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. 

STEPPING OUT: THE BOOK OF ACTS

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  • Revive Podcast Episode 136 - Stepping Out With Purpose

     


    Neighborhood Church Sunday Service Cypress Campus


     

    Neighborhood Church Sunday Service Los Alamitos Campus


     

    Monthly Prayer Guide for November 2023


    Pastor Mike's Blog - Taking Time to Be Thankful

     

    Acts 1:8 - Great commission


    Acts 1:9 - they were all going into heaven and not doing anything


    Acts 2:42-47 - Believers are having great fellowship and having favor and Lord added to their numbers


    Mike - "We need to understand who Jesus is, and looking outward"


    Matthew 22:37-39 - love God, love neighbors


    Acts 28:31 - Paul in prison, but he taught about Jesus


    Acts 17:22-31 - Paul says God knowns exactly where people are born, he orchestrates


    Proverbs 16:9 - a man establishes his steps but God directs his path


    Human beings can "quench the Holy Spirit" (1 Thessalonians 5:19-22) and also they can "grieve the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30-32)


    2 Corinthians 10:5 - Hold every thought captive

  • Revive Podcast Episode 137: Empowered by the Holy Spirit



    Sunday Service Neighborhood Church Cypress



    Sunday Service Neighborhood Church Los Alamitos



    Pastor Mike’s Blog - Taking Time to be Thankful


    Question What is Pentecost?


    Acts 2:1-12 - reversals - undoes the Tower of Babble, Peter steps up and preaches,


    Acts 1:4-5 - anticipating the promise of the Father - expectancy


    Peter’s sermon cites prophecies from the Old Testament found in Joel 2:28-32, Psalm 16:8-11, and Psalm 110:1


    Matthew 5:14-16 - be the light to the world


    Ephesians 2:10 - We are God’s handiwork, created for a purpose.


    What does the word Pentecost mean


    Pentecost occurred during the Feast of Weeks to symbolize the first “harvesting of souls”


    John 3:16 - we should love all people because God so loved the world


    Matt 28:19 and Acts 1:5, 8 - Jesus explains it that he will empower them


  • Revive Podcast Episode 142: Stepping Out with Generosity









    Some More Questions regarding Ananias and Sapphira


    Chiastic literary structure found in Acts 3 and Acts 5

    The concept of Generosity found in Scripture


    Joshua 7 - story of Achan


    Romans 6 - consequences of sin


    2 Corinthians 8:9 - For our sake Christ became poor, though he was rich


    Phil. 2:1-11 - Being generous and giving like Jesus

  • Revive Podcast Episode 143: Stepping Out in Power





    Sunday Service Cypress Campus



    Sunday Service Los Alamitos Campus




    Pentecost - What happened that day?



    Pastor Mike's Blog - To Grow is To Change

    Meaning of a sign and the meaning of a wonder Sign - Duet. 29:2-6

    Psalm 139 - God has a purpose and plan for our lives

    Acts 5:16 - all the people were healed

    As the miracles were happening, those weren’t covered in much detail, but WHO JESUS is is really covered

    Story of Ananias and Sapphira is explained right before Acts 5:1-11

    2 Kings 5:1-14story of warrior Naaman

    Ruth Graham’s gravestone engraved with “end of construction

    Oswald Chambers - “With God there is no mundane” - take time and mediate on the cross and the miracle of that and what Jeuss did for me

    Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord and lean not on yourself!

    James 5:16-17 - prayer of a righteous man availeth much

    1 Thees 5:17 - Pray without ceasing

    Jesus said - Seek, nock and ask - Matthew 7:7-8

    2 Corinthians 12:1-10 -Paul prayed for “thorn in the flesh”

    Article about Signs & Wonders from Got Questions

    What was Solomon’s Porch in Acts?

    Psalm 139 - God has a purpose and plan for our lives

    Acts 5:16 - all the people were healed


  • Revive Podcast Episode 144: Stepping Out to Solve Problems



    Sunday Service Live at Cypress Campus



    Sunday Service Live at Los Alamitos Campus



    Pastor Mike Blog - To Grow is to Change


    Ethnic conflict existed even in the early Church, but the Holy Spirit was making room for the Church to be inclusive of all ethnicities.

    The Gifts of the Spirit are dispersed throughout the Church so that we can all help, support, and edify each other, and ultimate point back to the Lordship of Jesus!

    Disciples really needed to focus on preaching the word, because there was no New Testament at this time

    Romans chapters 9-11 - Paul speaks of other ethnicities being "grafted in" to the lineage of the Jewish inheritance of God's Kingdom  


    Both Jews and Gentiles are reconciled to God through Christ - Ephesians 2

    Our faith story is meant to shine out and bless others, like a City on a hill - Matthew 5:14

  • Revive Podcast Episode 145: Stepping Out Under Persecution
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poa3Ye9hIrY&list=PLaB91W9SIHFqF1jKUKJDW9toGu5gaT7gn&index=4


    Sunday Service at Cypress
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ck6ihPv3yA
     

    Sunday Service at Los Alamitos
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=neighborhood+church+los+al
     

    Pastor Mike’s Blog
    https://messagefrommike.wordpress.com/

    Acts 6:10 - They could not withstand the power of the Spirit as Stephen laid out messianic history

    Sanhedrin - group of 71 people or so
    group made up of of Sadducees - wealthy class who worked with Roman politicians, and also the Pharisees

    Acts 7:1 - Stephen is charged and asked to give his defense

    Ajith Fernando - wrote NIV study guide
    https://www.accordancebible.com/produ...

