Revive resources

The REVIVE webpage is the place for you to access more exhaustive information and practical resources from our Sunday services. 


Every sermon series at Neighborhood Church consists of multiple weeks of additional content, ranging from Blogs and Podcasts, to Scripture meditations and book recommendations, all of which you can access below. 

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PLANTED: 

CULTIVATING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND OTHERS 

Past sermon series in 2022

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psalms: god is bigger than you think

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EASTER 2022


  • Revive Podcast Episode 65: The Passion Week


    Book of Zechariah - Out line of Book - YouTube The Bible Project


    Pastor Mike's Blog: Easter, It's More than Chocolate

    Holy Week Series of Events:

    • Palm Sunday - Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-10, Luke 19:28-44, John 12:12-18

    • Holy Monday - Matthew 21:12-13, Mark 11:15-17, Luke 19:45-46

    • Holy Tuesday - Mark 11:27-12:44, Luke 20:1-21:4

    • Holy Wednesday - Matthew 26:3-5

    • Maundy Thursday - John 13:1-34

    • Good Friday - Matthew 26:36-46, 26:57-27:14, Matthew 27:15-26, Matthew 27:27-31, Matthew 27:32-44, Matthew 27:45-55, Matthew 27:56-66

    • Easter Sunday - Matthew 28:1-20, Mark 16:1-20, Luke 24:1-53, John 20:1-21:25


    “Hosanna blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” - taken from Psalm 118:26


    Gospel of John 13 - Last super, most intimate description of Jesus spending time ministering to his disciples before his death and resurrection.


    Book - The Case For Christ by Lee Strobel

    Film version can be found on the Pure Flix website.

    Book - Case For Resurrection by Lee Strobel


    2 Corinthians 5:17 - "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"




  • Homiletic Hangout Episode 3: Easter


    Pastor Mike’s Blog - Let's Celebrate, It's Important - Highlighting Ecclesiastes 3:1-8


    Explanation of Passover and how it fits into Jewish history, and the Exodus:


    Meaning of Maundy Thursday - Etymology comes from the Latin word for "mandate," and Jesus' mandate to "love one another" from John 13:34.


    Neighborhood Church Khmer ministry for our Cambodian community, Pastor May presiding


    Neighborhood Church IGLESIA BÍBLICA COMUNIDAD for our Spanish speaking community with pastor Gonzales presiding


    Book 5 of Psalms preview - Bible Project Video


    Philippians 4:4Hebrews 10:24-25 - encouraging each other in joy


    Psalm 145:3 - “unsearchable” means that there is no end to searching who God is and getting to know Him, learning about who God is inexhaustible


    2 Peter 1:3 - “knowledge of Him”


    Quote: “...the end of discipline is not discipline, it’s delight!” - Pastor Justin McElderry

Mark: Following Jesus together



    • Revive Podcast Episode 55 - Mark 4:21-34


    • Why does Jesus speak in parables? Read Mark 4:1-20 to get the proper context!

    • Wisdom to live by: 1 Peter 3:15

    •  "But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect"

    • Connect to a Life Group at Neighborhood Church here
    • Revive Podcast Episode 56 - Mark 5:1-20
    • Pastor Mike's Blog - Don't Be So Mean

    • John Ch. 9 testimony of the blind man who Jesus heals

    • Exodus 3 where Moses is making is excuses to God

    • “Possession” speaks of “ownership” - when you ask Jesus into your heart, he Owns you now. 

    • Last Sunday's service at Neighborhood Church of Cypress

    • Pastor Mike provides on online resources explaining the possibilities of why Jesus cast the demons out into pigs

    • The book Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis - the extremes people delve into when referencing demons “two errors: either totally dismiss them, or see them everywhere.” 

    • 1 Peter - Satan is like roaring lion, using fear and intimidation, yet Jesus is greater... 

    • 1 John 4:4 - Jesus quotes scripture to battle devil… “he who is in you is greater than he…” 

    • Replacing lies with Truth! - 1 Pete 5:1-11 “Battle for believing the truth” 

    • Resources on Neil Anderson's website - "Battle in your mind" 
    • Revive Podcast Episode 57 - Mark 6:7-13


    • Pastor Mike's Blog - Defining Moments

    • Link to Moody Bible College - https://www.moody.edu/

    • Link to The Master’s Seminary - https://tms.edu/

    • Mark 3:14-15 - Jesus says “Be with me… then I’ll send you out” 

    • GK Chesterton “anything worth doing is worth doing badly” 

    • Good training aspect for missions: - Where is the local church going? Talk to church leaders.” 

