John 4:19-26

"Sir," the woman said, "you must be a prophet. So tell me, why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here at Mount Gerizim, where our ancestors worshiped?"

Jesus replied, "Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on the tis mountain or in Jerusalem. You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes through the Jews. But the time is coming-indeed it's here now- when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth."

The woman said, "I know the Messiah is coming-the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us."

Then Jesus told her, "I AM the Messiah!"

Sunday, June 15, 2008

sunday thoughts

we had a great day at the Journey today! we got to preview what is possibly going to be a format that we will use for our multi-campus strategy. Video Teaching! the cool thing is, just as a campus pastor will act, Erik acted as in the role of a campus pastor today, as if it were "the norm" for us to have video teaching. what encouraged me the most was, we had people come forward when Erik invited people to come. it just proved to me that it doesn't matter the teaching method. if God's people are willing to open their hearts and recieve His message, then it doesn't matter who teaches, or how it's presented. the Holy Spirit will do His work regardless!! And to me, that's just awesome!

i wanna give a shout out to all the guys that joined us this weekend for the men's "advance" (real men don't retreat!). we had an amazing time and God was good, as always! i truly believe that men's lives were changed. and as a result, our families, our marriages, and our church are going to benefit! I'm soooo hungry for what God wants to do right now! my "one prayer" for the church, is that we would have the ability to humble ourselves and allow God to do what it is He wants to do. but more than anything, i pray that we would actually, physically, see it.

blessings to you all,


p.s. if you're on my praise team, make sure you're reading Psalms! we are going to spend some time talking about it between services next week. if you need a reading "track" or "schedule", email or talk to Cindy. she has a great one

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