    Do we put our faith in “answered prayer” or in the “one who answers prayer?” - Pastor Mike

    Acts 7:48 - God does not dwell in house made by human hands

    Psalm 145:3 - God is unsearchable

    Take time to Soak in the majesty of God with The Pause App
    https://www.pauseapp.com/

    What is God’s plan? - You can see in Stephen and Phillip, to be filled with God’s Spirit and fulfill his plans. - Follow the Teachings of Jesus - Ecclesiastes says Follow laws of God.
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+12%3A13-14&version=ESV

    Matt 22:35-40 - - Love God and Love your Neighbors
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matt+22%3A35-40&version=ESV

    Make disciples of nations (Matt 28:18-20) being guided by Holy Spirit on how that plays out for us individually
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matt+28%3A18-20&version=ESV

    Acts 7:51 - Stephen says “you resist the Holy Spirit”

    1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 - do not quench the Holy Spirit

    1 Corinthians 6:19 - the holy Spirit now dwells within us - so do we listen?

  • Revive Podcast Episode 146: Stepping Out in the Holy Spirit



    Sunday Service Cypress




    Sunday Service Los Alamitos



    Pastor Mike Blog - Let's Listen


    Article about quenching and grieving (resisting) the Holy Spirit


    Article about who were the Sadducees during Jesus' time


    Article about biblical circumcision


    Who was Philip in the book of Acts?


    Who was Simon the Sorcerer?


    Acts 8:9-25 - Simon the Sorcerer's story


    S.O.A.P. - A helpful Bible Study Tool


    Explanation of B.E.L.L.S. - 5 methods of Missional habits





  • Revive Podcast Episode 147
    https://youtu.be/6t-fn75UB_M


    Sunday Service Cypress
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMgCBttH2o8


    Sunday Service Los Alamitos
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyTeqcWj2Vs


    Pastor Mike Blog - Let's Love More
    https://messagefrommike.wordpress.com/2024/02/14/lets-love-more/


    Article on Quenching the Holy Spirit
    https://www.gotquestions.org/quench-Holy-Spirit.html


    Article about being filled with the Holy Spirit
    https://www.gotquestions.org/Spirit-filled.html


    Acts 6 - Apostles elected helpful men to help distribute food to widows, this included Steven and Phillip
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%206&version=NIV


    Acts 1:8 - Jesus says you will go to further part of world
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+1%3A8&version=NIV


    Questions - who was Ethiopian eunich?
    https://www.gotquestions.org/Ethiopian-eunuch.html


    Deuteronomy 23:1 - a eunich could not enter the temple area in the Old Testament Law
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy%2023%3A1&version=KJV


    Eunuch reads out of Isaiah 53 and tries to understand who the passage is talking about, and Phillip says "it's Jesus!" - Acts 8:26-40
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+8%3A26-40&version=ESV


    Isaiah 56:4-6 ays that God will provide way to include eunuchs and gentiles to be adopted into the kingdom of God
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+56%3A4-6&version=ESV


    Ethiopian was seeking - Jeremiah 29:13-14 - I will be close when you seek me with all your heart
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah+29%3A13-14&version=NIV


    Titus 3:5-7  - we are not saved by our gifts, but by the works of the Holy Spirit
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Titus+3%3A5-7&version=ESV


    1 Peter 3:15 - always be ready to provide a defense
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Peter+3%3A15&version=ESV


    SOAP - definition
    https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/portmacquarie/news/2020/07/01/bible-reading-resources-soap-method/#:~:text=stands%20for%20Scripture%2C%20Observation%2C%20Application,and%20very%20easy%20to%20reproduce.

    1 Corinthians 10:5 - hold every thought captive to word of God
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2010%3A5&version=KJV


    Youtube clip - Erik Little Chariots of Fire
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ile5PD34SS0&t=14s


    John 10:14-18 - my Sheep hear my voice
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+10%3A14-18+&version=NIV


    John 7:17 - IF you are willing, follow Jesus
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+7%3A17&version=NIV


    William Carey - known as the Father of modern Missions
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Carey_(missionary)#:~:text=His%20mission%20counted%20some%20700,%22India's%20first%20cultural%20anthropologist.%22


    Luke 24: 13-35 Road to Emmaus
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2024%3A13-35&version=NIV


    Beyond the Surface - Lent Devotional online link
    https://www.neighborhoodchurch.com/series



  • Revive Podcast Episode 148: Stepping out in Bravery



    Sunday Service Neighborhood Church Cypress




    Sunday Service Neighborhood Church Los Alamitos



    Acts 9 - Ananias learns about Saul's conversation


    Caravaggio Painting - Paul on road to Damascus


    Matthew 23 - Jesus gives "woes" to the Pharisees


    Luke 4:17-21 - When Jesus opens the scroll and says today this passage in Isaiah is fulfilled in your day


    2 Corinthians 5:17 - God is making a new thing out of us


    Acts 11 - Peter's report and the adjustment of having gentiles come into the Christian faith without having to be "judiazed" first

    Corinthians 12 - Paul's thorn in the flesh

    Film - Paul the Apostle of Christ



    Pastor Justin quote - "Spiritual Warfare, replacing the lies of Satan with the truth of God."

