Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? We all get down and disappointed sometimes. If we are Christ-followers we need to know that Jesus will reenergize us. We learn the first four ways in this Palm Sunday talk focusing on John 20:19-23.
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? We all get down and disappointed sometimes. If we are Christ-followers we need to know that Jesus will reenergize us. We learn the first four ways in this week's podcast.
I hope this Friday finds you doing well. This will be a big weekend for the Pierce family. Tonight and tomorrow several members of our family will arrive from afar for Jennifer's baby shower tomorrow. She is expecting her first boy (her 3rd child) in June. Her pregnancy has gone well and we're so very happy for her.
Not only has this been a busy week preparing for the family party tomorrow, but it's been a pretty big week for your pastor. I've been working hard on the next sermon series coming after Easter. I'll tell you all about it in next week's email. I will tell you that this may be my very favorite series yet and will reflect more of my own life and stories than any of the others. This is probably because so much of my life has been dedicated to this particular topic. Intrigued? Stay tuned!
Speaking of sermon series, we prepared a new page on our website for this past Financial Fitness series. All the video links and sermon outlines are available to you on one page. Did you miss any of the talks? Want to see any of them again? Want to share the series with a friend? Click here for all 7 talks on one page!
It's also been a big week for Pastor Steve. Last week he finished making the new bulletin board downstairs for KidsMin. This week he has been working on a big surprise for Easter Sunday. (I've been sworn to secrecy!) He has a list of improvements he is planning, starting with a new office space for Church Requel downstairs. When he is finished, Brandi, Diana, Marci and I will have a central location for computing and printing. AWESOME! I've also heard that Dave Repp has been spending some of his new retirement life volunteering at CR as well. Lucky us!
Our Re-Energized Life In Christ. I'm really looking forward to our time together Sunday morning. For one thing Dave Johnson and Ian Jensen will be leading our worship singing together. Dave has brought his voice and guitar to the CR platform many times before, but this will be Ian's first time ever! Ian is Mari Medina's son and Aimee Medina's grandson. (Do you think they must be thrilled?) Also Jessica Johnson has prepared a special Palm Sunday monologue to share with us. Jillian and Tim Vincent will sing and play the guitar during our communion time. Should be special!
I begin a two-part sermon which I've named, "7 Ways Jesus Re-Energizes Us." There are times in life when we find ourselves running on empty. Can you identify? Have you ever felt out of gas and wondered if you could go on? Have you ever felt at the end of your rope? If you've ever felt frustrated, fatigued or fearful... If you've ever been sick and tired of being sick and tired, then these two talks will be for you.
Our focus this Sunday will be on John 20:19-23, when the disciples are gathered in a locked room feeling like everything has been lost. Suddenly the resurrected Jesus is among them - definitely a re-energizing experience! I've uploaded the sermon notes to the Bible app for you.
New Bible App 5. Speaking of the Bible app, did you know that in the last week the Bible app has been completely updated? If you have either an Android or Apple mobile device and have your apps set for automatic download, then you already have received this free update. It is definitely a great improvement on what was an already fantastic app! The biggest new benefit in my mind is the opportunity to connect with your friends through the app. I will be "friending" many of you, who have downloaded the app and have been following along during our weekly sermons.
Want to know more about the new Bible App 5? I've linked 4 recent articles from the YouVersion blog to make it easy for you to read up on what's new.
Jesus taught that we should store up for ourselves treasures in heaven. In this podcast we'll discover 5 ways to “send it on ahead” and invest into our heavenly bank accounts. I also discuss what I've learned about preaching in series. I'm still refining and learning. Finally I share specifically what I've learned about preaching on the topic of money.