what i’m praying for

i LOVE conferences.  straight up.  i think they’re awesome.

northridge church is hosting their annual change without compromise conference.  hundreds of church leaders are here soaking in all that brad is giving them.  one of the things we have the honor of doing is praying for these people before, during, and after it’s all said and done.  here’s what i’m praying for

rest.  a time to get away from whatever routine is and have a change in scenary.  this is needed.  this is valuable.

revelation.  i’m praying that these people get a word from God.  that the holy spirit would use brad to speak into situations and breathe new learnings into them…new perspective…new vision.

so that’s it.  that is what i’m praying for.

velocity update – march 1, 2009

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this past weekend in velocity we our opening talk for “red letters.”  i have the talk, and i was pretty excited about it.  i talked out of matthew 9:9-13.  jesus walks up to matthew, an outcast in that society, and asks him to follow.  so crazy.  i took it from two angles

the disciples:  no doubt the ones already following jesus were a little confused as to why a “tax collector” was joining their bunch.  i asked, “who in your life are you denying the life-changing love of jesus?”  we mainly do that because of decisions those people have made…we think jesus wouldn’t want them following him.

matthew:  we’ve all been here, i’m sure.  i know i’ve felt sometimes that i’m not good enough to follow jesus.  oh boy does jesus shatter that thinking.  anyone can change.  this is jesus we’re talking about…the same dude who rose from the dead!  wow, the power in believing that is immense.  who do you know that is “too far gone?”  even when everyone thinks a person is “lost” … he is still worth being found in God’s eyes.

next week bill is tackling some red letters.  stay tuned for a recap