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!"

Thursday, July 10, 2008


hello all, hope everyone is doing well.

today i'm having a meeting with Miranda and Molly, two of my singers at the Journey. we are going to be discussing some of the things that are going on at church. as most of you know, we are going to be planting at least two new campuses soon. they are integral parts of the team and we are going to spend some time planning and praying together, as well as discussing the future moves.

i spent yesterday in a meeting with erik, our lead pastor. man, i love getting together with him! he and i are both dreamers and vision guys! we love to throw out the most absurd possibilities and then try to figure out how to get there! it's a ton of fun. (and it's also why we need people like molly and miranda, and shawn and tiffany and todd and and sandy and too many others to count or mention! they keep us on track!)

anyway, the title of this post is meetings. i've learned something over the last year. meetings can be boring and time consuming. so, my advice to you is, be a dreamer. you'll have plenty of people to keep you grounded. and the meeting will be much more fun!


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