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Elevate Retake

Elevate Retake

By Elevate
Elevate Retake is a look at faith as the continual everyday process of learning more about the Bible, ourselves, and our God.
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Baptized Again | Message
A look at two stories about categorical faith shift and when to be rebaptized.
April 20, 2021
Baptized Again | Message Quick Take
Here’s a quick take from this week’s message “Baptized Again”.
April 19, 2021
The Death Sentence | Retake
Michael and Taylor talk with Zoya about the contrast between Adam and Christ, transactional salvation, and baptism within different cultures.
April 15, 2021
The Death Sentence | Retake Quick Take
Here's a quick take from "The Death Sentence".
April 14, 2021
The Death Sentence | Message
Salvation is not transactional. It is relational and reflected in baptism.
April 13, 2021
The Death Sentence | Message Quick Take
Here's a quick take from "The Death Sentence".
April 12, 2021
A Voice in the Wilderness | Retake
Michael and Taylor talk with Ben about the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives and how we come to know God's will.
April 1, 2021
A Voice in the Wilderness | Retake Quick Take
Here's a quick take from this week's Retake with Michael, Taylor, and Ben discussing their thoughts on the message "A Voice in the Wilderness".
March 31, 2021
A Voice in the Wilderness | Message
Baptism is the marker of a fully immersed life. It's the beginning of a new life.
March 30, 2021
A Voice in the Wilderness | Message Quick Take
What is holding you back from turning your life around? Here's a quick take from "A Voice in the Wilderness".
March 29, 2021
By Night and By Day | Retake
Michael and Taylor talk with Erin about the power of the Holy Spirit and the significance of baptism by water and the Spirit.
March 25, 2021
By Night and By Day | Retake Quick Take
Here's a Quick Take from this week's Retake conversation on "By Night and By Day" with Michael, Taylor, and Erin.
March 24, 2021
By Night and By Day | Message
Nicodemus and the Samaritan Women were both people in two different walks of life who needed the transformation of the Spirit. All of us must undergo a transformation by the Spirit to understand how God is working in our lives.
March 23, 2021
By Night and By Day | Message Quick Take
Here's a Quick Take from this weekends Message "By Night and By Day" and a little bit on how God is working in our lives.
March 22, 2021
By Night and By Day | Warm-Up
Michael gives a preview of the next message from Elevate Retake. Watch live at 10:30 am CT at or listen next week on the podcast.
March 19, 2021
Stagnant or Growing? | Retake
Taylor sits down with Rolando and Andrea to talk about Andrea’s message “Stagnant or Growing?” They talk about the power of the Holy Spirit and importance of immersion in Scripture.
March 18, 2021
Stagnant or Growing? | Retake Quick Take
What step can you take in your life right now in order to walk more closely with the Holy Spirit? Here’s a quick take from the Retake Conversation on Stagnant or Growing?
March 17, 2021
Stagnant or Growing? | Message
The Holy Spirit is the key to our walk with God. Our spiritual growth happens when we are filled the Holy Spirit and immersed in the Scripture.
March 16, 2021
Stagnant or Growing? | Message Quick Take
Here's a Quick Take from this weekends Message with Andrea on how sometimes we can find ourselves stagnant in our relationship with Jesus. 
March 15, 2021
Pour It Out | Retake
Join Michael, Taylor, and Jack in talking about how the Holy Spirit interacts with us in our daily life and how the Holy Spirit can be for each one of us!
March 14, 2021
Pour It Out | Message
The Holy Spirit does not discriminate between gender, age, or social status. The Holy Spirit is free and accessible to all. The vision of the future is one of total individual accessibility to the Holy Spirit. One where all humankind is able to be directly connected the life-giving influence of God.
March 10, 2021
Pour It Out | Quick Take
Who is the Holy Spirit for? Here's a quick take from the message "Pour It Out".
March 9, 2021
I Surrender | Retake
Taylor and Michael talk with Jonathan about the message “I Surrender.” How do we surrender ourselves to God and follow the path He wants for us? Is going to church enough when we don't live what we preach? This an more on this episode of Elevate Retake.
