There is a lot of things that I would like to share with you this week.
First off, I want to thank everyone who served at the car show. We had a good time and we had four entries into the car show and all four entries placed in the top 50. That is two years in a row. Congratulations to Jason, Rich, Dale, and Michelle for bringing home top 50 awards.
We gave out a lot of water this year. Thank you to everyone who donated water for this event. We also want to thank Target, Freshway and especially Kroger for donating water for this event. If you go shopping at any of these places this week, please thank them for donating water.
We are going to change things up at our services. I could tell you what they are but that would just spoil the surprise. You will just have to come and see. I am excited about Sunday. I cannot wait!
This coming Sunday, we will be back in our Heroes series. Our character of illustration this week will be Captain America.
FaithPoint Men, we will meet this Sunday at 9:00 am at McDonald’s for our book discussion. If you have not already done so, please watch the videos for chapters 1 and 2. I look forward to our time of discussion this weekend.
There are no sermon notes for this week. However, I do want to leave you with this:
I read a study that said that the average pastor is overweight. Due to the busy ministry schedules and busy family schedules, the average pastor turns to fast food as their main source of energy and nutrition. I am a statistic. So, recently, thanks to a friend, I have turned to the paleo lifestyle. I do not hold to it rigorously but I do follow it as close as I can. I realized that to be the husband, daddy, and pastor that God wants me to be, I need to be fit and healthy. I have a goal and a plan to reach that goal.
Our spiritual life is no different. If you want to be the disciple that God created you to be, you have to be intentional. You need to set some goals and then develop plans to reach those goals.
- You need a Bible reading plan. I recommend that you start with the ESV Bible app from Crossway or the YouVersion app. Both are free downloads.
- You are called to make disciples. You need a person to pour your life into. It’s not always going to be pretty. It’s going to be messy sometimes. It doesn’t change the calling. You need a person to pour into. Who are you currently pouring into? If you are not, it is time to find a person and pour your life into theirs and point them to Jesus. You have to get out of your comfort zone and be blind to distractions if you want to make disciples.
- You need a plan for personal and spiritual growth. Sitting on the couch, eating cheeseburgers and watching Netflix is not beneficial. Fun. Maybe. Not beneficial. What books are you reading? What podcasts do you listen to? What kind of webinars or online training do you participate in? Remember that leaders are readers and leaders never stop learning.
I encourage you to grow both spiritually and personally. I encourage you to make disciples and download, develop, or use an existing Bible reading plan.
You were created for great things! God does work in us before He does work through us. We need to be prepared for what He has prepared for us. May we all grow in our God given potential and may we all become the mature disciples that Jesus wants us to be.
I LOVE MY CHURCH!
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