    Acts 26:14 - Paul why do you kick against the goads - Paul was being goaded a long time

    John 3 - Nicodemus “aren’t you a teacher of the law and don’t you know?”

    1 John 1:9 - Confess our sins, Jesus is faithful to forgive

    Psalm 51:4 - against you have I sinned God

    Acts 9:11 - Paul was praying - he was interacting with God for a long time

    Book - Lead with Prayer by Ryan Skoog, Peter Greer, and Cameron Doolittle

    S.O.A.P. Bible study method

    Romans 8:31-39 - nothing can separate us from the love of God

  • Revive Podcast Episode 149: Stepping out in Newness


    Sunday Service Cypress Campus


    Sunday Service Los Alamitos Campus


    Pastor Jamie Bambrick - pastor in Ireland


    Rich Mullins - The Maker of Noses


    Jeremiah 17:9 - the heart is desperately wicked


    Blesses are poor in spirit - Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5


    CS Lewis - severe mercy


    Edward Kimble - 1800’s who’s student was Dwight Moody

  • Revive Podcast Episode 150: Stepping out in Following the New Ways of the Spirit


    Sunday Service Cypress Campus


    Sunday Service Los Alamitos Campus


    Acts 11:19 - The early Christians were scattered after the persectution when Steven was stoned to death


    Drive Through History Video Link



     

    Believers in Antioch were the "anonymous" role players


    Romans 11:11-24 - gentiles grafted into the vine


    Acts 1:8 - lineage of the uttermost parts of the World


    Genesis 12:1-3 - Prophecy to Abraham, ALL people will be blessed through him


    Matthew 5:13-16 - we are the Light of the world


    Easter Week Schedule at Neighborhood Church website


    Pastor Mike's Blog - Not Fearful but Fearless


    Isaiah 43:18 - Remembering not the old things


    Article about Biblical Damascus


    Artical about Sir Nicholas Winton

  • Revive Podcast Episode 151: Stepping out in Prayer




    Sunday Service Cypress Campus




    Sunday Service Los Alamitos Campus




    Pastor Mike's Blog - Easter, Beyond the Surface


    Acts 12:5, 14-16 - The Church was earnestly praying for Peter, but they were shocked when they saw him


    Charles Stanely - God never says “No,” He says "I got something better for you"


    Martin Luther - “When you ask God for something, he gives you something better"


    Mike Wilson - “Untested Faith is of no value”


    1 Thessalonians 5:17 - Pray without ceasing


    Isaiah 43:18-19 - Do not dwell on past Behold I am doing something new, do you perceive it


    Jesus came as “Suffering Servant” - Isaiah 52:13-53:12


    Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz


    “The Spirit of the Law is important, not the letter of the Law" - 2 Corinthians 3:6


    Jesus discusses David eating during the Sabbath - Matthew 12:3-8


    Article on David eating the showbread in the Old Testament


    Jesus talks about the Holy Spirit, saying he will come but not call attention to himself - John 16:13-15


    Acts 12:24 - “the church kept growing”


  • Revive Podcast Episode 154: Stepping Out on Mission



    Sunday Service Cypress Campus



    Sunday Service Los Al




    What are the two Antioch cities all about?


    Why did Saul change his name to Paul?


    "God gives us a quest: I want you to discover my Will" - Pastor Mike


    Pastor Mike's Blog: Get Used to the Difference


    Acts 13 is our passage for today


    Matthew 22:34-40 - Love God Love Your neighbor is the basics


    What does it mean to Intentionally Listening to God- Mike


    Bar-Jesus the Magician - Acts 13:4-12


    Paul and Barnabas sail through Pamphylia - Antioch Paideia Acts 13:13


    When he “Me Monster Roars - it’s hard to hear from the Holy Spirit


    Ephesians 4:30-32 - Grieving the Spirit is when we are in sin


    1 Thessalonians 5:19 - Quenching the Spirit is we are so focused on ourself and we “take the wheel” away from God


    Acts 13:17-41 - Paul goes through Jewish history


    Acts 11:19-26 - Antioch church is geared toward listening to the Holy Spirit - Barnabas was originally sent, and invited Paul to help him


    John Mark is introduced here - Acts 13:13


    What the Holy Spirit does:


    What the Bible says about fasting:


    An article about who John-Mark is in the Bible:


    List of 351 prophecies of Messiah/Jesus in the Old Testament fulfill in

    Jesus of Nazareth:


  • Revive Podcast Episode 155: Stepping Out Despite Opposition


    Sunday Service Cypress Campus


    Sunday Service Los Alamitos Campus


    Acts 14 - In these non-Jewish cities they didn’t unpack Old Testament history like they did in their earlier missionary journeys, or like we read earlier in Acts


    Definition of Zeitgeist


    Definition of Gestalt


    Ovid’s Metamorphosis is an ancient book that spoke of Zeus and Hermes walking around in human form, and we see this belief manifested in the city of Lystra in Acts 14

      

    The location of the Outlets at Orange in Southern California


    Four Spiritual Laws tract website


    Music Video - Goodness of God



    Acts 13:52 - filled with joy and HS after persecution


    Dorothy Sayers quote - "...the very first demand of religion is to make good tables..."


