Aug 242009

Big Idea:
What would someone in your circumstances do if they were absolutely confident that God was with you?

Scripture Memory:
Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Action Step:
This week in an area of life you have been struggling, step back and put on your “God Perspective Lens” and re-evaluate your response and action to the problem or dilemma.

Random Thoughts:

  • This past week has been one of the busiest weeks I have had in a LONG time! 
  • Nathan and I spent a couple of awesome days in Chicago learning how to launch new campuses.  It was great!  I am convicted about some things we have to do to continue to reach people far from God.
  • Yesterday was an awesome Sunday!  I love the story of Joe Jacobson!  You don’t want to miss the conclusion of this series this coming Sunday!
  • We must address our confidence and faith in God.  Are we absolutely confident that He is with us? 
  • We must maintain our confidence in the bad times and possibly more importantly the good times of life. 
  • Joseph went public with his faith in God!  Joseph leveraged his blessings FOR OTHERS!  Joseph memoralized God’s work and faithfulness in his life through his children’s names. 
  • I loved our worship yesterday!  I love Austin’s and Shelley’s leadership.  I thought yesterday was Austin’s best day leading worship.  What a great testimony to his willingness to put his talents into God’s hands. 
  • We are entering into a very important time in the life of Church at the Grove.  I hope if you are a part of our Church, you will make it a priority to NOT MISS out on Sundays this fall. 
  • I hope you will invite someone to join you at church these coming weeks.  I love to see guests at Church at the Grove! 
  • I hope you are prayerfully considering which community group you will connect with this fall.  Pick a group and get to know some other people in a smaller group.  Study the bible and simply “do life together”. 

See you Sunday!

 Posted by at 1:22 pm
Aug 102009

Big Idea:
Your spiritual progress hinges and depends on your willingness to get involved in structured relationships that are intentional for moving you toward your spiritual goals.

Scripture Memory:
Proverbs 13:20 (ESV)
20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Action Step:
Make a commitment to a Community Group this fall.  It can be through Church at the Grove or through a network of Christ followers in your circle of influence.

Random Thoughts:

  • Yesterday was great at Church at the Grove!  I try to not get to excited or too discouraged on any given week, but it is hard NOT to be excited after yesterday.
  • Great crowd!  I love seeing lots of visitors.  We still had a lot of people out. 
  • I love Proverbs 13:20!  It is a verse that carries so much practical truth for all of us.
  • We must strategically and intentionally choose our close and consistent friends wisely.
  • I am so excited about our community groups for this fall.  I am praying for a huge number of people to participate in a community group.
  • I love hearing the stories of people connecting in community groups. 
  • This Friday is HUGE in the life of Church at the Grove!  I am looking forward to it.
  • I love the videos that Gabe and the guys are producing for the beginning of the services.  If you are not in there at 9am, you are missing out!  I promise, it is worth getting there and being in your seat at 9am sharp!
  • I have totally enjoyed having Rolin worship with us for the past 2 weeks.  I look forward to having him back.  I love our worship team and how God is using Gabe and Austin’s leadership!  Can’t wait to see what the future holds.
  • We have a brand new series starting this Sunday on the life of Joseph. “The adventures of Joe Jacobson”.  It will be awesome!
  • School is back in full swing.  I wonder how the new schedules are impacting people.
  • I am coaching 11-12 year old fall baseball.  It is going to be a blast working with these young guys and their families. 
  • Crazy week ahead.  Praying for you and I will see you this week!


 Posted by at 10:47 am