Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday Mind Dump

I am still without a home computer, so I thought I’d post a quick Mind Dump before I left the office.

Service today was as good as ever.  Very glad that PCC is firing on eight cylinders right now.

Things just feel different nowadays… in a good way.

I taught from I Timothy 3 – A Checklist for Church Leaders – and it was SO NEEDED for our congregation.  I have always wanted to go through that chapter verses-by-verse.  Today we did it.  Feel good about the result.  We raised the bar.

The chapter addresses overseers and decons.

More than anything, our congregation needed these instructions so that they would know the standards for leadership… the qualifications for leadership… and the role of leadership… so that they will have confidence in leadership.  Several people talked to me after service saying how much it meant to them.

One of my favorite quotes:  A rising tide raises all the boats in the harbor.

Another great quote I shared came from the conference tapes, “Communicating to Change Lives.”  The speaker said, “The content of your message should have enough substance that you don’t need theatrics.  When Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount – possibly the greatest sermon ever preached – the Bible says He sat down and taught them.  He didn’t run around like a cat with His tail caught on fire.”

v.2 says that overseers should be... able to teach.

A pastor has to decide whether or not he wants to impress people, or influence them.

Right now, I’m in my office, and there is a planning meeting taking place in the other end of the building for our children’s ministry workers.  This is a great group of people who are doing great things.  They have a real heart for children.  I’m glad they serve at PCC.

Since this post is brief, I thought I’d leave you with a few pictures.  Below are pictures of today’s service… my garden… and last Wed. night’s youth group meeting.

Good things are happening at PCC.  Thank you for attending, serving, and supporting.

Next Sunday's message is from I Timothy 4 - "The Spirit of the Age & Falling Away from the Faith."  We'll talk about seducing spirits, pretenders in the church, having a seared conscience, and the dos-and-don'ts of a healthy ministry.

2 comments: said...

Ron, Great work that you do for all of us. You have made a huge impact in my life as well as helping me know my father. Thank you for all you do.

Ron said...

Thanks for the encouragement!