    “Count it all joy when you are persecuted” - James 1:2-4


    Eugene Peterson - Simulated suffering


  • Acts 15 - Jerusalem Council - Centerpiece of Acts

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/...


    Acts 10 -Peter and Cornelius

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/...


    Acts 13 through 14, Paul and Barnabas' first mission journey

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/...


    Circumcision - why was that important for Jews, and an issue for gentile converts? 

    https://www.gotquestions.org/circumci...


    Torah is about God’s Law, and circumcision was a part of that Covenant God made with Abraham

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/...


    Ethiopian Eunuch - Acts 8:26-40

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/...


    The Chosen Video Series

       / @thechosenseries  


    The Surprising Rebirth in Belief in God - Podcast

       • Podcast - The Surprising Rebirth Of B...  


    Acts 15:22-29 - The Jerusalem Council's Prohibitions for Gentile Believers

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/...


    Mike’s Blog - Sacrifice is Powerful

    https://messagefrommike.wordpress.com...


    Unity is key in this passage and our faith


    Deuteronomy 4:2 - do not add to the Gospel

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/...


    Tim Keller - "God sees us as we are, loves us as we are, and accepts us as we are. But by His grace, He does not leave us where we are."

  • Acts 1:8 - the Outline of Acts


    Acts 9 - Saul converts and renamed Paul


    Acts 7 - Stephen executed


    Antioch was a new church plant and had lots of non-jews coming to faith - link Map


    Article Links from Study - Barnabas, John Mark, Timothy, Silas


    Acts 15:39 - a Sharp disagreement


    Bible Passage - God thwarts the plans of Paul to minister in Asia


    God’s Providential care


    Acts 16:6-7 - The Spirit did not allow them


    John 16:33 - in this world you will experience tribulations


    proverbs 16:9 - the heart of man plans his way but Lord establishes steps


    Agean Sea - where is that?


    Trust in God - even if God thwarts one path, he will fulfill in another way. Lydia was a person they met, who may have given an establishment in Asia


    Their perspective of Life - They trusted God over their circumstances


    Our trust needs to be on God alone.

  • Revive Podcast Episode 158



    Sunday Service Cypress Campus



    Sunday Service Los Alamitos Campus



    Paul, Silas, and Luke and Timothy go through Modern Day Turkey and into Greece


    Acts 16:6-15 - Spirit prevented Paul and his team from going further into Asia, but instead, they meet woman, Lydia, from Asia, so God brings Asia to them


    Acts 16:18 - Paul was annoyed, cast out Demon, because he wants Faith Alone! 


    Mark 5:1-13 - Gospel passage about the Legion demons


    Acts 19:11-20 - Article on the story of guys trying to cast out demons but they got beaten up  


    Website on how epoxy works


    Article on the privileges of being a Roman Citizen


    Psalm 19 - look at the stars of the universe


    Pause App - link


    1 These 5:17 - pray without ceasing


    Article on General Revelation vs. Special Revelation


    Psalm 139:1-6 - God is unsearchable


    S.O.A.P. prayer and relfection method


    Matthew 7:7-12 - Jesus said, "seek, knock and ask"


  • Revive Podcast Episode 159: God is... Mother's Day



    Sunday Service Cypress Campus




    Sunday Service Los Alamitos Campus




    Pastor Mikę Blog - The Mom Factor


    Article on the “Post-Exilic Return to Jerusalem"


    Article on Who were the Babylonians


    Article on Who were the Persians?


    Bible Project videos YouTube page


    Psalm 147:10-11 - His delight is not in your strength, but in those who fear God


    Prayer Book - The Devine Hour - Phyllis Tickle


    Stwitchfoot Song - “Meant to Live” 




    Switchfoot Song - “I won’t Let You Go”




    John 15:4-5 - Abide in me (apart from me you can do nothing)


    Genesis 1-2 - we are working together with the Lord


    book - The Story of the Old Testament by David Talley


    book - The Spirituality of the Psalms by Walter Brugerman


  • Revive Podcast Episode 160: Stepping Out in New Territory




    Sunday Service Cypress Campus




    Sunday Service Los Al Campus




    First Baptist Church of Los Alamitos Service




    Pastor Mike Blog - Better Together Like Ants?!


    Book by Lee Strobel - Case For Christ


    Book by Lee Strobel - Case For Faith


    Sean McDowell Podcast on YouTube


    Provisioning - The process of setting up and delivering resources and functionality to individuals or systems


    Contextualization - definition in terms of the Bible and evangelism


    Syncretism - definition in relation to religion


    Athens Map - Mars Hill (Areopagus) - Map


    Colossians 1:15-19 - all of these things are subordinate to Christ


    C.S. Lewis - Intellectual who became a Christian - Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe


    Book - Peace Child - Don and Carol Richardson


    Redemptive Analogy - What is the culture thing in a people group that we can find to make Gospel connections?

