & Community begins at 6:30 and Justin Clark will bring things to order around 7:00.

Come as you are.

Posted by Matt, Revolution Leadership Team.

Revolution: Worship-Grow-Serve.

Mission Group Questions

Mission Groups will cover John 6:1-15 this week.  Please review the following quotes from Christopher Wright’s book “The Mission of God” and discuss.

We ask, ‘Where does God fit into the story of my life?’ when the real question is, ‘Where does my life fit into this great story of God’s mission?’

We want to be driven by a purpose that has been tailored just right for our own individual lives, when we should be seeing the purpose of all life, including our own, wrapped up in the great mission of God for the whole of creation.

We talk about ‘applying the Bible to our lives.’ What we would it mean to apply our lives to the Bible instead, assuming the Bible to be the reality—the real story—to which we are called to conform ourselves?

We wrestle with ‘making the Gospel relevant to the world.’ But in this story, God is about the business of transforming the world to fit the shape of the Gospel.

We argue about what can legitimately be included in the mission that God expects from the church, when we should ask what kind of church God wants for the whole range of his mission.

I may wonder what kind of mission God has for me, when I should be asking what kind of me God wants for his mission.”

As always, be sure to cover the Gospel and who you are sharing it with or who you are praying about sharing it with. 

Grace and peace.

This Weekend at Revolution…

We will have our very first Easter service. We will kick off with Coffee & Community at 6:30.

Justin Clark will open things up at 7 and I (Matt) will preach on John 6:1-15. The sermon is titled, “A New Exodus.” After I’m done ranting, Ryan Rolfe & The World’s Most Dangerous Praise Band will lead worship.

We will meet at the old PHS Gym on 8th & Waller Street.

Come as you are.

Posted by Matt, Revolution Leadership Team.

Revolution Church: Worship-Grow-Serve.