Monday, February 20, 2017

Let the Fun Begin

I have the honor of spending three days with a group of guys whom I've met with for 14 years now. Thanks to Kurt Kinney's birthday, we are now all over 50. We have come to cherish these days together. We love to laugh and solve the world's problems. We rejoice in each others victories, and pray through each others pain. We don't see eye to eye on everything, but we are passionate about the common important things: family, church, prayer, leadership, etc.
I have learned so much from these men. The wells of understanding go deep with these guys.
I freely admit that sometimes I just throw out a topic just to see the fireworks begin. We can go from passive to passion in as much time as it takes to take a sip of coffee.
We are all very busy in our season of ministry, so creating space in our calendars is a challenge, but it's never a question of whether or not we should.
Thank you Larry Hickey for calling us together many years ago.
Let the fun begin! 

Friday, February 10, 2017

So You May Believe

Beginning February 26th, I will begin to preach a series of messages from the book of John. I have read this book many times in my life, but I have to admit, it has never impacted me like this year. 
John is one of Jesus’ closest followers, also known as “John the Beloved”. Decades after Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, John sits down and writes a book about his greatest love: Jesus. In this book he tells us who Jesus is.
  • He is the creator of the world
  • He is the giver of life
  • He is the light of the world
  • He is the way, the truth, and the life
  • He is the provider
  • He is the only hope of the world
  • He is the perfect sacrifice that satisfies God’s wrath
  • He is the forgiver of sin
He tells us these things so that we may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and in believing we may experience new life (John 20:31).
I can't wait to get started. 

Friday, February 03, 2017

My Confession

My confession is odd, considering I have been in occupational ministry for almost 30 years.