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Revive Church
Suspended and Sustained
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  • Revive Church
    1221 S Center St, Arlington, TX 76010, USA
    Domingo 10:30 AM

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Grace is the unmerited, undeserved, unearned kindness and favor of God.
Grace empowers us to live a new life in Jesus.
Saving Grace

I. am foreknown

2. I am predestined

3. I am called

4. I am justified

5. I am glorified
Sustaining Grace
Romans 5:2 (NIV)...through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.
Psalm 23 (NKJV)
1 The Lord is my shepherd;I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside the still waters. 3 He restores my soul;He leads me in the paths of righteousnessFor His name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil;For You are with me;Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;You anoint my head with oil;My cup runs over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow meAll the days of my life;And I will dwell in the house of the LordForever.
Psalm 23 (Real Life Version)

1 I don’t need a shepherd. I can do this myself;

But I want a better job, a new car, my school loans paid, my kids to get ready for school on time, a new husband, a husband period, for the kids to stop hitting each other in the backseat every time we try to go somewhere, for my back to stop hurting when I wake up in the morning, for someone to fix the leaky faucet, for the doctor to find a cure for my disease, for my nosy in-laws to die, to stop feeling inadequate, to stop being depressed all the time, to stop feeling like everyone else is better than me. etc.

2 I lie down in bed because He knows if I go to work today, I will cuss out Becky in the cubicle by the elevator.

I let others who say they accept and love me lead me, but for some reason I’ve been finding myself drowning in my own personal tsunami of stress.

3 I’m pretty sure my soul died when I turned into an adult.

I’ve led myself into the paths of right away

For what I believe is my own sanity's sake.

4 Yea, somehow I went from the shadow of the valley of death straight to Satan’s armpit.

I don’t fear evil, because I’ve learned to avoid it by secluding myself.

For Netflix is with me.

The Office and Parks and Rec…they comfort me.

5 I have prepared a table of pop tarts and Easy Mac in the presence of myself because I lost my job last week;

My head started breaking out in acne from all my stress, which I was almost guaranteed would stop happening once I stopped being a teenager;

The leaky faucet is still running and causing my kitchen sink to runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow those that I stalk on Instagram

All the days of their lives;

And I don’t plan on going to church until God fixes all of these problems….Forever.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (NKJV)
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Suspended: Stuck on the 4th

Sustained: Standing through the 4th
Romans 8:28-30 (NIV)
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.