Thanksgiving Pics 2009– Part 2 (Benton and Flora, MS)

On Wednesday and Thursday we enjoyed time with Kristy’s immediate family in Benton, MS, and then the whole crew in Flora, MS. It is a wonderful tradition that we look forward to every year! See the full gallery on Posterous

Thanksgiving 2009 Pics- Part 1 (Greenwood, MS)

Over Thanksgiving we went to see family in Benton, MS, via Greenwood. Here are some pics of our time with some dear G’wood friends, the Colemans and Robertsons, and Mrs. Bettye Jim. Wish we could have seen more folks! Anyway, Part 2 (family pics from Benton and Flora, MS) coming soon. See the full gallery…

Trusting God in the Dark and Difficult

This is a quote from Tim Keller’s book, Counterfeit Gods, that provides encouragement for those of us who are being so well loved by our Father that he is tearing our idols away from us (and usually without anesthetic). Sometimes God seems to be killing us when he’s actually saving us… The Bible is filled…

Post-Game Message Review: “Discipleship 101: Living in Light of the Gospel”

Main ideas from last night’s SNF teaching on Discipleship… 1. Chrisitan discipleship is not primarily about performance and practices (what to do as a Christian), but about identity (discovering who I am as a forgiven and adopted child of the King). 2. “Being precedes doing” / “Being empowers/motivates doing” 3. Four key elements of Christian…

Community Advent Luncheon

Creekstone’s Worship Team will be providing the music and I will be teaching for the first Community Advent Luncheon this year in Dahlonega, hosted by Dahloenga Baptist Church. If you are able to make it, please join us at noon on Tuesday, December 1, in the DBC Fellowship Hall. Should be a great time to…

Glorifying God by Taking Risks

Andree Seu is one of my favorite writers. She is real and raw, and writes from a distinctively grace-aware perspective. Her latest entry in WORLD Magazine is entitled “Taking Risks for the Gospel: It’s Better to Make a Fool of Yourself Than to Play It Safe.” Sounds like a church planter slogan to me. :…

Today’s Fight Club Handout & Notes

Today at Fight Club we discussed Galatians 5:1-6.  Below I’ve pasted a copy of the handout, including Johnny Long’s notes on “The Downward Pull of Christian Legalism.” 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. 2 Look: I, Paul, say to you…