A week or so ago I posted a video from Francis Chan called "Erasing Hell." I said that much of what he said is very challenging to me. Actually I said it really kicked my butt. I'm very excited about the book he is writing. Anyways, this prompted a contact from someone wanting to know more about what I was thinking on the matter so he could read/comment. FYI, if you don't know, clicking on the icons on the left of videos will take you to where you can comment. If you aren't familiar with the background, Chan is essentially responding to a new book from Rob Bell called Love Wins. In … [Read more...]
In the time from the Crucifixion to the day of Pentecost there were a great many changes in the followers of Christ. In this sermon I read from 1 Corinthians 15 and follow 3 key changes in life that brought the early church out of fear and into a bold proclamation of the Gospel, including changes in Paul’s life after Christ ascended. Find out why you must know Christ, be given Grace, and receive the Holy Spirit for this change to be worked in your life.
Youth this week was very full. I don't mean student-wise. I totally didn't count the students. I'm really bad about that. The subject was really deep and we covered a lot. I saw some comments on MySpace that make me feel like I should share about a specific part of the service. I've started showing more videos because they help to illustrate my points in some pretty spectacular ways. This past week we watched this video: A couple of the students were asking what it meant and I explained it. I talked about my first real relationship. I talked about how quickly I fell in love and how much it … [Read more...]