Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Merriam Webster Defines it as something like this:
1 : an act or instance of objects coming together with solid or direct impact
2 : an encounter between particles (as atoms or molecules) resulting in exchange or transformation of energy
Have you been impacted by Christ? Are you/we impacting the world for Christ? How would you go about doing something like that? Do we live in the power we've received from Christ? Do we spread that power everywhere we go?
These seem like pretty good questions to me, and I intend to look hard for the answers...I intend to do alot of that at Collision '08...how about you?
YouTube - COLLISION '08 PROMO
Monday, May 5, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
BTW - Check out our first official RiotCrew Vid on YouTube
Thursday, April 24, 2008
We had talked last week about how we all have a purpose, and that's to Love God & Love People. Well, that's kind of hard. In point of fact...it's real stinkin hard. Just ask someone who's trying to walk that narrow path...
We talked about how so hard to get up in the morning and dedicate even a small amount of time to God & His Word, yet its so easy to lose my temper, or to lust, or (fill in the blank for you)...
Isaiah 55 (Isaiah 55 - The Message) Shows how while its so easy to chase after all the worthless unsatisfying things in life, and it's tricky, tricky, tricky to pursue God, He is way satisfying and life-giving. We watched this video on that very thing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyheJ480LYA
We have to seek Him while He's to be found and not only because He's there, which is more than you could say for a lot of dads, but because He's mighty to save, He's a Hero! Here on earth things are just a shadow or rough sketch of Him, but the story of Team Hoyt will give quite the idea we're after here, Their Story - http://www.teamhoyt.com/history.shtml Their Video - http://www.ironmandvd.com/scofadiandri.html
He not only saves and carrys and redeems us, but He is so different and higher and greater that He sends His word and works through us to this world so that we have life and life worth living and really...honestly, our response should be praise - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpVsF4W8V2Y ...Go Out From Here & Praise---Pretty good way to live out purpose don't ya think?
Friday, March 28, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
There’s so much God promises to do through us, through a revolution…but do we even care, would we even feel it if He was pulling on our heart? Is our heart so hard and ways so set that we can’t even feel God anymore, much less obey and follow Him? Have we become hard? Do we constantly “Maddog” or “ThousandYardStare” our way through life, so much that we don’t notice all the brokenness around us & in us?
What I need is a changed heart. Ezekiel 11:19-20
Monday, March 24, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Thanks to all the folks (how'd you like that Kash?) who came out last night and sound off on the comments what you thought/felt/etc. Bubba, Cord, Mason, & Miss Monroe...thanks for pouring your hearts out for all to see & hear.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The scene opens with the Rabshakeh, a messenger from the Assyrian King, Sennacherib, boasting insultingly against God’s people in Jerusalem and against the power of God Himself. The messenger is so crude and vile that the Hebrews ask him to speak in Aramaic, as opposed to Hebrew so that the people in the walls won’t hear the conversation. The messenger rails against the Lord even louder. In 36:10, he even admits that it was the Lord that sent him against the city.
After this the prophet Isaiah reassures the people that the Lord is with them and not to fear Assyria; Actually Assyria is the one that should be afraid…and this is my favorite part of the story:
The Lord calls Sennacherib out for boasting against the Holy One of Israel (37:23) and says basically, “look, I made you who you are to do just what you’re doing, but don’t think for one second that you’re off my leash (37:26-27) because I know where you live, and you know what, I’ll turn you this way just like I turned you that way, and you know why’ll I’ll do it? A. Because I can, B. For my Name Sake, and 3. For David’s name sake (you can almost feel God telling him, “ you know, the real king”). And here’s the climax…God is not slack in carrying out His Word…Soon thereafter the Angel of the Lord went out and killed 185,000 Assyrians in one sitting (37:36).
Bottom Line: The Lord has put you right where He wants you, so: Don’t be too proud, and also, If He’s leading you somewhere, fear nothing that stands in the way.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
You laid your rightful anger and my punishment aside.
You found me dead & dying, a sick man in a sick world, full of sin.
You gave me life and holiness, lifted my head, made me whole within.
A horrible death engulfed me, captive in sin behind iron doors;
You bought my lifeless body and exchanged it for something more.
- Inspired by Ps. 103:3-4a -
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
He is about to give a powerful and astonishing defense of the Gospel of Christ. He is about to meet a gruesome martyr's death because of his faith...and his Joy shines forth in a face like an angel...
My hope is that we will shine like that, not because we're getting ours, but because we've given up everything to defend the Gospel of our Christ and reach our world for Him. Shine on.