Blog – 01/10/2015

I was talking to Roy last night and we agree, probably the most important fear we have is rightly dividing the Word of God and being accurate in our preaching/teaching (2 Timothy 2:15). Some take the platform on Sunday and focus more on being entertaining than Biblically correct. Some have a unique interpretation/application that is distinctly unlike any other respected scholars throughout history. It’s my prayer that I will never defile the Word by trying to make it something it’s not, or altering it in a way it becomes something innovative yet unintended.

We’re focusing on 90 days of transformation and while I do not want the 90 day period to mark the beginning and end of transformation, I certainly hope it will launch a perpetual revival in the life of our church. I am challenging our folks to connect with the church – through membership, by faithful attendance, and sustained giving of their time, talents, and treasures. I’m challenging our folks to connect with one another by faithfulness to the small group (Journey Group) ministry. I’m challenging everyone to connect with someone personally as an accountability partner, encourager, and mentor. Rick Warren says it well, you can either be a conformer or a transformer!

I can’t wait to see what this first quarter of 2015 will bring and I can’t wait to see the lives that will be forever changed! I don’t want our folks to experience a feeling or a fad, nothing that will fade away, but a real transformation that will figuratively set them on fire through a radical relationship with Jesus! Join me in praying! I can’t wait!