Yesterday was such a rush. After many months of prayer and planning we finally saw the Whitefish campus spring to life! The whole weekend was so special and marked by enthusiasm, excitement, and decisions for Christ! What more could you possibly want?
At one point I couldn’t help but feel completely overwhelmed by God’s goodness. I was standing backstage about to speak at the eleven o clock service and at that moment we had service going on in three places and simultaneously were broadcasting live on the internet and radio. I thought of a statement that Paul made to the church at Thessalonica.
1 Thessalonians 1:8 And now the word of the Lord is ringing out from you to people everywhere, even beyond Macedonia and Achaia, for wherever we go we find people telling us about your faith in God. We don’t need to tell them about it,
Since the beginning of this church plant I have prayed many times that God would do a work at freshlife that would ring out, sounding forth His Word to other places. And as I stood there thinking about the different ways that was happening at that moment all I could do was close my eyes and thank Him for His goodness.
I gave a Winter of Our Discontent message on identifying and eliminating idols in our lives. It was definitely on the intense side. Preaching it was like simultaneously giving and receiving heart surgery. Idolatry is one of those things that you read about in the Old Testament and it seems so primitive and silly. But when you really define your terms and stop and think about it–it is as much of a problem today as ever before. Idols are all around us. What is even worse is that they are even in our hearts.