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A Great Opportunity To Invest!

This week we have incredible opportunity that I wanted to make you aware of! Most of you know my good friend Jason Rising as the man in charge of developing the organizational leadership of our church. Jason not only assists us for one week each month, but he also runs a full-time evangelistic ministry that focuses on the North East. As a church, we are not only thankful for his investment into our church but we believe in his ministry as well. We want to raise the funds necessary to secure vital resources for his summer mission trips this week. I wanted to make you aware of this unique opportunity. You can check out some the details below in this message from Jason!

"Right now! …we have an opportunity to impact thousands for Christ. Once a year we have a fundraiser to help purchase needed equipment and materials that will provide ways for us to expand our effectiveness in our outreaches. Last year, we raised money for two major items (Sound System & Powerade) and we saw God m…

Great post about time management

As my family & church family continues to grow, one of my greatest challenges is that of time management. Below is a great teaching that I recently read from Dr. Dave Martin. I continually evaluate my life each & every week to determine if I'm wisely using the most precious God-given resource that I have in my life: my time. I want to encourage you to take a few moments to do the same! Keep growing!

Time Management - Teaching by Dr. Dave Martin (www.davemartin.org)

Everything you are today and will be in the future is determined by the way you use your time. One of the most significant things you can do to improve your productivity is knowing how to make the most of your time. Successful people have developed an ability to get a lot more done in the same period of time as unsuccessful people. Here are four specific ways you can make the most your reaching your goals for each day:

Rise Early. What is one thing that top executives and political leaders have in common? T…

How do you deal with suffering?

The Story of Zac Smith from NewSpring Media on Vimeo.

We showed this video during our Garbonics outreaches & on a Sunday this past March. It is one of the most powerful videos that we've ever used in relation to suffering! Zac died this past weekend so I decided to repost this video with a link to his blog. (click here) On his blog he talks about 3 simple ways that a Christian can navigate through suffering. I'd encourage you to take some time to read it & be challenged by Zac's eternal perspective! I'd also encourage you to take a moment & pray specifically for Zac's wife & 3 children.

Don't Get Married Until... Part 2

Today's message was probably more of a rant than a well crafted message. I shared a variety of thoughts in regards to what you need to know before you get married. My goal was to throw down a serious challenge to everyone in the house so they'd consider whether they are living lives of compromise or conviction in regards to their relationships. Last week I talked about the fact that commitment is the foundation of a great marriage. In fact, commitment is the foundation for a great life! You should not even consider going out with a guy/girl that doesn't demonstrate a high level of commitment in the key arenas of life. If you do, you might as well purchase your one way ticket for the Titanic now because a catastrophe is inevitable.

We looked at the story of Ahab & Jezebel found in 1 Kings 21. In the story, King Ahab represents the passive husband & Jezebel represents the controlling/manipulative wife. They are both extreme examples of the type of people that …

Don't Get Married Until... Part 1

WEEK 1- You Understand This One Thing! (read Genesis 29)

THAT ONE THING IS COMMITMENT!

Nearly 70% of married men & 60% of married women have affairs.
In the U.S. less than half of couples who marry will stay married 15 years.
Every 10 to 13 seconds another couple divorces.

COMMITMENT #1- (PRIORITY) I WILL LIVE MY LIFE BY PUTTING GOD FIRST
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33
Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' Matthew 22:37-39

I PROMISE THAT GOD WILL BE MY #1 PRIORITY AND MY SPOUSE WILL BE MY #2.
You shall have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3

COMMITMENT #2- (PURSUIT) I WILL LIVE MY LIFE SELFLESSLY, NOT SELFISHLY

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yoursel…