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January 14 - February 3

Abide is a 21 day season at Revolution Church to collectively dedicate ourselves to prayer, fasting and worship. In John 15, Jesus gave us the command to abide in Him. So what does it mean to abide in Him? To abide is the act of receiving and trusting all that God has for us in Christ. Abiding in Jesus means receiving and trusting in His words because no fruit can exist apart from the vine. At Revolution Church, we desperately want to bear much fruit.

 

What is prayer?

God started a conversation with His people (us) through His Word. Prayer is our response to Him. And here’s the awesome part, He wants  to hear from us. He delights in us.

What is fasting?

Removing things from our lives for a time to pursue intimate fellowship with God. Fasting can be an expression of finding our greatest pleasure and enjoyment in life from God. Food, or whatever we fast from, has a mastery over our lives. Fasting says, "I long to be satisfied in God alone."

Why do we do this together as a church?

A season of focused prayer and fasting puts our church body on the same trajectory. Imagine the power of thousands of people speaking to our Heavenly Father at the same time about the same thing.


 

3 Weeks of Prayer

Over 21 days we are praying that we would abide in Jesus and that He would work in us to prune what needs to go in order to produce fruit in us to the glory of God. Think of it this way…if you have someone coming to stay at your house for the weekend, you prepare a certain way. You may clean the guest room and make sure the fridge is stocked. You’re preparing for a visitation. However, if someone is coming to stay at your house for a year, you prepare your home in a different way. You give that person access to everything. You are preparing for a habitation. As a church, we aren’t preparing for an occasional visitation by the Holy Spirit, but for a habitation.


Days 1-7

Abide

Pray that you would abide in Jesus and receive life from Him. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.  I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. - John 15:4-5

Obeying is abiding. To abide simply means to keep His commandments. What did He ask us to do? Love Him with all our heart and soul and mind and to love our neighbor as ourselves. We love Jesus because He loved us first. Receive and rest in His love. God is always with us, but with all the stuff going on in our lives, the distractions, the drone of Netflix, the hectic schedules, the endless social media comparisons, we can lose our desire to pursue Him. The brightness of God, described as His face, can be hidden by the things of the world. So pray to seek Him. Jeremiah 29:13 says, You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.


Days 8-14

Prune

Pray for holiness and for God to cut away the things in you that are not bearing fruit. Pray that God would make it such that we could not tolerate our sin. 1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit (John 15:1-2). Abiding in Him through obedience to Him leads to a personal holiness that pleases Him.

We are being cared for both internally by Christ’s life coursing into us by the Spirit and externally by the providences of a loving Father who knows how to discipline his children to make them very, very holy.
- John Piper


Days 15-21

Fruit

Pray that we would bear much fruit so that God is glorified.

7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. - John 15:7-8

The whole design of our not being the vine, but being utterly dependent branches grafted into the vine, is to give glory to God. The whole design of depending on a vinedresser to manage the outward shape of our vine structure and our branch structure is so that God gets the glory for bringing it all about.
- John Piper

 
 
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Worship Nights

Jan. 30 - Feb. 2 | 6:30p - 8:00p

We will gather to celebrate, worship, pray and hear from some amazingly gifted communicators at Revolution Canton.

 
 
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Wednesday, January 30 (Student night)

Gerald Fadayomi

Gerald leads the InsideOut team at Browns Bridge Church in Cumming, Georgia.  He is extremely passionate about leading others to know the Author of their stories, and engaging people in the truth of God’s word. He is passionate about milkshakes from Cookout and all things Nike.

 
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Thursday, January 31

Michael Fletcher

For the past 30 years, Michael has led Manna Church in North Carolina. Michael has literally written the book on Leadership Development.  Our staff and many of our leaders and coaches have read Empowering Leadership and many of our platforms of leadership are based on his book. He has worked to create a church culture that advances the Kingdom of God across the street and around the globe. Manna has helped to plant over 100 churches to date and is presently engaged in planting a version of Manna Church near every U.S. military base in the world.

 
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Friday, February 1

James Griffin

James is the Lead Pastor of CrossPoint City Church in Cartersville, Georgia. Pastor James along with our own Pastor Jason lead the Atlanta NewThing Church Planting Network and have been close friends for many years. James has also been a frequent speaker at Revolution through our Men’s Conference. James loves CrossFit, fishing, his Falcons and his Braves. He and his wife Amber have two beautiful daughters, Rowan and Selah.

 
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Saturday, February 2

Whitney Capps

Whitney is a nationally known speaker and writes for Proverb 31’s First 5 app. We love Whitney and can’t wait to welcome her back to the Revolution family. She has spoken several times at our Women’s Conference including her powerful messages a few months ago at WoCo 2018. She is currently authoring a new book that comes out in 2019. She is a self described girly-girl living among all boys with a husband and 4 boys!