Wednesday, January 30, 2008

What I've been reading

First, this spiffy picture is of our worship leader Jason, who led a great worship set a couple friday nights ago at the first Vine Coffeehouse. We had around 100 people show for this first event! not bad, good job everyone and great job Jesus!

"Teaching and Preaching with imagination" w. wiersbe this is an excellent book on the need to change the style of our teaching and preaching. Some of you may not be "preachers" but you are! :) you see when you are at work or school or home or wherever god has you you have an opportunity and an obligation to spread the gospel, this is an excellent book to help change our paradigms on how to.

2 Corinthians- what God has been showing me- Die to Self- no really dying to the flesh not just suppressing it.

2Ti 4:16 At my first answer no one was beside me, but all deserted me. May it not be laid to their charge.
2Ti 4:17 But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, that through me the preaching might be fulfilled, and that all the nations might hear. And I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

This has been powerful in many ways but mostly to remind me that at times in our journey and walk with God there are times when climbing the mountain where we must go it alone, well without human involvement, and that this doesn't mean God gave up on me but rather He is putting His trust in me to walk by faith and not by sight.

I am also learning a lot from Pastor Shane, who is teaching me a lot about mentorship, life, preaching, preparing, and delivering messages. thank you pastor shane!