I've been blown away by these two sessions of PURSUIT camp with @lhstudents. I've never seen anything like this team: backstage, onstage, and everywhere in between, they've been incredible. When people talk about the dream team, this is it. It's been sweet to teach through the life of David and have great conversations with students about what God's been stirring in them this week. It's also been great to demolish those same students in paintball. (😉). But sincerely, Jane and I have had the best experience and aren't ready to leave! We love you, Longhollow!
This summer has been a different—and really sweet season of preaching for me. As God has been leading me to teach our people about abiding, He’s been teaching me the same. Even when I want to study and perform and work hard in my own strength, he’s been whispering to me and teaching me to let Him lead. I’m so excited to teach about the pruning part of abiding tonight. It’s the piece a lot of us get afraid of. We don’t quite know what to do with discipline, and most of us haven’t seen it done well, so I’m excited to share the Father’s heart for discipline and pruning tonight. Special guest @philipvega will be in the house tonight and I can’t wait for you guys to experience what we’ve put together for you in worship.
Praying for JD Greear tonight and tomorrow while the SBC votes for their next president. We love and trust this man so much bc of his strong character & his track record in church planting, mission and leadership. #jd4prez
Thursday night felt different in the best possible way. Historically, our church hasn't had anything for college students during the summer, so the night was historic just in the fact that it was happening. Our first Common Ground in the summer. From my time sitting with the Lord preparing the message to worshipping together and throughout the whole night, the Spirit was leading the way. God is always a gracious teacher with me and Thursday was no exception. As I was preparing to teach our people about the joy of abiding and diving into God's word, He drew me close to do just that and it changed me and it changed how I taught. Thursday night was a really special night for Common Ground and also for me. So thankful that I get to do this with my life. @cbc.college
I still can't get over how incredible today has been. Baptism Sunday is always my favorite at our church but today was extra special as I got to baptize dozens of the college students we've gotten to invest in this past year. So many of these students have been in our home and I've watched as they've taken steps of obedience and let God stretch and surprise them in new ways. Today, they declared their newness in Christ as we symbolically demonstrated their journeys from death to life in baptism. I'm overjoyed and honored to get to lead college students and young adults in this city to the feet of Jesus.