Well, dear friend, we have been preaching about evangelism for a month plus now. I know it has been on your mind because of how much we’ve emphasized it. You’ve been praying for the lost in your circles and you know the Lord wants you to take a step to be more intentional about seeking … Continue reading The Greatest Untapped Opportunity for Evangelism at Our Church
Hey all, I pray you are well and growing in the Lord today and enjoying the increasingly warmer weather. What follows is a video where I share my vision for “Project Seek the Lost.” Please watch and join in as the Lord gives you opportunity. https://youtu.be/CowaqOQpK4s
Hey all, I hope you’re doing well today and enjoying the sunshine. (Man, our weather is crazy no?) When we brought on Pastor Chris as a part time associate, we knew we wanted him to serve in more ways than just teenagers, but we didn’t know what that might be. After some discussion and prayer, … Continue reading Adjusting Roles a Bit With Pastor Chris
Hey all. We introduced a new song this past Sunday that we’ll be singing several times over the next few weeks to help us all learn it. It’s from Psalm 150 and is titled the same. It was written by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa. They also wrote some songs we already sing: “Come Behold … Continue reading New Song: Psalm 150 (Praise the Lord)
Today as the number of refugees from the Ukraine grows past 2,000,000, I wanted to share with you one thought about God and a few specific ways to pray for what’s going in Ukraine. One Thought First, remember that God is in control of this and He will use this to accomplish His plan, in … Continue reading One Thought and Ways to Pray RE: Ukraine
Fellow member of Central Oaks Shannon Arthur texted me this poem yesterday. I asked her if I could share it on today’s blog and she said yes. I thought it would be an encouragement for all of you—and especially those of you that pray for our sister Shannon. Without further adieu, here is “Surrender:” As … Continue reading “Surrender,” An Original Poem by Shannon Arthur
It’s Valentine’s Day, and therefore an opportune moment to think about love. Here is one definition that some of you might remember: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5-8_1uCzR8 That was a few scenes from the 1970’s movie “Love Story” starring Ryan O’Neal. Coincidentally, O’Neal also played in one of my favorite movies, “What’s Up Doc?” (Side note, at the end … Continue reading Do We Know What Love Is?
For the next two Sundays, I will be teaching the “Next Steps Course” at church. It begins at 12:45 with lunch that my wife is taking care of. The course then guides attendees through 4 next steps in their relationship with Jesus. The first step is about how to come to know God as a … Continue reading What Is the Next Steps Course?
As we start to get Project One Church moving, I wanted to point out that New Testament Christians ate meals together. Here are a few examples: Examples of Christians Eating Together Acts 2:46“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,” … Continue reading Eating Meals Together Is Biblical
Hey Church family, I hope you’re depending on the Lord and walking closely with Him today. It was encouraging to me to see so many of you intermingling during worship yesterday, participating in Project One Church. Very cool! I am praying the Lord will use this initiative to help draw us all closer to Jesus … Continue reading How to Participate in Project One Church If You’re In a Unique Situation