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krisheadshotPASTOR KRIS FREEMAN

Kris is the lead pastor and founding church planter for Revolution Church. He grew up in northern Sumner County and returned home to launch Revolution, and lives in White House with his wife Jennifer, and two children Madison and Noah.

Growing up in the small community of New Deal - between Portland and White House - he has spent much of his life as a volunteer for community, sports and education.

Kris is the public address announcer for Vanderbilt University men's and women's basketball, and also serves as an announcer for various sports for Lipscomb University, Trevecca Nazarene University, Vanderbilt University, the TSSAA and The Nashville Sounds.

He is entering his 20th year with White House High School football and serves as the Voice of the Blue Devils for football and basketball. He received the White House Quarterback Club Award for community service in 2005, 2010, and 2012. He is a coach for the White House Dixie Baseball program in ages 9-10 and has previously served as an assistant coach with WHHS in baseball.

Kris is the former president of the White House Area Chamber of Commerce and has been presented with three press awards by the Tennessee Press Association and Tennessee Sports Writers Association for his work in media. He left journalism to pursue full-time ministry. He is a board member with the Northern Middle Tennessee Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Jennifer handles payroll in human resources for the corporate offices of ServPro in Gallatin.

Pastor K has served as a church planter, senior pastor, associate and youth pastor and has served in missions in Jamaica, Niger (Africa) and locally with tornado relief to El Reno, OK. He announced his call to ministry in 1998 and is a graduate of Christian Training Institute in 2001 in Pastoral Ministries and also has a degree in communications after serving as a news and sports editor for Gannett Inc. and a broadcast journalist for Volunteer State College and WVCP-FM, where he met his wife. He studied corporate and organizational communication at Western Kentucky University.

He began in youth ministry at his home church, Halltown Church, before serving seven years in Kentucky as the senior pastor of Pleasant Union in Lewisburg, KY. He and his wife were certified through General Baptist National Missions and Church Planting Dynamics in 2009 to plant Revolution Church with full missions support. The church grew from launch to self-support and a permanent facility in 16 months. 

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Jesus, Friend of Sinners (07.23.17 Notes)
Jesus, Friend of Sinners
#LoveLikeJesus Week 4
Pastor Kris Freeman
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Revolution Church

Scripture: Luke 5:27-32 (NLT)

Jesus Calls Levi (Matthew)
27 Later, as Jesus left the town, he saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. 28 So Levi got up, left everything, and followed him. 29 Later, Levi held a banquet in his home with Jesus as the guest of honor. Many of Levi’s fellow tax collectors and other guests also ate with them. 30 But the Pharisees and their teachers of religious law complained bitterly to Jesus’ disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with such scum?” 31 Jesus answered them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. 32 I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.”

Who was Matthew (Levi):
1. A Jew who served as a tax collector for the Romans (a publican)
2. A Galilean, the son of Alpheus
3. Became an evangelist after Jesus was crucified
4. One of the 12 disciples and the writer of the first Gospel

Matthew’s PROFESSION is a very critical part of the story.

Why were publicans hated by the Jews?
- Tax collectors often robbed from the poor, taking extra. Many were crooks!
- Two of Jesus disciples were zealots - revolutionaries who wanted to overthrow the Romans. Because tax collectors worked for the Romans, zealots would have hated them - and likely used robbery, violence and assassination to get back at them.
- Jesus picked some unexpected people to WORK TOGETHER!

2 Peter 3:9 (NLT)
9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.

#LoveLikeJesus is a reminder that:
1. Jesus Forgives Sinners
2. Jesus Serves (washes feet)
3. Jesus Feeds the Hungry (breaks bread)
4. Jesus is the Friend of Sinners (loves people)

If Jesus had called Matthew and Matthew ACCEPTED, why would Jesus go to his party where other tax collectors and friends with a low reputation were gathered?

1. God desires everyone to be a part of his kingdom.

Quote this: God is not interested in your resume as much as he is your restoration!

Most of the people Matthew knew would have NEVER associated with Jesus! The connection of Jesus to those people was THROUGH Matthew.

2. God grows his kingdom through community.

Quote this: You can be overlooked by being present. You can never be insignificant by being involved.

Church hype vs. Church health:

Hype Health
Energy and Enthusiasm Passion and Worship
Cliques Community
Motivational Speaking Transformation and Expository Preaching
Programs Discipleship
Building, Bottoms, Budget.    Life Change, Love, Service
Cool-Factored Christ-Centered

Hype would not REACH Matthew’s friends - and it won’t KEEP yours.

Jesus was criticized for eating with sinners, but that’s exactly where he SHOULD have been and WANTED to be.

Quote this: If all your friends are already Christians, you’re not an evangelist. You’re just a cliche’. 

Jesus wants to develop YOU so you can reach THEM and He can transform BOTH together!


#LoveLikeJesus