Monday, November 29, 2010

Night of Worship and Baptism

I'm pretty stoked about Hub City Church's first ever Night of Worship and Baptism. Anyone and everyone is invited. Here are the details:

Night of Worship and Baptism
Basically, the band is going to do an extended worship set (which many of you have been asking for) and we're going to celebrate what God is doing in some folk's lives through baptism. It'll last about an hour, and there's no sermon.

If you want/need to get baptized, email me.

Seriously, everyone is invited. It's going to be a blast. Feel free to invite as many people as you want.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

How to know a true superhero

A true super hero wears their underwear on the outside of their clothes.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bathroom graffiti

I experienced a first today. We've all been in bathrooms where the stall walls are covered in graffiti. Most of it is vulgar and stupid. Well, in the bathroom at Barnes and Noble in Spartanburg I saw a different kind of graffiti. It was political graffiti. All of it. It bashed the Tea Party, Obama, congress, Nancy Pelosi and current and past political agendas. Political graffiti in the bathroom at B & N. Who knew? Now you.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Too many choices

I was talking with someone this morning about decisions and choices. We live in an over-choiced society. Don't get me wrong, I like having options, but what I've discovered is that the more choices we have the more likely we are to freeze up, and when we freeze up we end up not making any choices.

I see this ALL THE TIME. I see it in some of the college students and 20-somethings that I know. I see this when my kids pour over the Toys R Us catalog as they try and figure out what they want for Christmas.

So the question becomes: How do you make the right choice? Which way do you go?

I'm still thinking through this, but I think that most of the time you just need to make a decision, and then be faithful to the decision. I know sometimes God says "do this, don't do that, go here, don't go there." But it's been my experience that most of the time God says "use wisdom and then be faithful."

God has the ability to bless many of our decisions or life choices (as long as they aren't opposed to what he says in his Word).

So, stop being paralyzed. Make a decision. Then be faithful. Don't make it a bigger deal than it is.

Thoughts?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lost

I like Vince's thoughts on being lost. It's something that those of us who are found need to remember.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Grace vs. Law

This is an article worth reading about grace and the law. What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Suggestion

Lately I've been working to increase my intake of Scripture. To do that I've been reading through Paul's Epistles in their entirety. It's been good to take in the letters in whole as opposed to breaking them into sections to read like I normally do. God's showing me things that I haven't noticed before.

If you're looking for a Bible reading idea, then try it out. Start with Galatians and read a letter a day. Then go back and do it a second time. It's just a suggestion.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Cardboard Testimonies

A good reminder

I read this today from Rick Warren and thought it was a great reminder that one of you might need to hear.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people. Colossians 3:23 (TEV)

"If your heart is not in it, you are in the wrong job. If you are not working with all your heart, you are sinning."

It is important that you understand your work can be an act of worship to God. In fact, if I want God to bless my finances, I must make my work an act of worship.

What does this mean? I'm saying that no matter what you do - sweeping the streets, running a corporation or the work of a stay-at-home mom -- your job is more than a job. The Bible says while you are here on earth, you should use your work as an act of worship.

This means whatever you do, you are to do it with enthusiasm. If your heart is not in it, you are in the wrong job. If you are not working with all your heart, you are sinning. I didn't say that, the Bible says it.

Why work with all your heart? Because you are working "as though you were working for the Lord and not for people." We learned yesterday that God is your salary and supply. He is also your 'boss'. There may be someone who is your supervisor, but you are really serving a higher authority. No matter what I do, if it is to prepare a meal, if it is to sign an invoice, if it is to do an analysis, if it is to close a deal, if it is to make a sale, if it is to make delivery -- whatever it is, I am to do it as if I'm doing it for God, and so it becomes an act of worship.

Martin Luther, the man who sparked the Protestant Reformation, said you can milk cows to the glory of God. You can clean toilets to the glory of God. Why? It's your attitude that says, 'God I'm doing it as if I'm doing it for you.' For instance, Let's say you make beds in a hotel; you are probably going to make them nicer if you think, 'I'm doing this as if Jesus were going to sleep in this bed'.

If you begin doing everything working "as though you were working for the Lord and not for people", how would the way your work change?