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Who Will You Follow?

April 17, 2014 — 6 Comments

When it comes to social media, we ask the questions all the time, “Are you following them?” and “How many followers do you have?” When we choose to follow someone on Twitter or Instagram, it’s a pretty low commitment level. We get to keep up with what they’re up to and see their latest filtered pictures. And as soon as they something we disagree with, it’s an easy decision to click the unfollow button.

With Twitter, you’ve got to make your point in 140 characters or less. According to Vatican Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, Jesus was the first person to tweet. Jesus said many memorable things using less words, but he packed them with powerful meaning.

But when Jesus calls us to follow Him, it’s a whole new level of commitment. In fact, Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die.” While that call doesn’t always mean to physically give your life, it does mean to die to our old self-centered habits. It means our old life is gone and we live a brand new life in Jesus.

This weekend, we’re kicking off a new series at The Connection Church called #Follow all about those concise, but power-packed statements that Jesus said. We’ll be reading Jesus’ words and discovering the difference they make to us today when we choose to apply them to our lives.

On this Easter weekend, we’ve got 4 service times to choose from: Saturday at 5:30pm and Sunday at 9am, 10:30am & Noon. There’s no better time to begin to follow Jesus to the next level in your life than now! I can’t wait to see you there for what promises to be the biggest weekend of the year.

Not too long ago, the common consensus was that comics were uncool. I should know, because believe it or not, I was a bit of a comic book nerd as a kid. But today, it seems everyone has jumped on the superhero bandwagon. With a new comic based movie released about every other month, there is no shortage of heroes to go around.

But the one real-life hero that has changed my life is Jesus Christ! He displayed his super-powers by walking on water, feeding the masses, sacrificing himself to save the world, and his greatest feat: conquering death and rising from the grave!

This Sunday, March 30th, we’re kicking off our brand new message series: MARVEL at the Wonders of Jesus. As we get ready for the BIGGEST day of the year, Easter Sunday, we’re going to look closer at Jesus’ life and discover the powerful difference He can make in our life today. Each week will feature exclusive scenes from the blockbuster movie, Son of God.

I want to personally invite you to be with us this Sunday at 9am, 10:30am or Noon to be a part of this journey. This is the perfect series to bring along your friends and family so they can get connected with God. I’ll see you there!

Breaking Bad Habits

February 26, 2014

BreakingBadHabits_squareLet’s face it, at one time or another, every one of us have broke bad. We’ve all got habits, some are helpful, but there are also those that damage us and even our relationships. And if we don’t get real and start to deal, they will leave us lonely and far from the life that we want to live.

Addictions can be anything from food, substances like drugs or alcohol, approval, gambling, internet, shopping, sex, video games, or even work, and the list goes on and on… But at the root of each of these are some basic similarities that everyone faces.

If you’re ready to get out and stay out of whatever addiction you are in, Whatever your brand of bad habit, there is hope for healing. Starting this Sunday through our new series Breaking Bad Habits, we’ll begin a proven biblical process that will lead you to discover the proven steps to finally break your bad habits and begin to practice life changing habits that lead to peace and freedom.

I want to personally invite you to be my guest this Sunday at 9am, 10:30am, or Noon to start on this journey. So, bring someone with you and I’ll see there!

Revealing Victorious Secrets

January 30, 2014

Facebook-InstagramIf sex is supposed to be so great, why does it seem to produce so much heartache and pain for so many? We see so much in our sex-saturated society that produces the illusion of satisfaction but ends in frustration. That’s because our anything goes culture has missed the basic secrets of fulfilling physical intimacy found in God’s Word. The Bible has so much to say about this area of life. It’s not taboo, it’s a crucial conversation that the church needs to be having. We should be on the leading edge of a sexual revolution to show the way to true freedom.

So, we’re starting a new series called Victorious Secrets. Every week in February, we’re going to be taking a no-holds barred look at what’s really going on in this area and how we can break free to experience all that God had in mind when He created sex. After all, it was His idea! It all kicks off this Sunday as we lay a foundation for the discussion.

On February 9th, we’ll be having panel talk about how to raise godly kids. I’m really excited about that week because my daughters will be going public with their purity commitments through a ring ceremony. We invite you to join us in making that commitment. If your Junior High or High School student wants to make a commitment to stay sexually pure until marriage, you can order a ring for them right here. I know this is going to be a powerful moment that will pave the way for strong and healthy families.

On the last week of February, we’re welcoming a special guest, Crissy Moran, to share her testimony of deliverance from her career in the porn industry. You can read her story for yourself right here.

As uncomfortable as this topic may be, there is nothing that we will shy away from when it comes to seeing lives changed and experiencing the life that God has planned for us. I challenge you to be a part of this series and see what God can do in your life!

tipping

It’s that time of the year when people start singing the post-Christmas financial blues. All that Christmas spending is over and now, for many people, the bills come rolling in. All of this financial stress can lead to feeling weighed down.

That’s why we’re kicking off a brand new series in January called The Tipping Point. We all want the scales to tip in our favor when it comes to our finances. The problem is, it seems like no matter how much you have, there’s still the need for more. This month, we’ll discover the principles for God’s Word about how to be financial free. You’ll find out how to apply God’s Word to your finances to reverse the weight and trade your pressure for God’s peace.

This is going to be a great way to kick off the new year God’s way and get set for a new way of living in 2014 and beyond! Bring a friend and I look forward to seeing you there!