Monday, September 8, 2008

Monday Memo

Okay, okay, I’m a day late… so here goes.

  • I’m in Birmingham AL right now. Renae and I drove here yesterday immediately after second service - (that’s why I didn’t post yesterday). Once we got here, we were able to attend a Sunday evening service at “The Church at Brook Hills.” It is a large church with an amazing campus – buildings all over the place. There were about 600-700 people in attendance – mostly 20-something and 30-something year olds. The Sunday morning attendance is a couple thousand. The pastor is 29 years old.

  • We are attending a conference at this church. I will be taking pictures and will post them here on my blog.

  • Did you know my blog counter had 1000 hits in the last week? And I haven’t been saying much of anything. Have you missed me that much? It’s good to be so loved…. Or perhaps I am hated.

  • Attendance was good Sunday. A lot of visitors. Where are all these people coming from week after week? It is simply amazing – I don’t get it. It has to be God.

  • Finished part 3 of the Prodigal Son series. This series worked! Solidly Biblical, with life-application.

  • Last Sunday morning I spoke impromptu (and unexpectedly) about “Being Conscious of Eternity.” If you were there, you know what prompted the talk and what its content was about. Dozens of you have asked if it got recorded, and the answer is YES. Fortunately for us, the sound techs had the presence of mind to recognize that the Spirit of God was re-directing the service and starting recording. WE ARE MAKING THESE CDs AVAILABLE FOR FREE. In fact, we have already given out about 50. Next Sunday morning stop by the Welcome Center and pick up a copy…. make copies, duplicate it, give them away.

  • Jesus did not die so we could attend some amazing Bible studies. He died so we could be right with God. I love Bible studies, and small groups. I’ve been attending them at PCC for ten years without a break. Most of the time I attend two each week. Again, He died so we could be right with God and go to heaven.

  • I’ve been reflecting on Sunday’s sermon. I’m still contemplating on two thoughts (1) Those who refuse to go in and will not participate in heavens joy over a sinner coming home, must accept the reality that they may be excluding themselves from God’s kingdom, (2) The younger brother broke away from the fathers house, while the elder brother broke fellowship IN the fathers house. His sin was more grievous.

  • Our volunteers are simply first-class. I am very proud of them.

  • Small groups start this week. It is amazing how many new people have signed up for them. And our small group leaders – what can I say? Some of the best we’ve ever had.

  • Man, we have an amazing team at PCC.

  • Final Thought: God loves the lost people of SR County JUST AS MUCH as He loves the lost people in a foreign land. Our community IS our mission field.

  • Keep checking back, I hope to be posting a few pictures of this church.