Wednesday, November 25

THANKSGIVING

20 Things I am THANKFUL for:

  1. An AMAZING God who loves me and has saved me
  2. An INCREDIBLE family who love the Lord and live for the DREAM OF JESUS
  3. My BEAUTIFUL wife Christy who is the love of my life
  4. My PRECIOUS Ashley who has a heart filled of worship
  5. My PRINCESS Caley who has a heart for Teenagers
  6. My CRAZY son who keeps us laughing
  7. My TOUGH dog Harley protector of our home
  8. My LOYAL parents who love both God and others
  9. My SERVING sister and brother-in-law who give without expecting to get
  10. A PASSIONATE church of Christ followers
  11. A DEDICATED team of leaders willing to pay the price for New England
  12. STRATEGIC church planting working to complete each other not compete with eachother
  13. The PRIVILEGE of serving on the mission filed of New England
  14. FAITHFUL friends who truly brothers
  15. The SACRIFICE of so many before me
  16. INDESCRIBABLE GRACE
  17. A FEARLESS church willing to fail in order to succeed
  18. For SURRENDERED people willing to take the Gospel to forbidden places
  19. For WONDERFUL husbands the Lord has and will provide my daughters
  20. For the OPPORTUNITY to pour my life into others

Monday, November 9

CHURCH ALIVE

We have all heard in some form or another that "PEOPLE DON'T CARE HOW MUCH YOU KNOW UNTIL THEY KNOW HOW MUCH YOU CARE". For me this is just another way explaining the difference between DOING CHURCH vs. BEING THE CHURCH. Yesterday GRANITE UNITED CHURCH believing that no family should go without a meal this THANKSGIVING season filled a U-Haul truck full for groceries to be distributed to a number of local area food banks. I felt like a proud father watching his kid growing up! It was so cool to see the HUNDREDS of HUNDREDS of bags of groceries being brought into our auditorium and placed on the platform as first an offering and testimony to God's goodness in all our lives, we have BEEN BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING. Secondly as a demonstration of the outstretched arms of love to our community as the BODY OF CHRIST. Our prayer is too draw attention to our church for one reason and one reason only, to bring people to THE TABLE so that they may eat of the BREAD OF LIFE! As hard as times are for people, we have a wonderful opportunity as THE CHURCH to introduce people to the SOLUTION, His name is Jesus Christ!

It is not a human right
To stare not fight
While broken nations dream
Open up our eyes, so blind
That we might find
The Mercy for the need

Singing, Hey now
Fill our hearts with your compassion
Hey now
As we hold to our confession
Yeah

It is not too far a cry
To much to try
To help the least of these
Politics will not decide
If we should rise
And be your hands and feet

Singing, Hey now
Fill our hearts with your compassion
Hey Now
As we hold to our confession

Woah-oh-oh,
God be the solution
Woah-oh-oh
We will be Your hands and be Your feet.
Yeah, yeah

Higher than a circumstance
Your promise stands
Your love for all to see
Higher than protest line and dollar signs
Your love is all we need

Only You can mend the broken heart
And cause the blind to see
Erase complete the sinners past
And set the captives free
Only You can take the widows cry
And cause her heart to sing
Be a Father to the fatherless
Our Savior and our King
We will be Your hands, we will be Your feet
We will run this race
On the darkest place, we will be Your light
We will be Your light

We will be Your hands , we will be Your feet
We will run this race for the least of these
In the darkest place, we will be your light
We will be your light
We'll sing

Woah-oh-oh,
God be the solution
Woah-oh-oh
We will be Your hands and be Your feet.

Woah-oh-oh,
God be the solution
Woah-oh-oh
We will be Your hands and be Your feet.
Yeah, yeah

We will run we will run
We will run with the solution [2x]

We will be Your hands we will be Your feet
We will run this race for the least of these
In the darkest place we will be Your light
We will be Your light
We sing