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Weekly messages by Fabian Portunato, lead pastor of Revolution Church in Miami, FL. For more information visit our website http://revolutionmiami.org

July 10, 2018

Heaven: Part 7 - Good News And Good Works

Weekly teaching audio by Revolution Church is here to share the Gospel in word and deed to a world in need, for the glory of God and for the good of people.

Pastor Fabian Portunato is the lead pastor of Revolution Church in Miami.

This week, we remind ourselves that our good works are dirty rags in heaven, but good news everyone! Jesus Christ has already done all the heavy lifting for us!

We often speak about the here and now, but we need to remember the there and then, too. The Kingdom of Heaven, the there, and the work of Christ on the cross, the then, that paid for our admittance into the Kingdom.

You are saved from hell and saved for heaven. It was Christ's work that made that possible.

We need to love louder than to speak louder. Act more Christian than talk more Christian.

We profess with our mouths, but act the opposite with our way of life.

Like a fish content to live in toxic waters, we've become accustomed to being comfortable in our sin.

So get up, get out and do something about it!

The gospel promises change. So let's live in God's promises. For us, it's a completely new way of life coming from a way that was nothing but death.

So are you ready to change your constant, daily death, into an everlasting, new life in Christ?

You have that choice. It's your chance now while you read these words and hear this sermon.

God has always been ready for you, are you ready for him?

Keep this verse in mind:

Ephesians 2:8-10 NIV

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith— and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

 

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July 3, 2018

Heaven: Part 6 - The Cost Of Admission

Weekly teaching audio by Revolution Church is here to share the Gospel in word and deed to a world in need, for the glory of God and for the good of people.

Pastor Fabian Portunato is the lead pastor of Revolution Church in Miami.

We discuss this week the price of entering the Magic Kingdom, and I'm not talking about Disney, folks!

The price of admission is free for us... At least for the most part.

For nothing is truly free or without cost.

You can't pay or earn your admission to the Kingdom, but have you ever stopped to count the cost?

Salvation cost us nothing, but cost God everything.

Now that's a pretty big asterisk slapped on our contracts, am I right?

That amendment in our constitution states, like the hip-hop apostles Eric B. and Rakim once said: "Paid in full."

That's right, PAID. IN. FULL. Signed in the name and blood of Jesus Christ!

We see how inadequate we are to pay that cost, but thank God that Jesus Christ is so beyond adequate to cover it for us.

We see how God reigns supremely in heaven, but we begin to notice that we are living in a self-reigned Earth under His law. God doesn't reign supremely on Earth because of His most precious gifts to us, our free will.

Our glory is our shame, so we become rabid in our march towards our destiny... A destiny of our own destruction, but Christ's destiny is our salvation.

Live in anticipation of our Lord and truly become alive in the main thing He asks of us... To believe.

We come to the realization that either Jesus is our everything, or he isn't our anything.

Keep this verse in mind:

Romans 6:23 NIV

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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June 27, 2018

Heaven: Part 5 - What To Expect When You’re Expecting

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Pastor Fabian Portunato is the lead pastor of Revolution Church in Miami.

This week we learn more of what we are to expect when a Christian finally reaches the finish line.

We begin to see and understand more of our little pieces of heaven here on earth. From the fertile lands to our families. Yes, even the people we know and the joy we feel are taste of heaven on Earth.

We learn that God has modeled the Earth in the image of Heaven. Form the garden of Eden to the grand canyons and vast oceans that paint the glory of God among us.

We're waithing for our current Heaven on Earth to recieve a massive overhaul to bring about a new and better life as was fortold to us.

We must look foward by looking in the rearview, looking foward to God's promise of our world returining to paradise as it once was in Eden.

Keep this verse in mind:

Matthew 25:34 NIV

"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.

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June 19, 2018

Heaven: Part 4 - Christ’s Work, Not Yours

Weekly teaching audio by Revolution Church is here to share the Gospel in word and deed to a world in need, for the glory of God and for the good of people.

Pastor Fabian Portunato is the lead pastor of Revolution Church in Miami.

This week, as we continue our study on heaven, we look into the last book of the bible for some insight on the topic at hand.

We hear the revelation of Jesus Christ to the apostle John and listen to the most conprehensive depiction of heaven we have to date.

To understand heaven in the gospel is to understand Jesus's righteousness and see our own immorality.

We are not looking for perfection in the church, for there are none that are. Jesus makes that perfectly clear in the letters to the Seven Churches of Asia.

That can be a hard slap to the face to those of us who think so highly of our own merits, for they mean nothing in comparison to His work.

We try our best to humble ourselves when it comes to thinking: "What is a good christian?"

Jesus is the only one who bares the marks of what it means to be good. Who are we to judge another for where we think the are, or aren't, in their faith?

The only perfection is the work on the cross and the one who was slain for our salvation, Jesus Christ!

We also see the people of God who were taken because of the word of God and the testimony they maintained in heaven and learn more of what we are to expect when amongst the presence of our God and alongside our family in Christ.

We give praise to our heavenly father, for we may be brothers from another mother, but we share a father in God Almighty!

Keep this verse in mind:

John 3:18

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.

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June 11, 2018

Heaven: Part 3 - To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain

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Pastor Fabian Portunato is the lead pastor of Revolution Church in Miami.

As we continue to seek a deeper understanding of heaven, we dive into theology for answers in the gospel.

