Not Punk Enough.

June 9, 2009

Sermon from Sunday, June 7th 2009 by Pastor Jay Bakker of Revolution Church New York City.

Study Resources:

The Sacredness of Questioning Everything by David Dark

David Dark on Twitter

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Pentecostal

June 1, 2009

Sermon for May 31st, 2009 by Jay Bakker.  Music by the Reverend Vince Anderson.

Study Resources:

Abortion Doctor Slain by Gunman in Kansas Church (via NYTimes.com)

Acts 2:1-21

John 16:4-15

Colossians 1:24-28

*Since our website is still having issues, you can download this podcast by right-clicking on this link and choosing “save file/link as…”.

http://www.revolutionnyc.com/audio/20090531.mp3


Q and A for 04/12/2009

April 12, 2009

Pastor Jay Bakker of Revolution Church New York City answers your questions. For Sunday, April 12th, 2009.


Newsletter for March 30th, 2009.

March 31, 2009

Greetings from Brooklyn!

Although I have been working with Jay and Revolution NYC for close to a year now, we just realized I still haven’t introduced myself to many of you. I am a long-time online listener who relocated to Brooklyn last spring and took over many of Marc Brown’s duties for the church. If you have contacted us through Myspace, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, you have probably already met me. But since we have so much going on right now, I’d like to save more about me for later and get right to the good stuff.

We’re well into the swing of things with our “Green Bible” study, meeting every second and fourth Thursday here in Brooklyn. These are open-ended, meaning you can jump in and out as your schedule allows without having to worry about missing days you can’t attend. If you’d like more information on this please visit our staff blog for more details. You can do that by clicking here.

We are very excited to be working with a great group called Books Behind Bars, who deliver reading material to prisoners all across the country. If you attend Revolution here in New York, you can click here for a list of the types of books they need, and if you are an online listener and would like to help out with this great cause you can do that here.

Also for those of you here in New York City, we are very excited to bring you our next installation of our film series with “Shakespeare Behind Bars”. Seeing a trend here? This documentary film chronicles the story of prisoners who take on roles from the works of Shakespeare, which in turn helps them to confront their personal demons. This will be shown on Monday, April 13th at WOW Cafe here in Brooklyn. You can get all the details at our Facebook Fan page.

Finally, we once again ask humbly for your donations to help keep our church going. Much of the work that goes into Revolution comes from unpaid volunteers like myself in an effort to use any money we do have as efficiently as possible. We are on a show-string budget so every little bit helps. If you prefer, you can even sign up for automatic giving in any increment you’d like. Even if it’s only a few dollars a month, it would make a big difference. We get so many heartbreaking letters from people who we have touched, and it’s an unfortunate fact of life that we need funding to continue to do this. So please, if you haven’t yet or have been considering it, go here to donate now.

As always, we want to hear from you and get your feedback and ideas. We really take them to heart because we want to serve you and our community as best as we possibly can. I can’t wait to meet more of you so don’t be shy! You can email me directly at paolo@revolutionnyc.com if you ever need to get a hold of me. God Bless and we’ll see you soon!

Paolo Mello
RevolutionNYC Web Coordinator


Consider us Punk’d.

March 16, 2009

Good thing we have a great sense of humor here at Revolution Church NYC.  Turns out Merle Haggard and Ted Haggard probably aren’t related, as reported here by Lark News.  Turns out Lark News is like a Christian version of The Onion.  And it turns out that I’m a kick-ass web admin for having a little fun with this, instead of ignoring it and pretending like we didn’t goof.  What do ya think?


March Newsletter.

March 9, 2009

Full text of our March newsletter- if you do not already subscribe, you may do so by clicking here.

Hey all,

Hope this letter finds you well. We just went through our biggest snowfall of the year here in Brooklyn. It’s been such a cold winter. As a transplanted southerner, I never thought that 46 degrees would seem warm, but as spring slowly arrives, I’ll take it.

Things are going well here in Brooklyn. We continue to preach, teach and live Christ’s message of grace through these tough times. It’s not always easy, but I have found that it’s always worth it.

In recent months, you may have noticed that I have been active on the blessing and the curse known as Twitter. You can find me there at twitter.com/jaybakker. Our assistant pastor, Vince Anderson is also there,twitter.com/reverendvince, as well as our general church page at twitter.com/revolutionnyc. It has been great getting to know some of you through this service. We have really realized over the last few months how great the online church is, and we thank you all for the encouraging words and support. We love being your church!

Sometimes though, I get bogged down by people that write negative stuff about our message here. I get discouraged, and my self esteem gets low. Like I said a couple of Sundays ago, sometimes I feel like a smoldering wick. I think at some point we can all relate to that. I believe we are called to lift each other up. At times, we will differ in our opinions. To me this is a good thing. Through it we can come to a better understanding of God’s love for us. It is my hope that this exchange can be delivered with grace and love, as Jesus taught us.

Again, thank you for your continued support of Revolution. Your prayers and financial contributions really do make a difference. To donate now CLICK HERE!

In Grace,

Jay Bakker


Video Update from Jay.

February 28, 2009

Video update from Jay for 02/28/2009.