Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Mind Dump - April 18, 2010

  • Another great day. Attendance was up from last Sunday; worship was heart-felt; God’s Word was delivered as a strong word; and there was good energy in the building. Everyone seemed to be in the mood for church today.

  • I really like how people hang around after service is over. At some churches people can’t wait to get out the door to go do something else. Not so at PCC. We actually have to blink the lights off and on to shoo people out of the building.

  • I can’t fully explain the vibe we have in our meetings, but it feels good.

  • Another thing that amazes me is how we keep growing. We are not advertising, marketing, or doing any mail outs, yet people just keep coming and coming.

  • I can’t wait to see what PCC is going to look like in the future.

  • Could the weather be any nicer than it is today? Well, maybe a little rain to keep the dust and pollen down.

  • Something I am coming to realize more and more as each year passes is the importance of friends and lasting friendships; the kind that last a lifetime.

  • The message today was on 2 Peter 1:12-21 with the main theme being the need to be reminded over-and-over again of the main truths of God’s Word – even if we have heard them before and know them.

  • 3 Quotes of the day: “I used to think (in error) that some portions of the Bible were shallow and other portions were deep; that certain scriptures were milk and others were meat. This is a classis mistake that many Christians make. The truth is, all the Bible is milk and all the Bible is solid food depending on how deeply one studies it. For instance, John 3:16 is milk for the new believer, but for a mature believer who has a better understanding of the love of God, John 3:16 is solid food.”

  • #2: “If you don’t like being reminded of God’s Word, there is something wrong with your spiritual appetite – not the message.”

  • #1: “Some people develop itching ears or a caviar appetite when it comes to the preaching & teaching of God’s Word. It’s got to be flavored just a certain way or they’ll push back the plate. But if you had been a member of the Apostle Peter’s congregation, he would not have told you any fancy new truths for your itching ears, he would have told you the same things over and over again until you got planted in God.”

  • We didn’t sell many CDs of the message today. Guess people didn’t want to be reminded of their need to be reminded. Go figure.

  • A group of men from the ushers department will be attending a seminar this week on Crime Prevention and Security for churches. This is a topic that the men have addressed and have planned for so that they will know how to respond in the event of an emergency. This half-day workshop should be very helpful for them. We are being proactive in ensuring that PCC is always as safe as it can possibly be.

  • Nursery workers picnic & fellowship this Saturday.

  • Ladies Night Out in a couple of weeks. I forgot the date.

  • Seminar 101 in two-three weeks.

  • This is the last season of 24. I’m not very happy about that. All I can say is Jack Bauer better go out with a bang. I hope he is not killed off in the series because I’d like to see some follow-up movies.

  • Went fishing yesterday on Blackwater River w/Donnie Smith.

  • This is a picture of a log jam that we came upon. It’s one of the biggest I’ve ever seen. We couldn’t get through and had to turn around. Click the picture for an enlarged view to get a full appreciation of how big it was.

  • Go to my Facebook here to see all the photos.

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