Easter 2024

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STEPS: Following Where Jesus Leads

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  • Revive Podcast Episode 129: Spirit-filled Like Jesus



    Sunday Service Neighborhood Church Cypress



    Sunday Service Neighborhood Church Los Al




    Pastor Mike's Blog, "Learning is a Choice"


    Pastor Mike's Doctrinal Description of Pneumatology


    Prayer Guide for October 2023


    Article about who Luke was, the author of the Gospel of Luke


    Article about who Theophilus was, mentioned in Luke and Acts


    1 Peter 2:21 - What does it mean to follow in Jesus’ step? Our goal is to be fully functioning followers of Jesus Christ.


    1 Corinthians 10:5 - cast down arguments, bringing thoughts captive


    Miracles of Jesus were done by the power of the Spirit (Luke 3:21-22; 4:1-2)


    Focus on The Word - Hold thoughts captive


    John 18:1-14 - In the guards come to arrest Jesus and he said "I am he"


    Luke 4:18-19 - Jesus quotes Isaiah 61


    Acts 2:1-4 - Pentecost, where we see the Holy Spirit come upon people


    Book by Chuck Smith - Charisma Vs. Charismania


  • Revive Podcast Episode 130: On Mission Like Jesus




    Sunday Service at Neighborhood Church of Cypress

       




    Sunday Service at Neighborhood Church of Los Alamitos

     




    2 Corinthians 10:5 - We take captive every thoughts


    Isaiah 55:8-9 - God’s thoughts are not our thoughts, his ways are not our ways


    Luke 4:42-44 - I must preach to other cities as well - Jesus was always mission focused


    Luke 4:42- the next day early Jesus went to pray


    Sea of Galilee Map link


    Genesis 1:1 - 3:24 - Lastly God creates mankind - verse kills animals, covers nakedness


    John 6:60-71 - people leave and Jesus asks disciples “Will you leave too?”


    Matthew 16:24-25 - take up your cross and follow me


    Matthew 19:27 - behold we’ve left everything - Jesus says you will sit with me - vs 29-30, Jesus says EVERYONE who follows will also receive and live forever


    In Acts 2, when they receive the Holy Spirit, the Disciples were never the same


    Discipleship - we learn to be gracious and merciful with everyone. We are called to be discipled and to disciple others.


    Blue Letter Bible - meaning of Disciple, one who longs to know God


  • Revive Podcast Episode 131: Wise Like Jesus




    Neighborhood Church Service Cypress




    Neighborhood Church Service Los Al




    Take the Log out of your own eye, before taking the speck out of your brother's eye - Luke 6:39-42


    Sermon on the Mount animated video breakdown




    Romans 10:15 - How beautiful are the feet of those who share the good news! - "We can’t share the good news without being the good news"


    Image - The Sermon on the Mount, New Testament, by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, 1860


    Luke 7:11-17 - widow coming in funeral procession but Jesus stops and raises son up


    Matthew 5-7 Sermon on the mount extended version


    Dallas Willard quote - Do you believe that Jesus is the most brilliant being that ever lived?


    Luke 7:36-50 - women wipes Jesus feet with hair


    The Chosen - video series - great for discussion starting


    PauseApp.com - helps to pause for a second and reconnect with God just like how Jesus took regular moments to oases from ministry (waking up early, going to desolate places) 


  • Revive Podcast Episode 132: Inclusive Like Jesus




    Neighborhood Church Cypress Sunday Service




    Neighborhood Church Los Alamitos Sunday Service



    Pastor Mike’s Blog - Let’s Be More Welcoming


    Garesean Demoniac Man - Who was this person?


    Missional Video Link -  A Conversation at the Barber Shop



    Matthew 5:16 - be a light of good works in our community


    Pastor Jon Wyatt writes our weekly Life Group study guides. Find them on the Sunday Resources Page our website.


    Our passage from Sunday’s message - Luke 8:26-56


    1 Pater 3:15 - Be ready to give a defense of your faith


    John 6:66 - Many people stopped following Jesus during his ministry due to challenging teachings


    “Jesus loves you just as you are, but not enough to just leave you there” - quote by pastor Justin


    1 Corinthians 6:11 - But God sanctified you


  • Revive Podcast Episode 133: Compassionate Like Jesus




    Neighborhood Church Cypress Service




    Neighborhood Church Los Al Service




    Article on Biblical Mercy


    Article about Compassion


    “Compassion Fatigue” - Pastor Justin quote


    Pastor Mike Blog - There is Power in Compassion


  • The Revive Podcast Episode 134: Challenging Like Jesus



    Neighborhood Church Cypress Sunday Service



    Neighborhood Church Los Alamitos Sunday Service



    Life Beyond Life - book by Bob Vroon



    Pastor Mike Blog - Look Out!



    November Monthly Prayer Guide

     


    STEPS Sermon Series Online Study Guide Link

     

     

    Luke 14:28-29 - “counting the cost”

     


    Bob quote - There’s no virtue in being miserable



    Bob quote - As Christians we are set free from the latest fads.



