Thoughts from yesterday…

Yesterday’s conclusion of “blessed” was great! We witnessed many people give their heart to Jesus, the message was so on time, the music was anointed and flowing great, Lives changed when these talks applied… PRICELESS!

We talked last week at Vision night the changes in culture over the past decade, the changes in our church the past 5 years…and talking about the things that will never change… That was interesting! In our Sr. Staff meeting last week, we talked about what the last 10 years brought and what things are going to look like in the next 10 years… WOW! There was no twitter, Facebook, or blogs in the church 10 years ago!!!!

If we are going to continually be the church God wants it to be…we can’t play it safe!!! Playing it safe has always been what the religious minded wants to do… we MUST be on the EDGE of the LEDGE when it comes to creativity and reaching people with the message!

The church isn’t a place for perfect people…it’s a place where imperfect people gather to worship a perfect God. The power unleashed in this brings the unbelievers to the place of repentance!

The Church must take on a different attitude when it comes to un-churched, unbelievers… we CANNOT expect non-Christians to behave like Christians…we need to be less concerned about their actions and more concerned about their eternal destination!

Jesus didn’t die on a cross so the church could control our behavior…but rather to UNLEASH the power of His Holy Spirit inside of us!

It’s so funny how the church will trust the Holy Spirit to work in a person’s life PRE-conversion…but POST-conversion their message to God is, “thanks for all of the amazing work You did, but we can take over from here!”

I say if we are going to believe in His Sovereignty then let’s believe in it completely…that the same God who drew them will keep them because they are HIS!  (Philippians 1:66being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.)

The church needs to stop trying to control people and begin releasing them to do what God said to do and be who God said to be!

The Gospel IS OUR MESSAGE…we have nothing else that can bring hope or heal hurt in people!

As long as Jesus keeps changing lives…people will keep showing up!

Within the next few weeks, we will be looking at multiple Experiences as I believe the building we are in now will become too small for one Experience in the coming weeks!

We are not the perfect church…but we will always strive to be the church Jesus has called us to be!

Initiated the i-10 Strategy yesterday… iNVITE 10 this week to Oasis next weekend and do 10 random acts of kindness this week to be generous in our community! I believe we can start a major revolution in this area if we adopt this principle…

You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occassion and through us your generousity will result in thanksgiving to God. 2 Corinthians 9:11

He who has a GENEROUS eye will be blessed!!!

My family was blessed at Ruby Tuesday yesterday for lunch as someone paid our bill for us… that was awesome!!!! It enabled us to pass it along and down the line to bless others!!!!!

There is NOTHING more powerful and/or relevant happening in the church than changed lives!

I am already looking forward to next week…more excited than a man should be about the incredible blessings God has placed in my life…Oasis , the BEST IS YET TO COME! Unstoppable begins next week! Invite people to church this week!

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