Random bits

Posted: January 17, 2009 in Church, Crosspoint, Perspective
  • Thanks to everyone who braved the cold and helped take part in the video shoot on Thursday morning.  Video turned out well.  I hope it gets people “reThinking” serving on Sunday morning.
  • Chris Tomlin’s “God of this City” is a new song (for us, anyway) we’ll be worshipping with on Sunday morning.  Given the changes happening in our church to expand our vision to reach people in and beyond the city limits of Decatur, I do not think there is a more relevant song.
  • Twitter is an amazing tool.  Used it for the first time ever to recruit people for the video shoot.  Technology is a powerful weapon.
  • New people are getting involved in the art and video teams, and they’re talent/expertise is blowing me away.  I cannot wait to see what we can accomplish in 2009 (and beyond).
  • If you feel like Satan is beating you down (read previous post), ask yourself this one, small question:  “What do you think has Satan concerned enough that he’s trying to stop you from doing it?”
  • Thought from previous post:  Satan cannot take us out of God’s hands, but he can try to keep us from being God’s hands in this world.
  • As Dave likes to remind us:  “We’re running a rescue mission at the gates of hell.”  It’s going to get messy.
  • Think about this:  The reason we know about Christ today is, somewhere along the way, someone died to get that message out.
  • In America, we do not truly know the religious persecutions of history (and other nations).  We gripe about interpersonal conflicts, the music being too loud, and whether or not the pews should be green or red.  We don’t have to worry about being beaten, outcast, or maybe even crucified.  We are freakin’ pansies by comparison.
  • Litmus test:  “Would you still claim to be a Christian if you lived in Rome around 70 A.D.?”
  • My Jesus is not the Miss American Jesus holding a sheep with the purple sash with a hairdo out of a commercial for shampoo and conditioner.
  • This is my Jesus:  “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True.  With justice he judges and makes war.  His eyes are like blazing fire,  and on his head are many crowns.  He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.  He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.  The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.  Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations.  He will rule them with an iron scepter.  He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.  On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:11-16).
  • There is nothing that Satan can really do, is there?
  • Man, I’m pumped!

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