March 5, 2021
I Surrender | Message
When we surrender ourselves to walk in the Spirit, we are choosing to walk with Jesus. The Holy Spirit will guide us to living like He Wants us to.
March 3, 2021
I Surrender | Quick Take
What are you willing to surrender? Here's a quick take from the message "I Surrender".
March 2, 2021
Before and After Story | Retake
Taylor and Michael talk with Danny about the message “Before and After Story.” How do we receive the Holy Spirit? Is being free from sin an excuse to keep sining? This an more on this episode of Elevate Retake.
February 26, 2021
Before and After Story | Message
There’s a war going on inside each of us. A battle for our mind. The Holy Spirit gives us power over sin and temptation.
February 25, 2021
Before and After Story | Quick Take
What could I absolutely never live without? Here's a quick take from the message "Before and After Story".
February 24, 2021
Are You Gonna Ask? | Message
God is willing to give the Holy Spirit to anyone. All we have to do is ask. So, are you gonna ask?
February 23, 2021
Tithe Part 4: What If I Don't Like Where My Tithe Goes? w/ Coby Federowski | Bonus
Now that I know where it goes, what if I don't like it? How do I send it where I think it should go? How do I fit into the church finances?
February 15, 2021
Tithe Part 3: Where Does My Tithe Go? w/ Coby Federowski | Bonus
For real? I give my 10 percent and it's whisked away like a newborn baby. Michael and Coby talk about where tithe goes in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and how finances are handled.
February 14, 2021
Tithe Part 2: Love of Money vs. Lack of Money w/ Coby Federowski | Bonus
Some say the love of money is the root of all evil. Others say the lack of money is the root of all evil. What's the difference and what should we watch out for?
February 12, 2021
Tithe Part 1: What is tithe? w/ Coby Federowski | Bonus
No really. What is tithe? Is it even biblical? Michael and Coby talk about money and get to the root of what tithe is.
February 11, 2021
Last Call | Retake
Michael, Taylor, and Semu discuss what it means to truly have faith in our walk with God and how His love leads us.
February 5, 2021
Last Call | Message
In seeing and knowing the example of love, it changes us and helps us see the world differently. When we see what love does, we can know who love is. It transforms how we walk and how we talk.
February 2, 2021
Israel, God and a VHS | Retake
Michael, Taylor, and Esther dive into Hosea 11 and talk about a practical relationship with God and how we love each other.
January 28, 2021
Israel, God and a VHS | Message
Love remembers and is longing to bring you home.
January 26, 2021
Of Trumpets, Wind, and Seeds | Retake
Michael, Taylor and Jonathan talk about the matchless love of God and the hardship and reward of the journey.
January 21, 2021
Of Trumpets, Wind, and Seeds | Message
When you plant seeds, love grows.
January 19, 2021
To Know or Not to Know | Retake
Michael, Emily, and Kyle sit to chat and take a deeper look at what it means to know God and how knowing Him lets us know Love.
January 14, 2021
To Know or Not to Know | Message
God's desire for us is that we know Him and share that knowledge and love with the world.
January 12, 2021
Of Gods and Raisin Cakes | Retake
Michael and Taylor sit down to talk with listener and friend Isaac Chang on how God's love can be find during the in-between.
January 9, 2021
Thoughts on the Capitol Protests, Jesus, and Hope with Russ Laughlin | Bonus
Michael joins Russ Laughlin, VP for Spiritual Life at Southwestern Adventist University to discuss the protests and insurrection at our nation's capitol and how to find hope in the midst of it all. 
January 7, 2021
Of Gods and Raisin Cakes | Message
Sometimes you have to see what love does in order to know who love is.
January 6, 2021
God Our Light | Retake
Michael and Taylor talk with April Snyder about the significance of Jesus as the light of the world.
January 5, 2021
God Our Light | Message
God is a light that shines even through the darkest of times.
January 4, 2021
Where have we been? | Holiday Update
The Elevate Retake production team has been taking a break over Christmas and New Years. But we have 5 new episodes coming out next week! Stay tuned!
December 29, 2020
God With Us | Retake
Michael, Taylor, and Melissa talk about the significance of God being with us beyond the Christmas story.
