F.C.A.

February 29, 2008

This morning I had the opportunity and privilege of sharing from God’s Word with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (F.C.A.) at Andrew Jackson (AJ).  I have been helping out by being a presence there for the past four to five months.  It has been a great opportunity to connect not only with the AJ faculty, staff, and students, but to connect with other local pastors as well has been a treat. 

This morning I shared from 2 Corinthians 5.17 about being a new creation in Christ.  Very similar to what I shared previously from Romans 3.21-22 about Encountering Jesus Christ. 

May the LORD take the seeds that have been sown and those that have been watered and increase them within the lives of those that were in attendance.

To God be the glory!

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the last Christian generation and insanity

February 26, 2008

At the moment I am preparing for our adult training this Wednesday by reviewing a tremendous problem of such proportions that Josh McDowell has written a book about it titled The Last Christian Generation.  That’s right, the problem that we as Christians are facing is that we are “potentially” living within the last Christian generation here in America. 

How can this be?

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prayer request

February 20, 2008

For those of you that come across this message, I ask that you pray for me and my family.  All of us, except Jessica for the most part, have been fairly sick.  Personally, I have been battling the flu over the past 10 days and finally went to the doctor today.  Peyton has fully recuperated and Jude is still battling a runny nose.

Thank you so much for your prayers!     


last night

February 14, 2008

Even though many were out last night for various reasons, we still had an enjoyable time together through worship, the teaching of God’s Word, and some small group time.  We had plans of rotating the group as we did last week, keeping the 8th through 12th grades together and the 6th and 7th grades; however, since there were not many in the 6th and 7th grades present, we decided to keep everyone together. 

We played a game of “Pass the Card” last night.  Basically you have a group of people sitting side-by-side and the object of the game is for the person on the far right to pick-up one card from the deck and pass-it to the person sitting next to the.  The cards are to pass through every-body’s hand and the person sitting on the far left was to place the cards in a pile next to them. 

This game was played to encourage team work which feeds into “living the ODD life” (more on this at a later time and date). 

I’m always open for someone else to lead the games for the evening, so if you are interested in leading the game, just let me know.  Or, if you would like to suggest a couple of games, please do so. 

I enjoyed seeing everyone last night.  For those of you who are sick, I hope that you feel better soon.  For those of you who are not, well, I hope that you don’t get sick. 

Have a great week in school and I will see you Sunday


amusing ourselves to death

February 11, 2008

It’s amazing how much “bad” news is reported each and every single week.  Personally, I keep up on national and international events through foxnews.com (yes, I know that I should read the local paper more than I do).  With everything that occurred last week there was one particular story that struck me. 

This past week in Olathe, Kansas, Fox News reported of a 16-year-old teenager who was killed in a fight (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,329827,00.html).  As far as I can gather from the article there were no weapons used of any-kind and the youth lost his life through the injuries that he received. 

This is a terrible tragedy that would not only shock ones family and friends, but a community as well.  But with everything that occurred last week on a much larger scale, why did I decide to write about this particular event?

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living as one questions

February 8, 2008

During our small group time this past Wednesday there were some fairly interesting questions that were asked that I didn’t get to hear a response from.  First, since the questions were interesting and of course thought provoking, I think that it is important for me to say that I can’t take full credit for them.  I used the most of them from multiple books I have laying around my office.  Sorry to disappoint some of you by shattering your creative image of me. 

Moving on. 

I would love to hear back from you what you said, or would have said, in answering these questions.

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living as one questions

February 8, 2008

During our small group time this past Wednesday there were some fairly interesting questions that were asked that I didn’t get to hear a response from.  First, since the questions were interesting and of course thought provoking, I think that it is important for me to say that I can’t take full credit for them.  I used the most of them from multiple books I have laying around my office.  Sorry to disappoint some of you by shattering your creative image of me. 

Moving on. 

I would love to hear back from you what you said, or would have said, in answering these questions.

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