Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday Mind Dump - June 6, 2010

  • Great day at PCC. I love what God is doing. It’s pretty exciting.

  • Attendance was 477 I think. Music was good. The message seemed to connect.

  • Had a large stack of visitor cards turned in this morning. A lot more than normal.

  • I seen some people in church today that I went to high school with. Have only seen them once or twice in the last 35 years… yet God is drawing them. I’m glad they are coming to PCC.

  • The music was very good.

  • We started the new series based on the book of Ruth and got off to a very good start. The message could not have been more timely.

  • I love preaching, and especially enjoy unpacking a text. Character studies are my favorite. It’s very easy for everyone to relate to the human experiences of the main characters. That's why God has put these stories in His Word.

  • I’m glad that I’m not having to do a weekly set up of equipment each week. Did that for 8 ½ straight over at the high school – never missing a Sunday. God has been faithful to give us a home. Sweet.

  • Last week was a very long week for me. Renae and I witnessed a motorcycle accident at 7:00 PM last Sunday evening. We were first on the scene. Within five minutes we were able to ascertain that it was a son of a family who attends church with us. I couldn’t believe it. This couple was in church that very morning receiving communion, and within a matter of hours, tragedy struck. As a result I have been with them all week long at the hospital, and a few times I didn’t think I would be able to hold it together.

  • Friday night we held a pray-vigil at the church in behalf of the young man, Cameron. About fifty people came. Most were friends of his or of the family. A lot of family members came too. I was impressed at how many young adults were there – most in their 20s. Most of those who came don’t go to church anywhere. Some confessed they have never been to church in their entire life. I talked to them about how fragile life is and how events like this remind us of that fact. We talked about God and other spiritual matters. Finally, we joined hands and had prayer for Cameron, his parents Ray & Linda, and his two brothers Nick & Wes. Finally I prayed for all the young people there that God would open their eyes. It was a very special moment. I think God was doing some heart surgery beneath the surface. The picture above is of this event. (Click the picture for an enlarged view. Then backspace to return to this blog). The father and rest of the family is standing to my left.

  • You never know what God is doing in the hearts of people. One plants, another waters, but God gives the increase (I Corinthians 3:6).

  • I’ve been sitting in my easy chair all afternoon. I need the rest.

  • Okay. My mind has been dumped.

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