December 17, 2020
God With Us | Message
God was committed to our salvation before we even knew we needed to be saved.
December 15, 2020
Our God Saves | Retake
Michael and Taylor talk with Coby about marriage, hidden figures and how the Bible highlights the stories of real people facing real challenges.
December 10, 2020
Our God Saves | Message
In the economy for mercy, we don't have to be perfect or put together.
December 8, 2020
Jesus and His Beloved Brood of Vipers | Retake
Michael and Taylor talk with Eliangel about the significance of names, diversity of belief and how we should approach mission as a community of believers.
December 3, 2020
Jesus and His Beloved Brood of Vipers | Message
Our differences shouldn't divide us, but compel us to a deep other-centered love.
December 1, 2020
The Least of These | Retake
Michael and Taylor discuss what it means to be a faithful servant.
November 27, 2020
The Least of These | Message
It's not about working hard, it's about loving well.
November 24, 2020
Thieves, Servants, and Bridesmaids | Retake
Michael and Taylor dive deeper into the message and what it means to be ready.
November 19, 2020
Thieves, Servants, and Bridesmaids | Message
There’s nothing we can do to deserve grace. Still, God asks us to keep watch, and to raise the shout, “Jesus is coming soon.”
November 17, 2020
The Return | Retake
Michael and Taylor breakdown some of the parables from Matthew 24.
November 12, 2020
The Return | Message
This is not the end.
November 10, 2020
Crisis Point: The Sending
Look for the helpers. If you look for the helpers, you know there is hope.
November 3, 2020
Crisis Point: The Healings
God is hunting for us. We just have to be willing to stop running and trust Him.
October 27, 2020
Crisis Point: The Demons
Would Jesus ever leave you behind? Yes, he just might. Leave us a message:
October 20, 2020
Pursue Christ
We can find ourselves pursuing worldly things, and not God. But God is always there, patiently waiting for us to take the first step toward Him. Leave us a message:
October 13, 2020
Crisis Point: The Storm
When you have faith in Jesus there is no need to worry about the coming storm. Leave us a message:
October 6, 2020
The Rest of the Rest
Christ's invitation to enter rest allows for rest to truly enter us. Leave us a message:
October 1, 2020
Rest and the Oppressed
The rest God extends towards us, in turn, enables us to extend rest to others.  Leave us a voice memo!
September 24, 2020
Rest and the Busy
The Sabbath is an invitation to enter delight. When was the last time you rested! ⁣ If God sees presence as something that's worth pausing for right after creation, then maybe we should reevaluate how we view rest.⁣
September 17, 2020
Rest and the Weary
We often want “the life” without being willing to adopt the lifestyle. If you want to experience the life of Jesus, you have to adopt the lifestyle of Jesus. An easy life isn't an option. But an easy yoke is.
September 17, 2020
One Another Part 2
To love one another is to place ourselves in service to the other. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ When we see our brother, sister, or neighbor in need, we must step forward and help. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ To be a neighbor is to have compassion and mercy to those who are passed by by others. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ If you want change, let it start with you and spark a chain reaction. ⁣ ⁣
August 13, 2020
One Another Part 1
What does it mean to love one another? A candid conversation with Pastor Buster Swoopes on race, justice, my neighbor, and one another. 
August 6, 2020
Try God’s Grace Overtime
Michael and Laura, along with some others, discuss the beauty of God’s grace and it impacts our own lives.
July 30, 2020
Try God’s Grace
Our current political and racial climate should not surprise us.⁣⁣ Nor should it halt us from seeking justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly.⁣⁣ And extending grace. ⁣⁣ What is the difference between expectation and surprise?⁣⁣
July 27, 2020
Try Abundance Overtime
Michael and Evelyn discuss living under God’s blessing and how it impacts others.
July 23, 2020
Try Abundance
When God calls you to give, don’t be afraid. ⁣What does it feel like to not have enough?
July 20, 2020
Try Sabbath Overtime
Michael and Jonny talk about what the Sabbath means to them in their lives.
July 16, 2020
Try Sabbath
Sabbath rhythms confess design and creation by a God who cares. What does Sabbath mean to you?⁣⁣
July 13, 2020
Try Community Overtime
Michael, Raul and Semu talk about the significance of community and our need for each other.
