An Honor to Baptize

10 10 2007

Julio and Margarita gave their lives to Christ about 4 weeks ago. I met Julio for the first time when he came in looking for more info about the ESL class we just started. He came to the first night and found out about our 11 o’clock service that was translated. Julio was intrigued by this so he asked if he could come to church…He asked “can I come to church?”! I wonder how many other people are looking for someone to ask. Are people just as afraid to ask to come to church, as we are afraid to ask them to come? Well last Sunday I had the great opportunity to baptize Julio and Margarita.

Are Babies Born at Normal times in the Day?

10 10 2007

hey our friends Jo and Tabitha Suo had a baby this morning…very cool. My wife posted about them and a picture too. Check it out!

Draw the Line, Watch Them Leave

10 10 2007

Day number 2 and I can honestly say its hard to do work at the beach. But as you can see in the picture below Micah’s tan line is starting to fade into the rest of his head. Also you see him working hard at getting everything back to normal. How did he do it you say…Check out his blog and learn how to bring unity back to your face.

In a previous post I talked about Jesus not drawing the line all the time. Today I over heard Micah talking about something he heard today at one of the the pre conference sessions at Wave Church. He talked about Jesus view on church growth compared to a pastors view. If the vine is dead you take it off the tree and make room for ones that are alive. If someone leaves your ministry let them go. This is Jesus view. A lot of times a pastors view is “their leaving the church…how can I keep them”. When Jesus told his disciples to eat my flesh and drink my blood…72 left and then He told His 12 if you want to go…go. He didn’t say “wait let me explain about this whole flesh and blood thing…He just let them go. If you have to beg them to stay, you are going to have to beg to keep them.

So when you do draw the line and people leave, don’t chase after them. Otherwise you will choke the life out of your team or ministry or life.