Reflections on Sin

Some Context This past week, a number of stories came out in my local newspaper reporting on and analyzing the arrest of a local pastor. He has been accused of placing and monitoring video equipment in the female bathrooms at the church. If you haven’t read the articles, don’t worry about not knowing the details. […]

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“Our God” (a song)

For a couple weeks now, I have been dissatisfied with the modern worship songs we’ve been singing in our church. The music is great, the beats are fun, the lyrics are powerful, but honestly, they aren’t very deep. In particular, the majority of modern rock-style worship music puts God in the second person. Everything is […]

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Prayer for the next level

Lord in Heaven, I’m sensing your call to take my steps into a new level of relationship with you. It’s more than a desire in my heart. It’s more than a thought or a notion. It’s a repetitive prompting that you have more for me and a constant reminder that I need it. I’ve washed […]

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Great Weekend… Or Not?

This is just a quick post to say that I had a really fun weekend on one hand and a really bad weekend on the other. At T.G.I. Friday’s (where I just started to work part-time as a waiter), I had a section of two tables only, but in the brief couple hours of lunch, […]

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Productivity: August 13, 2007

Today’s Accomplishments I mowed the lawn. I read a chapter from Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time I sent an email to Greg, Kyle, and Josh about our Four Guys and God meeting. (We are going to work through the 10 commandments in our discipleship). I’ve taken a closer look at the […]

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Productivity: July 23, 2007

Here is my activity/productivity list for the day: Devotional study of Psalm 116 (BI: Those who know God’s salvation respond with love.) — 30 minutes Prayer bike ride through a new neighborhood — 60 minutes Blog about my productivity experiment — 40 minutes Work on processing audio for Sunday’s sermon — 25 minutes Make lunch […]

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How Productive Can I Be?

I’m entering into a week of experimentation. I’m experimenting with myself to see how productive I can be. Just yesterday, I preached a message on how we can actually find fulfillment in our pains and struggles, and I was thinking that something uncomfortable for me is the bearing down into a routine of productivity. Along […]

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150?

What an incredible day! Last Sunday was our Grand Opening service as a church and I am excited to report that we had between 140-150 people there. We never got an accurate count, but this is how we came up with those numbers: 24 Elementary School Kids 6 Babies in the Nursery 9 Children’s Ministry […]

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Switch To Sunday Morning

Two weeks ago, we switched our weekly gatherings to Sunday morning instead of Sunday night. There was one major motivating reason for doing so. As we move toward our public launch, we need to feel a strong sense of building momentum, and we just weren’t able to do that with the low attendance we had […]

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