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About revcbyars

Pastor and founder of A Church Rated Ministries focusing on helping Christians in our mission to reach out to those that don't know Christ and be transformative in our communities. I am an orthodox, evangelical, charismatic, Lutheran Christian desiring to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all and loving to watch the Holy Spirit transform lives! I am a husband and a father that seeks to be the spiritual head of my household in the position which God has called me. I am the pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMC) in Washington, IN called to faithfully lead in the Gospel to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Word is Truth for Life

How often do we look at the rainbow and think of God’s promise to us? The rainbow has been co-opted to mean other things, but as followers of Christ, it is something that we should seek to reclaim in our … Continue reading

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The Good Shepherd is the Bread of Life

Often in worship, we confess that Jesus Christ is the bread of life. We confess a lot of things in song, prayers, and liturgy but how often do we honestly believe them to be true? When times are tough like … Continue reading

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Clinging to Christ as my Plumb

I have never enjoyed correction. Most people don’t appreciate the correction, but correction is often essential. The idea of the plumb struck me deeply from the reading of Amos 7:7-15. For those that may not be familiar a plumb line … Continue reading

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Living in God’s Sufficient Grace

As a pastor, I have known rejection. It is not unique for pastors, this I understand. Unfortunately, there are those that have the mindset that if a person is proclaiming Christ and is doing the work of God that all … Continue reading

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Reaching for the Holiness of Christ

Have you ever had that moment where you felt there was no hope? There have been moments in my life which doors have slammed shut. I have had people say and do unimaginable things that just rocked my world. I … Continue reading

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The Storms of Life

Anyone who knows me or knows my story is aware of the storms that I have faced in life. This is not a statement to make others feel for me or to seek any particular sense of sadness. It’s just … Continue reading

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Planted by God for God’s Glory

God is the planter of all things, it is through him that all things grow and we are cared for. We cannot make one thing grow by our own will or strength including our faith. In Ezekiel 17:22-24, we find … Continue reading

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