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I Don't Like Being Tied Down | Rev. Charles Galbreath | Revision Church

There's a new choir in town at Revision Church!

16:05 No Defeat

23:20 Welcome

50:00 Encourage Yourself

57:00 Total Praise

1:01 Message: I Don't Like Being Tied Down

Reverend Charles Garbreath visits Revision Church with the message, "I Don't Like Being Tied Down." He is the Senior Pastor of Clarendon Road Church in Brooklyn, New York. The Revision Church Atlanta Choir sings for the first time, directed by David Trofort.

Scripture Reference

Acts 12:1-17

About that time King Herod laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church. 2 He had James, the brother of John, killed with the sword. 3 After he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. (This was during the festival of Unleavened Bread.) 4 When he had seized him, he put him in prison and handed him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending to bring him out to the people after the Passover. 5 While Peter was kept in prison, the church prayed fervently to God for him.

6 The very night before Herod was going to bring him out, Peter, bound with two chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, while guards in front of the door were keeping watch over the prison. 7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his wrists. 8 The angel said to him, “Fasten your belt and put on your sandals.” He did so. Then he said to him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.” 9 Peterawent out and followed him; he did not realize that what was happening with the angel’s help was real; he thought he was seeing a vision. 10 After they had passed the first and the second guard, they came before the iron gate leading into the city. It opened for them of its own accord, and they went outside and walked along a lane, when suddenly the angel left him. 11 Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hands of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.”

12 As soon as he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many had gathered and were praying. 13 When he knocked at the outer gate, a maid named Rhoda came to answer. 14 On recognizing Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed that, instead of opening the gate, she ran in and announced that Peter was standing at the gate. 15 They said to her, “You are out of your mind!” But she insisted that it was so. They said, “It is his angel.” 16 Meanwhile Peter continued knocking; and when they opened the gate, they saw him and were amazed. 17 He motioned to them with his hand to be silent, and described for them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he added, “Tell this to James and to the believers.” Then he left and went to another place.


  • Peter is fast asleep the night before he is supposed to be executed, totally at peace

  • When the angel wakes Peter up his chains simply fall off

  • God opens every gate of the city for Peter and the angel as they pass through

  • The only door that is closed is the door of the church, where the people are praying for Peter

  • The people are not prepared for what they were praying for and cannot believe that Peter has actually been released

  • The only one who believes it is actually Peter is a young girl with no power, named Rhoda

  • If a revival broke out, would we as the church be ready for the people who would come?

  • Prepare for what you pray for


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