Posts from January 2012

getting stuff done #1

Over the next couple of days I am going to be writing about the importance of getting stuff done and a few principles we can apply to our lives in order to accomplish the work Christ has for us. The most important place to start with this is simply the understanding that Christ does indeed have work for you to do. Check…

Worship Experience in Review

It was awesome. Seriously, whenever 292 people are gathered, focused on singing to the God who made everything, that is is pretty cool. The best part? We can have Worship Experiences everywhere we go. In Romans 1:1 it says: And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you.…

Worship Experience

Tonight we have our second Worship Experience. So, what is a “Worship Experience?” A worship experience is a time where through music we surrender everything we have to pursuing the throne of God. Over and over in scripture God encourages us to “come to him”, to “approach him” to “draw near to him” and to “surrender to him.” A Worship Experience magnifies…

Like His Brothers

Jesus and I have a lot in common. We both are flesh and blood. We both did/will experience death. We both use the bathroom. We both experienced family. We both experienced loneliness. We both have friends. We both know what it is to be tired. We both know what it is to be tempted. Jesus and I have a few things very…

Who Got Served?

3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. (Philippians 2:3-4) “Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves”(v. 3) Have you ever been someplace where you weren’t the most important person in the room? Sure you have. When…

don’t waste it

This last week we wrapped up our series on not living a life that is “Wasted.” (You can check out the two talks on our Facebook page). This morning as I was reading in Hosea I realized one other thing that can waste our lives – sin. In Hosea 5:12 the Lord says this, “But I am like a moth to Ephraim,…

Calling Out

God has always been calling to us – and he has always been doing it through the exact same strategy – Jesus. From the beginning of creation He was calling to us. Scripture tell us that Jesus himself was the very form in which the world was created through (Hebrews 1:2). In the Old Testament there arose prophets and Kings all pointing…

Orange Juice

When I was a junior in high school I joined my father and his friends on a 10 mile run. To that point I had never ran more than 5 miles at once  and I was exhausted when finished. The best part of a great, long run is the replenishment following. What I remember is a very large glass of orange juice.…