I’m the kind of guy that only likes certain kinds of music at certain times of the year. For instance, Christmas music should only be played in December. That makes everything right with the world. Also, I do not like listening to secular Christmas music. Call me a grinch, I’ve heard it all my life. I don’t get into songs about mistletoe or trees or anything like that. Resisting the urge to Jesus Juke here, I like songs about Christ’s birth only at Christmas time.
Well, I broke my own rule yesterday. Hillsong has a new Christmas album out and I really like it. I was listening to it on Spotify yesterday. By the way, if you don’t Spotify, go here now… It is called, “We have a Savior”. It’s very rootsy and different from the plethora of Hillsong albums. Check it out and tell me what you think. Now that I have listened to it, I’ll delete it from my playlist until December…gotta keep it real…
Great day today!
I was able to be gone for a week for a family vacation. We had a fun time at the beach. I must admit though, I missed being at church. I was watching the live stream of our services. I literally can’t get away. So being back today was just wonderful.
Pastor, as usual, did a great job preaching from Jeremiah.
Our people responded to God’s Word during our time of singing. It was awesome just to step back and listen to their voices.
Here’s the set list from today:
God is able-Hillsong
Mighty to save-Hillsong
All my hope-Hillsong
The Lord Reigns- Still not sure who does this song. I need to find out…
Another great day in the house on Sunday. We had a lot of people that decided to brave DST and make it to church. Hopefully the Lord will give that hour back to you sometime.
Pastor preached out of Numbers 14 and it was fantastic. Learning what and who to focus on always gets you through that trial. Israel’s poor behavior and lack of faith sheds light on our circumstances today. So glad the Bible is relevant to our lives today!
As many of you know a tornado came through our are over this past weekend. We had several crews from Hickory Grove go out and just started helping families piece their homes and lives back together. Well, I went out today and saw for myself some of the destruction. From what I understand, some of our guys stopped to help a guy who had trees down over his driveway. I don’t think they realized how much damage there was until they started clearing away. I was blown away by 3 things in particular today.
1. The amount of trees down in this one yard. We probably had 20+ guys out there today when I was there and we were just making a small dent in it! They are still hard at work. Pray for their safety if you get a chance.
2. These guys from HGBC were not just there to take pictures and help a little. Those guys were on the spot right after the tornado hit and are still working on it today! This family has lots of strong backs with chainsaws to help get back to normal. That’s taking #IAmPlusOne to the next level.
3. When I arrived, I realized that I lived about 2 miles from this spot. It could happen to anyone, folks. I’m glad to know there are good people who just wanna help because it’s the right thing to do. Our guys are serving their community just as Christ served us.
Here are a few pictures from today. Notice the goat in one of the pictures. That’s my shout out to today’s reading of The Year of the Bible. Be sure to keep reading!
I love my church. I am grateful for our guys who take #IAmPlusOne seriously. Will you be +1?
Yesterday was the launch of IAmPlusOne.com and our +1 Missions Challenge. Our Pastor did an amazing job of conveying the need for our church and all churches to be mission minded. We discussed the plan to change from a cruise ship to a battleship mentality. +1 allowed us to set sail as a battleship with a strong mission.
Many of our people were out in the community over the weekend helping the victims of the tornadoes and high winds. You can visit iamplusone.com to view the pictures. God is good. It’s a blessing to be a part of what God is doing here in Charlotte and around the world.