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Sermon Notes 5/6/12

May 7, 2012

Here are my notes from listening to a message called, “Seasons” by Pastor Mike Shroades: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to […]

Sunday Notes

May 2, 2012

My notes from Pastor Mike Shroades’ message on 4/29/12: “7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.8 Love never ends.”  1 Corinthians 13:7-8a ESV 4 Ways of Walking in Love: 1.  Love bears all things. Believers should help each other through challenges that we face. 2.  Love believes all things Love […]

Will you be a hope dispenser?

December 11, 2010

Check out the Christmas story here:  Luke 2:8-20 (NKJV) Verse 17 says that the shepherds made widely known, that is they told others about this amazing Jesus who is the Messiah, the Savior of the world. We are called to be HOPE DISPENSERS to a world that lacks hope. Antibacterial soap claims to kill 99.9% […]

Gun-shy or trigger-happy?

April 29, 2010

In ministry, there are two extremes that we sometimes gravitate to:  Gun-shy and trigger-happy. Gun-shy is when we are scared to pull the trigger.  We can go through times of spiritual stagnation, where we can’t seem to hear from God.  We also may experience so much failure that we don’t want to try new things.  Or, […]

Youth Ministry Name: 4:12

April 20, 2010

Over the course of a few weeks, our teenagers submitted some great suggestions for names.  We decided to name our youth ministry 4:12.  This comes from 1 Timothy 4:12 which says, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, […]

Youth Ministry Name

March 15, 2010

For the last 11+ years, our youth ministry has had the name, Direct Impact Youth.  It’s time for a change.  I have thought & prayed a ton, but I still don’t know what we should call it. Much like our church, our vision is to create a place for teenagers to meet Jesus.  I would […]

Reading the Bible in 1 Year

March 9, 2010

I have often tried to read the full Bible through the course of a year.  Although I have read through the Bible several times, this is the first time that I am on target to finish it in 1 year. Here are a few things that I’ve done differently this time: I started on January […]

What do you see?

February 22, 2010

If we’re not careful, we can get caught up in our own comfortable world – our job, our family, our church, etc. and totally miss the needs of the people that we come into contact with everyday.  I started reading Servolution by Dino Rizzo about a month ago. Now, as I do my ordinary daily […]

In honor of Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2010

This is one of my favorite videos.

Love Motivates You To Give

February 14, 2010

Love should motivate us to give. Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son, Isaac, to the Lord.  Why?  Because he loved God that much. Jacob agreed to work 7 years so that he could marry Rachel.  After all of that work, he marries the ugly sister, Leah.  He marries Rachel as well and agrees to […]