    Hebrews 12:2 - Jesus for Joy set before him, endured the cross

     


    Matthew 13:45-46 - pearl of great price


  • Revive Podcast Episode 135



    Sunday Service Neighborhood Church Cypress



    Sunday Service Neighborhood Church Los Alamitos



    A Lighthouse of Living Faith - Youtube



    Monthly Prayer Guide for November 2023


    Pastor Mike Blog - Look Out!


    Charles Dickens - “Prodigal son is greatest short story ever written”


    John 17:6-26 - Jesus prayer for “disciples, followers”


    Luke 2:42-50 - Jesus at twelve years old is in his "Father's House."


    John 2:1-11 - Jesus turned water into wine


    Revelation 1:13 - Jesus wearing a robe “to the foot”


    Ephesians 2:8-9 - Saved by grace through faith


    Deuteronomy 21:18-21 - law for dishonoring father is stoning - father should have punished prodigal


    Romans 6:23 - Salvation is a free gift of God


    Welcome to the Family Class at Neighborhood Church

Climb: The Psalms of Ascent (120-136)

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Walking In The Light: The Epistles of John

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Easter: It's All True

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Lamentations: Holding on for hope amidts grief and sorrow

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  • Revive Podcast Episode 105: Lamentations 1


    Sunday Service Cypress:


    Sunday Service Los Alamitos:


    Pastor Mike Blog: Be First to Volunteer


    Great video on what it means that God is slow to anger



    Great video overview of Lamentations


    Great article about Crying Out to the Lord


    Jewish Christian ministry - One for Jesus


    Jesus Movement movie trailer


    Jesus - Birth Pains message to Disciples - Matthew 23-24


    2 Chronicles 36:17-19 - The destruction of Jerusalme


    Fall of Northern Israel in 722bc as King Hezekiah watched - 2 Kings 14-20


    Daniel Chapter 9 - Ages to come and Messiah coming


    Luke 19:41-44 - Jesus cries over Jerusalem and prophesies temple destruction


    Psalm 1 - Blessed the one who righteous person...


    Romans 6:4 - walking in the Spirit


    1 John 1:9 - confess our sins


    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 - there’s a time to mourn, time to dance, season of life, which one are you in


    Steve - “God is always the answer…”

  • Revive Podcast Episode 106: Lamentations 2



    Sunday Service Neighborhood Church Cypress



    Sunday Service Neighborhood Church Los Al



    Pastor Mike Blog - It's Okay to Be Sad


    Video on what it means that God is slow to anger:



    Video overview of Lamentations:



    Article about Crying Out to the Lord:



    List all Psalms of Lament



    “We should be open and honest with God” - Mike McKay



    Book by Eugene Peterson book - Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work



    Psalm 51 - David realizes the weight of his sin “against you and you alone have I sinned”



    1 John 1:9 - confess your sin, repent



    Lamentations 2:1-10 - A visceral description of how we feel when we turn our back on God



    The Meaning of the word Confessions - “Confessing is agreeing with God that ‘this is wrong"



    Philippians 2:1-5 - "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit..."



    Psalm 32: 1-7 - Encapsulates the idea of Lamenting sin and confessing/repenting



    Lamentation 2:6 - the people forgot festivals and sabbath


  • Revive Podcast Episode 107

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fZ6fgMwhIA&t=5s


    Cypress Sunday Service

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8nKdEE724U&t=4s


    Los Alamitos Sunday Service

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMjR0N96B6o&t=7s


    Pastor Mike Blog - It’s Okay to have fun - 

    https://messagefrommike.wordpress.com/2023/03/16/its-okay-to-have-fun/


    Acts 1:8


    1 Corinthians 9:19-20 - I am servant to all - to a Jew I became a Jew, a Greek I became a Greek


    We do missions to serve


    1 Corinthians 15 - message of Jesus


    Romans Road


    Four Spiritual Laws


    Galatians 5:23


    Biola Lent Devotional - 

    https://ccca.biola.edu/lent/


    God’s Justice Article -  

    https://www.gotquestions.org/God-of-justice.html

  • Revive Podcast Episode 108


    Cypress service


    Los Al service



    Lent (length of days) - Biola Lent project


    Mike McKay Blog - Be Curious is a Good Thing


    “Hope isn’t resolution” - Justin


    Podcast group Wyld Stallyons - 


    God’s Wrath is turning over people to their sin, - Mike


    Article - What does it mean that God is a God of Justice?


    Lamentations 3:22 - Steadfast Love - "hesed" love of God


    Lamentations 3:21 - I have hope


    Lamentations 3:40 - let us examine our ways


    Lamentations 3:26-26 - God is good to those who wait on him


    Psalm 46:10 - be still and know


    When you “wait” on the Lord, it is actually “trust” - Mike McKay


    Isaiah 40:31 - bear me on wings like eagles


    Proverbs 3:4-5 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding



  • Revive Podcast Episode 109


    Cypress Church Service, March 26th


    Los Al Church Service, March


    Lent Bible Project Video on Lamentations


    Celebrate Recovery Ministry


    Article - What is the meaning of the Parable of the Tax Collector and the Pharisees?  