    • Orange county rescue mission: link to homepage - https://www.rescuemission.org/

    • Read Biographies of various Missions - online or films  

    • William Kerry helped end the System of Sati - husband who dies, the live wife is cremated, too

    • Let the Nations Be Glad - John Piper

    • Talk to Neighborhood Church Missionaries when they are in town - Missions Week March 6th

    • Tony Rodriguez - India Mission
    • Revive Podcast Episode 58 - Growing in our Belief in Jesus - Mark 8:1-21


    • Pastor Mike's Blog - Let Love Happen

    • Mark 8: 19-20

    • Feeding of the 4,000 and the 5.000 - Jesus talks about the two instances separately

    • Mark 6:5

    • Jesus in his home town, 

    • Isaiah 35:5-6 Poem about Messiah (Jesus later quotes this=) 

    • If we believe Does our life show that believe? 

    • Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is…” “impossible to please God without faith …” 

    • Stories of Missionaries “Hudson Taylor” - Missionary to China

    • Biographies of other missionaries: William Kerry Albert Schwitzer

    • To build your faith - Learn more about who Jesus is? Read the gospels. 

    • Practicing stepping out in faith - is it a mission opportunity? Cuba, Greece

    • Our faith should always be based on the PERSON of JESUS, not based on a Miracle Confidence and trust in Jesus, while still processing emotions

    • Proverbs 3:5-6
    • Revive Podcast Episode 59 - Who do you say He is? - Mark 8:22-9:13


    • Pastor Mike's Blog - Engaging the Superpower of Empathy

    • Severe Mercy - book by CS Lewis

    • Join a Life Group and “lean into community.” 

    • Question to ask yourself: What is your most recent expectation that you want Jesus to address, but he hasn’t yet. Talk it out with God, pray regularly, let him know. 

    • It is important to attend a church that actively reads the Bible, and invites you to do so.

    •  Praying the Bible - book Donald Whitney

    • The Good and Beautiful God - book by James Bryan Smith  

    • iPhone App - Five Psalms - companion to book Praying the Bible
  • Revive Episode 60: Who Is The Greatest? - Mark 9:30-37


    Pastor Mike's Blog - The Power of Recognition


    Serving Opportunities at Neighborhood Church


    To keep a proper perspective, meditate on Matt 6:33


    Help at Trunk & Tweet at Cypress Church, the afternoon of Sunday April 10th

  • Homiletic Hangout Episode 1: What's your experience with Mission Trips?



    Pastor Mike's Blog - Seeking Peace in Christ


    For more information about missions at Neighborhood Church contact Lance Peterson at lance@funplaces.com


    Serving Opportunities at Neighborhood Church


    Help at Trunk & Tweet at Cypress Church, the afternoon of Sunday April 10th

  • Revive Podcast 61: Missions at Neighborhood Church


    Pastor Mike's Blog - Responsibility is a Good Thing


    To contact Lance Peterson regarding mission opportunities at Neighborhood Church you can email him at lance@funplaces.com


    Watch our March 6th church service to hear directly from our missionaries, specifically the Williams and Shook family who appeared in person


    Youthworld is a short term missions organization that Neighborhood Church associated missionaries, The Williams family, have worked with in Ecuador.


    The Shook family have worked with Mongolia, North Korea

    now heart for Refugees coming into Europe, partnering with Calvary Church of Santa Ana.


    Jesus calls his follows to some sort of mission, as explained in the Great Commission - Matt. 28:16-20


    Upcoming Neighborhood church missions opportunities:

    Cypress, Greece - fact finding

    Cuba

    Ecuador - 2023

    India - 2023?


    Mission trips most everywhere require an application, a valid passport, and vaccine shots.


    Faith Promise is a way to donate to Neighborhood Church that goes to support missions and missionaries, and short term trips with our church. 


  • Revive Podcast 62: Render Unto Caesar



    For more conversations about finances, we refer you to Dave Ramsey's website: https://www.ramseysolutions.com



  • Revive Podcast Episode 63: The Basics of Following Jesus


    Pastor Mike's Blog - The Beauty of Brokenness


    How do we define or understand love? Pastor Justin points us to 1 John 3:16-20 and 1 John 4:19-20. Be clear on what a Biblical Love is. Its purpose is not permissiveness, but must be rooted in the Word. Be guided by what the Bible says


    Book - Kingdom Race Theology - by Tony Evans


    For service and Missions opportunities contact Pastor Justin at justin@neighborhoodchurch.com

  • Revive Podcast Episode 64: The Value of Worship



    Pastor Mike's Blog - Let's Make Harmony Happen


    Coming Soon: Bob Vroon's book - Life beyond Life: Scriptures and Meditations About the Afterlife


    Good reminder in finding peace in life: “Life is Hard but God is Good," and "every sermon, at its core is about what God has done for us."


    Hebrews 4:14-16 - Jesus is our sympathetic high priest


    Support Ukraine through the EFCA