Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Night Reflections

  • We started a new sermon series today called The Vow. Looking forward to learning Biblical principles to strengthen marriages.
  • We tried out YouVersion's live feature this morning. It allows listeners to interact during the sermon and to follow the message on their web-enabled phones. Pretty cool!
  • I decided that John Lindell, lead pastor of James River Assembly, is just good! His teaching on the Lord's Prayer (via video) was outstanding.
  • Tomorrow is week 2 of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. We had a great start last week. Now it's on to lesson 2-Relating to Money.
  • Have a great week! Don't forget InterMission this Wednesday.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Why I Hate Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. President Reagan designated the third Sunday in January as such, being that it is the Sunday closest to the January 22nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.

Interestingly enough, the only Presidents who have not issued this annual proclamation since the initial proclamation are President Clinton and President Obama.

I had the opportunity to preach a Sanctity of Life sermon this morning, but I'm grieved that I had to do it. I think that's what Russell Moore had in mind when he wrote this blog post last year.

Why I Hate Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Night Reflections

  • What beautiful weather we had today! Perfect for going to church.
  • John Lindell continues to bless us via his video teaching on the Lord's Prayer!
  • Enjoyed some great fellowship after tonight's service with part of our church family. Lunch was great, also, with another group from Solid Rock. It's all about eating and fellowship!
  • We sang some new (to us) praise and worship music tonight by Leeland and Paul Baloche/Lincoln Brewster. Loved it!
  • We start Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University a week from tomorrow night. Can't wait!
  • Have a great week! Be blessed!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti

It's impossible for anyone to see the images that are coming out of Haiti after the horrific earthquake earlier this week and not be moved to compassion. As I lay in bed last night, I thought of the people who were still waiting to be rescued amid the rubble of the fallen buildings. I thought of children looking for their parents, and parents looking for their children.

We should be praying fervently every single day for the many hurting people of this nation. But we can also do more.

This Sunday at Solid Rock, we are going to receive an offering for Convoy of Hope. They are among the ministries and organizations that are on the front lines right now working arduously to meet the massive need.

So continue to pray. And come prepared to give a generous offering this Sunday for disaster relief in Haiti. It's the very least we can do.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Night Reflections

Thoroughly enjoyed tonight's message. We watched a teaching video by John Lindell, Lead Pastor of James River Assembly in Missouri. Some of the things he said that stuck with me:

  • If you don't pray, you will experience a very limited working of God in your life.
  • Prayer only works if you do it.
  • We don't have time to pray. We have to take time from other things. (via Oswald Chambers)

Our Sunday morning series may not be the most exciting topic, but it can lead to a very exciting life. Fuel for the Soul has to do with establishing spiritual disciplines in our lives. Today we talked about fasting. I'm praying for all you Rockies that indicated a commitment to fast this week.

Tomorrow night at 7:00 pm is the free preview night for Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. You can change your life by being a part of this class. I hope you'll come to the free preview to see what it's all about. The actual 13-week class will begin January 25th.

Have a great week!