A Great Weekend!

I usually do this on Sunday Night, but yesterday I put the laptop aside and just spent some much-needed time with the family.  We went over to my brother in laws house, threw some chicken on the grill and just kicked back.  LOVED IT!!!

Here are a few thoughts from the weekend…

  • Saturday we had a group from Faith Renewed go over and help out with the Mauldin Miracle League.  This is an awesome organization that allows special needs children to play baseball.  You can check out the pics on our Facebook page.  Look at the smiles on the kids faces.  (Especially our kids!) It will touch your heart.
  • Sunday Rocked!

 

  • I preached Part 4 of Who Am I?  A Sermon Series on helping the Believer understand their true identity in Christ.  I love teaching on this subject!
  • Ephesians 1:7 in The Message Bible says, Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free!
  • Our identity is not based on our skin color, job, car we drive, or how much $ we have in the bank.  No matter how ugly our past may be.  When we receive HIM we’re FREE!
  • When you understand that, you can face any opposition.  I spent a lot of my time yesterday talking about the story of Elijah when he faced the 450 prophets of Baal.
  • ONE man stood against so many, because he knew who he was.
  • You are MORE than you know!
  • The BEST part of the weekend is that people grabbed hold of The Word… God was doing HIS thing in the altars, (yes we still have those in our church) and lives were changed forever!
  • So PUMPED about what He’s doing right now in the Body of Christ and thankful to be a part of it!!!

Hey Faith Renewed… A Quick Note…

Just a couple of things to share today…
 
I first of all want to thank everyone that brought out shoes for our Soles for Souls Shoe Drive for Monaview Elementary.
FROC you are the greatest!  You’re heart for Outreach is incredible!
If you would still like to give, you can do so this Sunday as well.  
This is going to be such a blessing to those in need.
 
‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
~Jesus Christ
I’m so excited about what we’re seeing God do on Sundays at FROC!
We are seeing new faces weekly and live are being changed.
That will NEVER get old to me!
Keep sharing your story and inviting them in and we will keep telling them about Jesus.
 
I’m teaching part 4 of Who Am I this weekend. 
You don’t want to miss it!
This week we will hear about what happens when we understand our true identity in HIM!
 
See you this weekend!

Sunday Night Reflections…

A few thoughts from a great weekend…

  • I turned 40 this week.  WOW!  Still feels weird to say that.  I guess I better get use to it.  Some folks from church threw a surprise party for me last night,  I had a great time!  I love spending time with my Church Family.  Thank you to EVERYONE that came out and helped make that happen.  BIG THANK YOU to Ms. Donna & Siau for all of your hard work to pull that off!!!
  • Congratulations to my baby girl!  She made the Varsity Cheerleading Team at her High School today.  I’m proud of you! (They grow up WAY too fast)
  • We had an awesome Service today at Faith Renewed!  The worship ROCKED as always!  The songs just flowed together.  Each one was bragging on how good our God is.  You know what happens when we do that, HE SHOWS UP!
  • I continued the Series Who Am I?  An awesome Word God has given me on helping us understand our true identity in Christ.  Psalms 139:13&14 says, for You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.  I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
  • God has a plan for your life.  You are not an accident!  Before you ever took your first breath, He knew you!  I’m about to get happy just thinking about that.
  • The best part of the weekend is that lives were changed!!!  Some folks got their tickets for the box seats! (Had to be there) The view is always better from there and the food is great!
  • I love what I do!  I have people tell me often that they wouldn’t have my job.  I can’t see me doing anything else.
  • Can’t wait to see what HE does next…

Have a great night!

My First Blog!

I’m writing my first blog today!

I’m not really sure why I waited so long to do this…  I’ve always enjoyed reading the thoughts of other leaders and people who share common interests. I just never really thought of putting my own thoughts down in writing for others to read.  I guess the main reason, is that I know that those reading what you’ve written, may not may always receive it the way you’re sending it…  When I talk to someone “in person” I can see their facial expression and body language and hopefully help them understand exactly what I mean.

Regardless of all that, I’m looking forward to sitting down from time to time and sharing some of my thoughts with you and letting you into my world.  I’m not sure how often I will blog yet.  Monthly, weekly, daily, who knows?  Either way, I hope that I can say something that will encourage you in some way and help you know the God that I love and serve a little better.

Welcome To My World…