One of the greatest promises that we receive is that the moment we put our faith in Jesus Christ, the sting of death is taken away.

George Micheal had it right when he said, "I gotta have faith"

Faith in our saviour and his word.

Faith to see a heaven on earth.

We fear death no matter how sure and inevitable it is, but we are left with a joyful anticipation of what lies next for us.

Even Paul says that to live is Christ and to die is gain, leaving that which we fear in death behind us in the dust.

We come to see that if not for Jesus, there wouldn't be a way to get to heaven. Even if there was another way to get there, it wouldn't be worth going if Jesus wasn't with us.

My friend, it just wouldn't be heaven without him.

Keep this verse in mind:

 

John 14:2-4 NIV

My father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You Know the way to the place where I am going.

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June 5, 2018

Heaven: Part 2 - What’s Next - Life After Death

Weekly teaching audio by Revolution Church is here to share the Gospel in word and deed to a world in need, for the glory of God and for the good of people.

Pastor Fabian Portunato is the lead pastor of Revolution Church in Miami.

This week we continue on our teachings of what heaven is for us christians.

We see that our thoughts of heaven remain vastly inadiquate to reality. We try to wrap our logic around the thought of eternity and what lies after death. It's hard to run a race without seeing the finish line, so let us lead you to see it in Jesus's name and God's will.

We read the parable of the rich man and Lazarus and see the great separation made between heaven and hell. The parables before and after this all point to the same loving God that wants to close a gap that we made between him ourselves.

We learn that living only for the here and now will leave you stranded, but when we seek first the kingdom of God, everthing else will fall in place for us.

You can have it all and gain nothing, or have nothing and gain it all.

Keep this verse in mind:

Matthew 6:33-34 NIV

But seek first the kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it's own.

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May 22, 2018

Long Live the King: Part 12

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Pastor Fabian Portunato is the lead pastor of Revolution Church in Miami.

As we go back to First Kings this week, we rap up our in-depth study on the building of Solomons temple and its connection to Christ.

We see the promise of God and his faithfullness to his word for us even though we don't desevre it.

We didn't earn it... And to be completely honest, we rarely even seek it.

Like Solomon, we are promised eternal life and abundant life even though we sin though our teeth, and always come short to God's laws.

We see that anything beyond God's own will is impossible in the story of Solomon and, in all honesty, in our own story. 

God commands obediance, but if Solomon's life teaches us anything is that we will always fall short, but God has provided a catch 22 through Jesus because sin and death have no choice but to admit defeat to him! 

We learn the truth between our good intentions for God and what is God's good intention for us and just how that adds up to show us our depravity and God's sovereignty.

Once we see the truth, it's hard to keep it to ourselves. Like an architect looking at the blueprints of a soon-to-be-built structure that will increase the quality of life for the community, We see the power of the gospel and God's intention to build us to his glory for our salvation.

Our salvation can not be taken away from us because it wasn't earned by us, we are vessels choosen by our God to hold his grace for his glory.

Keep this verse in mind:

Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith―and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God― not by works, so that no one can boast.

 

 

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May 15, 2018

Guest Speaker: Ben Williams

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Pastor Fabian Portunato is the lead pastor of Revolution Church in Miami.

Today's sermon is brought to you by our guest speaker and fellow brother in Christ, Ben Williams.

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May 8, 2018

Long Live the King: Part 11

Weekly teaching audio by Revolution Church is here to share the Gospel in word and deed to a world in need, for the glory of God and for the good of people.

Pastor Fabian Portunato is the lead pastor of Revolution Church in Miami.

As we continue in our study on First Kings, we learn more about the center piece of Solomon's temple, the Ark of the Covenant and its contents.
 
As we learn of the Ark and its significance to Christ's story, imagine yourself being there in its presence.
 
What do you feel standing in front of it? In front of a holy object that has struck down the evil of man because no man could live up to what they contain, but you will come to find a great mercy left a top it.
 
We come to understand what it takes to maintain a temple a church and that if an arm can't survive by itself from the body indefinitely, neither can you from the body of Christ.
 
We learn how God reaches us through our shortcomings, how he sends us reminders in the form of doubt and worry that are meant to bring us to our knees and pray, to depend on Him and His work on earth.
 
In the Old Testament, we couldn't see the the face of God and live, but in the New Testament, in Jesus Christ, we see the face of God to live!
 
Keep this verse in mind:
John 1:14 NIV
The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
 
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May 1, 2018

Deep In The Lake: Rafael Sifontes

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Pastor Fabian Portunato is the lead pastor of Revolution Church in Miami.

Today's sermon is brought to you by our guest speaker and fellow brother in Christ, Rafael Sifontes.

As we take a detour from our usual study, we take time to think about the legacy that we'll leave behind when we leave this earth and enter into the presence of our God.
 
The lessons we've taught, the examples we've set, all just ripples in a deep lake that is God's will on earth.
 
What was Jesus's legacy? All signs point back to his work on the cross, whose impact has caused a tidal wave that can still be felt to this day!
 
We learn that when we are led by our own ego, our own self-righteousness, we fail to see the forest for the trees. But when led by Jesus, with faith in the word of God, we see that miracles are real and alive today.
 
Keep this verse in mind:
 
Proverbs 2:1-5 NIV
My son, If you accept my word and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding- indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
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