July 9, 2020
Try Community
Our experience with God is personal, but never private. Why do we need each other?
July 6, 2020
Try Beauty Overtime
Michael and April dive deeper in to the biblical expression of beauty as worship
July 2, 2020
Try Beauty
Beauty is a gift from God that sometimes we take for granted or ignore. When's the last time you stopped and smelled the Roses?
June 29, 2020
Try The Story Overtime
Michael, Evelyn, Isa, and Johnathan talk about the Bible as a cohesive story.
June 25, 2020
Try The Story
You Gotta Try This, Episode 2 The Bible is a cohesive story of God's actions throughout human history.
June 25, 2020
Taste and See
You Gotta Try This, Ep 1 Never had a relationship with God? Or Maybe you're looking to rejuvenate it? Here's your invitation to an experiemental and experiential relationship with God.
June 22, 2020
Season 2 Trailer: You Gotta Try This
Here's a deeper look at what you can expect from season 2 of Elevate Retake.
June 18, 2020
Elevate Retake Update
A quick look at what's ahead for Elevate Retake Season 2
June 11, 2020
Here I Am
Wandering Part 8 Do you have a hard time listening to others? Genesis 22 You can study for tests, and still fail them. If God is your professor, though you might faith the test you can still pass the class! Though Abraham had two sons, Isaac was the only son of promise. In God asking Abraham to sacrifice his only son promise, God was asking Abraham to give Him what He gave Abraham, not what Abraham was able to maker.
May 28, 2020
Game of Thrones
Wandering Part 7 Can God use messy people? Genesis 20-21 Abraham lived a messy life. Yet God still chose him to be the carrier of the promise.
May 21, 2020
For Goodness’ Sake
Wandering Part 6 What upsets God the most? Genesis 18, 19 God chooses to reveal to Abraham what is to come because He has chosen Abraham to be a blessing and to bless surrounding nations. God is giving Abraham an opportunity to put into practice his calling.
May 14, 2020
Wandering Part 5 What would it take for God to get your attention? Genesis 17 In Genesis 17:3 Abram fell on his face in the presence of God and God talked with him. God promises, again, Abram will be blessed as part of a covenant relationship with Him. He pledged his life to the Master and then to a way of life.
May 7, 2020
The Promise Abused
Wandering Part 4 What does faith look like? Genesis 16 Abram/Sarai were trying to earn the promise of God through effort. Instead of waiting for what God had promised through grace. We can’t earn God’s grace. No matter how hard we try. God wants our faith to be in complete trust in him
April 30, 2020
Shipment Delayed
Wandering Part 3 When was the last time God kept his promise to you? Genesis 15 finds Abram at a crossroads. Publicly he recognizes God's blessings but privately he doubts. Sometimes God answers our cries by changing our perspective. Sometimes God waits in order to show His faithfulness. At the end of the day, God is faithful.
April 23, 2020
Feast and Famine
Wandering Part 2 Would you rather have means without purpose or purpose without means? Genesis 12, 13 Feast and famine are two sides of the same coin. The challenge is not what side the coin lands on, it all depends on what you do with it when you get the coin. Whether in feast or famine, we must find space to settle. To be content with what has been handed to us.
April 16, 2020
From the Known to the Unknown
From the Known to the Unknown" | Wandering Part 1 Engage question: What's next? Abram is called by God away from family, friends, comforts. From the known to the unknown. God needed to get him away. God was setting Abram up. In a good way. He wanted Abram in a space where Abram had to fully rely on God. Abraham didn’t know all the details. He just followed the one who had called him. You don’t need to know everything when you're with someone you trust. Digging Deeper: Check out the book "Love Does" by Bob Goff.
April 9, 2020
Coming Soon: Elevate Retake
Welcome to Elevate Retake. On Elevate Retake you can expect to hear the biblical messages of Michael Gibson, pastor for Elevate, a community fellowship of Keene Church. We want you to experience faith as the continual everyday process of learning more about the Bible, ourselves, and our God and believe this podcast will be just what you need to come to a closer relationship with God.
April 8, 2020