    Lamentations 3:22-24 - the heart of God is his steadfast Love


    The meaning of the Hebrew word - Hesed


    Jesus came to save the world because of God's love - John 3:16 -17


    Jesus conquers sin & death - 2 Timothy


    Do not quench the Holy Spirit - 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21


    2 Corinthians 5:16-21 - Reconciliation is God reaching out to us!


    Join us for Holy Week at Neighborhood Church


Thou Shalt Celebrate

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  • Revive Podcast Episode 98: Thou Shalt Celebrate Sabbath and Passover

    Cypress Sunday Service from January 1, 2023

    Los Alamitos Sunday Service from January 1, 2023

    Pastor Mike's Blog - Learn Something New in 2023

    https://messagefrommike.wordpress.com...

    Holy Convocation - sense of connection with God in these celebrations

    https://www.blueletterbible.org/searc...

    We are built for work, but we also need rest, that’s why God commands it to be so.

    https://www.openbible.info/topics/work

    Forest like a cathedral

    https://www.anseladams.com/

    We must connection creation with God

    "The command is to rest, and you cannot enter joy until you pass through rest." – Pastor Mike McKay

    Leviticus 23

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/...

    Mike’s Article - Christ is our Sabbath rest

    https://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-Sa...

    When rest is not rest - what are things that restore, rejuvenate and reconnect you with God?

    https://www.gotquestions.org/Sabbath-...

    Mike’s study - Where do you feel most restful?

    Cross-cultural survey says #1 thing to create rest is reading

    Pastor Mike's “New Year’s Resolution” plan: Planning, Prepare, Participate

  • Revive Podcast Episode 99: Thou Shalt Celebrate Pssover & Sabbath


    Neighborhood Church Cypress Service, Sunday, January 8th, 2023


    Neighborhood Church Los Alimitos Service, Sunday, January 8th, 2023


    Pastor Mike's Blog - Test Assumptions

    Justin’s 4-R’s
    Leviticus 23:3 - only one verse one sabbath - Rest, Replenish, Restore, Relax

    book by Kelly Kapic - You’re only human

    Bible Reading Plan with multi-year focus - Nav Press

    Options to consider when reading through the Bible in a Year

  • Revive Podcast Episode 100: The Feast of Unleavened Bread and Passover


    Neighborhood Church Cypress Service, Sunday, January 15th, 2023



    Neighborhood Church Los Alimitos Service, Sunday, January 15th, 2023



    Pastor Mike's Blog - Being Thankful Holds Back Want


    book by Robert Vroon – Life Beyond Life


    "Feast of Unleavened bread is about Sanctification"


    Definition of "Sanctification" - Renewing our whole nature


    Matthew 12:43-45 - One can’t just remove sin, you must replace it with something else


    Life’s Healing Choices - 8 weeks Tuesday nights

    Celebrate Recovery classes at Neighborhood Church of Cypress, Tuesday nights, January 24, 2023 through March 14, 2023.

  • Revive Podcast Episode 101: The Feast of the First Fruits



    Neighborhood Church Los Alimitos Service, Sunday, January 15th, 2023



    Pastor Mike's Blog - Being Thankful Holds Back Want



    Lev 23:9-14 – Festival of the First Fruits



    The Feasts that we've covered so far in our series all point to Jesus! 

    Sabbath

    Passover

    Unleavened Bread - Jesus says, "I am the bread of life." 

    #First Fruits - Paul speaks to this 1 Corinthians 15:20-23

    #Weeks (Pentecost)



    Sheaf - bound stalks of grain



    2 tenths of an Ephah = 5 lbs of flour


    1/4 of a Hin of wine = about a liter of wine


    First fruits - it is about the “first” of what we have or attain


    Giving out of the "first" of what you have is an act of faith but also recognition of God’s gifts and promises


    Giving your first fruits helps you to define your

    Resources

    Time

    Allegiance  


    Matt 6:33 - Seek Fist Kingdom of God



    The principle to giving out of your "first fruits" isn't necessarily to fulfill the Law, but it's more about helping a person build character


  • Neighborhood Church Cypress Sunday Service


    Neighborhood Church Los Al Sunday Service



    Pastor Mike Blog - Together It's More Fun!

  • Revive Podcast Episode 102: Feast of Trumpets



    Neighborhood Church Cypress Sunday service


    Neighborhood Church Los Al Sunday service


    Pastor Mike Blog - Gaining Good Wisdom


    Luke 24:13-35 - road to Emus, Jesus explains how he fulfilled everything


    Article - John 8:12 – “I am the light of the World” - Did Jesus speak this phrase during Hanukkah


    Read Psalm 27 - Read as preparation for Day of Atonement


    Call to readiness - Generally see what opportunities are around you  to share about Jesus


    Article - Feast of Trumpets: How Rosh Hashana Prepares Us to Meet God


    Article - What is the Feast of Trumpets?


    Article - The Feast of Trumpets in the New Testament


    Video: The Feast of Trumpets: The Great Reminder


  • Revive Podcast Episode 103: The Day of Atonement



    Neighborhood Church Cypress Sunday Service, Feb 12th


    Neighborhood Church Los Al Sunday Service, Feb 12th



    Pastor Mike's Blog - There is Good in Grief



    The Day of Atonement was the holiest, and heaviest festival for the Old Testament. 



    The Day of Atonement prescription is found in Leviticus 23:26-32 and in Leviticus 16.



