I'm seriously going to try to get back into the groove blogging. I have slacked for awhile, mainly because I've gotten a bit into the mini-blog world (aka Twitter). Today, we had an awesome Gathering. It was snowy, so I know it kept a bunch of people home, but we still had a great group. I was preaching with a cold, so I wasn't at my best, but I thank God for really working through me regardless. The band rocked, as usual. We again did "Infinite Divine," which I love. What a blessing to have that group of musicians lead us each week. Seriously, churches of thousands don't have that kind of talent. Can I also say Lynn's prayer was outstanding? Wow. Here was my outline for this week. May God turn us into people that are radical and self-sacrificing for the kingdom. Also, note Jaylyn's new graphic for the series!
Jesus Resolutely Headed Toward Jerusalem for Us (Luke 9:51-56) 1. Jesus journeyed to Jerusalem to die (v. 51) 2. Jesus journeyed through Samaria in love (vv. 52-56)
We must focus exclusively on the kingdom for Him (Luke 9:57-62) 1. We must follow Him over physical comforts (vv. 57-58) 2. We must follow Him over earthly relationships (vv. 59-62)