Sunday Night Cranium Dump
I confessed some failures and shortcomings today. Most of them weren’t mine. :-) For the record, you need to know that JP and Matt not only “pre-approved” being the butt of my joke today, they encouraged it. I meant what I said about the need for pastors to be transparent and honest about their own failures. We’re ALL recovering sinners. Here’s how the rest of the morning went.
- Band. Threw. Down. It’s like cheating to preach after those folks get us all spiritually worked up. If you can’t proclaim the gospel after our band does their thing, you should turn in your preacher certificate and go find a real job.
- Had some light issues. It happens when you’re portable. Guys who are smarter than me had the whole thing fixed in a few minutes. It’s amazing how many little glitches we DON”T have with all the pieces we move back and forth between Sundays.
- The message was about fulfilled prophecy as evidence that God is there. It was fun. I have to wonder how many people had ever heard some of that mind-blowing stuff from Psalm 22, Isaiah 53, and Daniel 9.
- If you weren’t there, it’s worth reading
- Attendance still lagged a little, but offering was up.
- Had the chance to talk to a couple of people about life-change. Always pumps me up.
- We’re going to change up the way we do some things at The ROCK. How we collect information, how we understand our “people process,” how we help people understand next steps.
- We’re always looking for simpler, more efficient ways to serve people’s needs and enabling spiritual growth.
- Please pray for us as we transition into a new way of doing some things.
- People applauded today during the message. Not for me. They applauded the truth that I had just spoken. That’s a kinda cool thing, I think.
- I love and appreciate our volunteers. I love seeing them “deployed” and doing their thing. But I think what I love most is seeing the ones who are smiling big as if their ministry is the most important and fulfilling thing ever.
- Are you one of those?
- Did a kind of informal funeral thing this afternoon. For a 35-year-old lady. You never know. Are you ready for eternity?