Contributed on Aug 9, 2010
The first in a 4-part series of messages on the challenges of the 21st Century Church in America. The Lord needs some gamechangers today.
Meeting The Challenge Being a ‘Gamechanger’ 2 Chronicles 24:1-14 * At the end of August this year a movie will be premiered which carries the title, “Nick Saban: Gamechanger.” This will be a documentary on the life of the Alabama Football coach. In the trailer for this ...read more
Contributed on Aug 16, 2010
To meet the challenges of this American culture, the church must be people of faith (the right KIND of faith)...
Meeting The Challenge “A People of Faith” 2 Timothy 4:7 / Hebrews 11 * Do you remember that old challenge, “I dare you?” Or how about the next level, “I double-dog dare you?” Those words were a ‘line in the sand’ type of statement. Most of the time, we would rise to the challenge or go down ...read more
Contributed on Aug 23, 2010
If we are to meet the challenge of reaching this culture, we need to be authentic people who possess at least 3 essentials.
Meeting The Challenge “The Unspoken Essentials” Colossians 3:1-17 * Let’s begin this morning with repeating our 5 core beliefs. While some might know these, mom told me that ‘repetition was the mother of learning.’ (say) * Turn your attention to #5, “The Local Church is the hope of the world.” ...read more
Contributed on Aug 29, 2010
Just like Joshua, we are called to lead to a new chapter of completing the mission which God has for us.
Meeting the Challenge Mission Impossible, but Accomplished! Joshua 1:1-9 * For 400 years, the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, & Joseph lived in Egypt as slaves of the state. Oppression, expectation, and mistreatment, were the difficulty of that life. The Jewish people needed a deliverer ...read more