Wednesday, January 16, 2008

1# Question about Hell

Sunday we started a new series on Heaven and Hell in Sunday School. We talked about Hell. Talking about Hell is always a little scary, and the students seemed zoned in. I hope it makes the students think about where they will spend eternity, and I also hope it encourages them to tell the people they love about Jesus so they don't have to experience Hell.

The number on question I am asked about hell is this, and I was asked it Sunday...

Why would a loving God send someone to Hell?

Do you know the answer? I do.

Winter Retreat Update

Looking like it's gonna be a great weekend. The weather report for WinterPlace is filled with snow. We have about 40 students and sponsors signed up and ready to go. We are going to do a study called "Zip It" from Lifechurch resources during the weekend. It's all about words that come out of our mouths.
  • Complaining

  • Criticizing

  • Gossip

Our words reveal the condition of our hearts.

Question to Comment on or ponder: What is in your heart?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Big Saturday

We had a great Saturday. It was Sadie's third B-day we had like 8o degree weather and had a great day at the park. My fam and Sarah's were all there we had a few Daugherty's show and the Albert clan in attendance. Jan 12 and it's 80, amazing!

I'm watching the Green Bay vs Washington game as I type and wishing for some snow for Sunbowl/ Impact practice tomm. Saturdays with family and football does it get any better?

Tommorrow morning for Sunday School starting a new series about Heaven and Hell, should be fun.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Everything is spiritual...

The Buckham's invited me over last night about 9:30. David and I played some Guitar Hero III, he actually beat Lou on the medium level. It was spiritual. I then had my fourthmeal and quesadilla from the bell. It was spiritual. Then we watched the new video from Rob Bell "Everything is spiritual". Here a few few thoughts from that video...

  • I need to buy the video. So I can show and share it and also watch it again. It's 1hr and 17 minutes of good stuff.

  • Rob Bell is a great communicator.

  • White boards are cool, Rob Bell and UPS are making them popular.

  • Rob brings a huge whiteboard on stage and using it to illustrate his teachings.

  • Rob hurt my brain a few times, trying to wrap your brain around a few ideas really made me think.

  • Main thing I took from the video was everything around me shows God's glory and love for me and you and how many times I miss it. Because I'm to busy or have a to do list some other time constraint.

Question to ponder or comment on: What things do you miss or walk by daily that show God's glory and love for you?

Monday, January 07, 2008

Random Stuff

  • I'm glad it's not longer 27 degrees around here.
  • Starting up a new series "Guy talk Girl talk" next Sunday night. It's some good stuff from Simply Youth Ministry.
  • High School and Middle School Sunday School have selected the next topic they want to look at, it's our version of the peoples choice awards, Heaven and Hell.
  • Buc's lost to the Giants saw it coming.
  • American Gladiators is back. Sweat, Steriods and Spandex, you gotta love it.
  • Praying for David Buckham he has two interiews in the next 24 hours.
  • College Championship game tonight. LSU vs. OSU. I have LSU by two TD's.
  • I'm really enjoying the Craig Groeschel book on preparing for marriage "Going all the way." I'll do a review once I finish it.

Friday, January 04, 2008

New Years Resolutions

I never get very hyped about New Years Resolutions. Have I done any in the past? Sure. Has it worked? For a while, sometimes forever.

The thing is this why do we need a calendar change to decide that we need to change something in our lives?

It doesn't matter what problem or addiction we have why is Dec 31 to Jan 1 the only time we will think about change?

Changes and resolutions must happen daily. We can't wait till 09, to change the mistakes we have already made in 08.

Question to ponder or comment on: What resolution do you need to start today?