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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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The Curse of Comparison (08.06.17 Notes)
“The Curse of Comparison”
Overcomer Week 1
Pastor Kris Freeman
Revolution Church
August 6, 2017

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 10:12 (NLT) and John 20:3-8 (NLT)

Oh, don’t worry; we wouldn't dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But they are only comparing themselves with each other, using themselves as a standard of measurement. How ignorant! (2 Cor. 10:12)

It’s never been easier to compare than it is in this current climate:
    • Social media, self-esteem, image
    • Finances and possession
    • Jobs, prestige, importance, vacations
    • Church - you mean to tell me, churches compare to other churches??!!!

“The worst part about the curse of comparison is you are often comparing your worst day to someone else’s highlight reel.” - Steven Furtick

Quote this: The easiest way to kill something special is to compare it to something else. That includes YOURSELF.

Comparing makes you feel either SUPERIOR or INFERIOR and both are consequences of pride and neither honors God!

The Race to the Tomb
3 Peter and the other disciple started out for the tomb. 4 They were both running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He stooped and looked in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he didn’t go in. 6 Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, 7 while the cloth that had covered Jesus’ head was folded up and lying apart from the other wrappings. 8 Then the disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in, and he saw and believed.

Two disciples - in the most crucial and lonely moment of their lives - rushing to the tomb to find out what has happened to Jesus. Believe it or not, Peter and John were RACING to get there!

There is an insecurity in us that no external WIN can satisfy.

The Land of “er” and “est” - There is no win in comparison.

Quote this: Where comparison begins, contentment ends.

You can’t faithfully follow Jesus if you’re always comparing yourself to someone else. You will always be running a race you cannot win.

This quest - this love language, and often false sense of security - is called AFFIRMATION.
    • Looking to the outside for your worth
    • Do I make you proud?
    • Am I good enough?
    • Do I belong here? Am I accepted?
    • Do I measure up?
    • Am I as good as they are?

The question we must all answer: who or what will define my worth? GOD SHOULD.

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. (Hebrews 12:1-2)

  1. When God does good - celebrate!
  2. When others succeed - celebrate!
  3. When you have a victory - celebrate!
  4. When you learn from an adversity - celebrate!

24 Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! 25 All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 26 So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. (1 Cor. 9:24-26)

Three keys to overcoming the curse of comparison:
  1. Have a purpose for every step!
  2. Define what’s important and who holds your worth
  3. Clear out of your schedule and mind what is not a priority or an opportunity 
What would change in your life if you completed adopted this concept?

33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)


I am an #Overcomer of the Curse of Comparison!