Have you ever mixed someone up? I mean, thought you were talking to one person, but in reality you were talking to someone else? I have. When I was a child, my mom took me to see my dad in the middle of the day at his office. At that time, my dad worked in … Continue reading Dad?
As we prepare for the holidays I was reminded as I read Matthew 20:29-34, Jesus' heart for those who are spiritually and physically hurting in our world. As Jesus and the disciples left the town of Jericho, a large crowd followed behind. Two blind men were sitting beside the road. When they heard that Jesus … Continue reading Do you hear them?
Last weekend, we kicked off a new series at Connexion called, "ONE." The central theme of this series is relationships. First, we are focusing on potential relationship we all can have with God and how then, that relationship should impact the other relationships we have with others. Last weekend, our Lead Minister, Jason Hight's message … Continue reading New Series…
If you read my thoughts yesterday, I need to be a better worshiper. Its been all about my time and my life. I gave my life to Christ when I was eight and He has actually received less of me over time not more. My time and my life are no longer my own. They … Continue reading Growing in 2009…God’s time
"When you give blind animals as sacrifices, isn't that wrong? And isn't it wrong to offer animals that are crippled and diseased? Try giving gifts like that to your governor, and see how pleased he is!" says the Lord of Heaven's Armies" (Malachi 1:8) I feel like I often give God my leftovers in worship. … Continue reading Giving God my leftovers
Internally focused churches find themselves lacking in relationships. This happens because an internally focused church teaches people unintentionally to be selfish. This selfishness tends to turn “outsiders” (those outside the church) off. Actually, selfishness turns us all off, doesn’t it, unless its us behaving selfishly! On page 19 of The Externally Focused Church, the author … Continue reading Being Externally Focused and Worship