    Leviticus 17:11 - "...It is blood that makes atonement for one's life..."



    Hebrews 9:22 - The shedding of blood is necessary for forgiveness



    ’69 Jeepster Commando



    Article - the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur



    Article - the Shekinah glory of God



    Romans 6:10-11 - Christ is the once and for all sacrifice  



    Hebrews 4:15-16 - we have a high priest who has been tempted like us but has done the work



    Hebrews 10:19-22 - We draw ever closer because of what Christ has done



    Read Psalm 27 this week as a reminder of God being our salvation!



  • Revive Podcast Episode 104: The Feast of Booths




    Sunday Service Cypress 2/19/23




    Sunday Service Los Al 2/19/23




    All festivals are a shadow of the Lord Jesus Christ - Festival Calendar!



    Zechariah 14:16-21 - feast of Booths in reference of the day of the Lord


    Three applications from the Pastor Sam's sermon: Remembering, Rejoicing, Recalling


    Jesus says there will be hardships in this life - John 16:33


    Believers are called to share joys and griefs - Galatians 6:2 and Romans 12:9-16


    2 Corinthians 4:16-18 - Paul says do not loose heart man is being renewed


    2 Corinthians 11:21-29 - Paul lists his hardships while on earth


    Peter says these afflictions are light and momentary - 1 Peter 5:10


    Pastor Sam - Once we come into faith, that’s when our Sanctification begins… one of the parts of sanctification is suffering. 


    2 Corinthians 11:1-11 - Pail is suffering for the people the churches


    Luke 21:1-4 - woman who gave two coins was everything


    God calls us to Rejoice - Leviticus 23:33-44 - Do we really rejoice in the Lord? 


    1 Peter 1:3 - There is no permanent death for anybody - Believers have a hope for resurrection


    Psalm 1 - we are called to delight in the Lord and meditate - this will give us Joy


    We must spend time with fellow believers, we must read scripture, then you will find joy. Rejoice in the Lord always!  - Philippians 4:4-7


    Pastor Sam - "Don’t be isolated - don’t fight alone!"


    Romans 8:8 - all things work together


    Philippians 1:6 - he who has begun good work will complete


    Philippians 2:13 - God works in you for his Good Purpose


Wait, it's Christmas!

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  • Revive Podcast Episode 94: Wait, God is at work


    Patience - “trustful waiting, trustworthy waiting”


    Galatians 5 - fruit of Spirit


    “waiting doesn’t mean being passive”


    Galatians - In the Fulness of time, God came


    Mike’s Blog Post - Wait, It's A God Thing?


    “It’s the Most Wonderful time of the Year” - song


    Isaiah 9:6 - unto us a child is born


    Titles of God



    Pondering the names of God


    Be willing to spend time


    The importance of Community


    Jeremiah 31:15 - prophesy


    Home Alone 1 church scene


    Matthew 6:33 - seek first the Kingdom of God, then everything falls into place

  • Revive Podcast Episode 95: Wait Constructs Perseverance


    Pastor Mike's Blog - Something Amazing In The Wait


    The meaning of Immanuel


    The implications of what Saint Augustine meant by “oh blessed vice.”


    Book by Henry Nguyễn - With Open Hands

         - “Can my hope in God go deeper and stronger even when my wishes go unfulfilled?”

  • Revive Podcast Episode 95: Wait Constructs Perseverance


    Pastor Mike's Blog - Something Amazing In The Wait


    The meaning of Immanuel


    The implications of what Saint Augustine meant by “oh blessed vice.”


    Book by Henry Nguyễn - With Open Hands

         - “Can my hope in God go deeper and stronger even when my wishes go unfulfilled?”

  • Revive Podcast Episode 96: Christmas Song Showcase


    Pastor Mike's Blog - The Fun in Giving Gifts


    O come o come Emmanuel - For King & Country



    Amy Grant first Christmas Album




    Amy Grant - Breath of Heaven





    Michael W Smith - Chrsitmas Time 2nd song on Album - Jingle Bells





    Chipmunks Christmas album





    Casting Crowns - Christmas Offering





    O Holy Night - Josh Groban





    Mariah Carry - All I want for Christmas





    Rocking Around the Christmas Tree





    Paul McCartney - Christmas song



    Disney Christmas Album



    Alabama Christmas Album - 





    Charlie Brown Christmas





    Reliant K - Christmas Let is reign deer





    Frank Sinatra - White Christmas




  • Revive Podcast Episode 97: The Wise Men and a New Year

    How many kings were there?


    These were “King Makers”


    OT Examples are Daniel, Shadrach, Meshack, Abendigo


    Herod Contrasted with Wisemen - Herod anxious worried, Wisemen following signs


    Wait is not passive, it’s active


    Knowledge is not wisdom , Wisdom is applied


    Where did the Jerusalem star come from?


    Quote about scientists meeting theologians halfway up the mountain of knowledge


    Numbers 24:17


    Balaam’s prophecies


    Aladin’s entourage scene “prince Ali”


    Matthew 2:11 - Fell on their faces - “Oh Holy Night”


    Considering who Christ is - Isaiah description

Planted: Cultivating our relationship with god and others

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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  

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