- Today's theme was compassion for lost souls. Can we really learn to feel what Jesus felt when he wept for the lost people of Israel? The answer is "no" if we don't learn to pray like Jesus prayed! We've got to do the kneework (prayer) before we do the legwork (going to the highways and byways to bring people to Jesus).
- Easter is in two weeks! I'm pumped!
- How far are we willing to go to bring people to church this Easter? Far enough to put your pastor in a box on the roof of the church? I think not!
- We kicked off My Save 5 tonight. Take advantage of the networks God has placed you in to invite people to the Easter Service. Expand your networks; expand your influence; use your influence.
- Here's the link to the Ed Stetzer blog post with the survey results I talked about tonight.
- Did I mention that Easter is in two weeks?
- It was a great Sunday, but I'm dead tired. Time for sleep. Have a great week.
November 13, 1989. 11:30 AM I had just finished my lunch in the teacher's workroom and was walking back to my classroom. I was teaching at San Jacinto Elementary in San Angelo, Texas at the time. Up until then, it had been a typical November day. As I walked past the school office, the door swung open, and a fellow teacher stepped out with a look of concern on her face. She spoke directly to me and said, “Your wife’s on the phone, and it sounds serious.” I ran into the office, took the phone, and heard my wife say, “I don’t know what happened, but your brother is on life support in a hospital in Austin.” Twelve hours later, my father and I were sharing a room in a hotel on I-35 in Austin. My sister-in-law, Sandy, and her six-year-old daughter, Araceli, were in a room across the hall. I hardly slept that night. I would doze off and suddenly wake up to my father crying and calling out my brother’s name. My brother was dead. Osiel had collapsed that morning while his high s