From Countdown to Recovery

Posted on May 4, 2008

If you want to see my message from this weekend, check it out now...

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'Go To' Phrases

Posted on April 19, 2008

Have you ever noticed how certain people are remembered for their 'go to' phrases? Take Dick Vitale, the college basketball guru. He always says, "Yeah, baby!" Well one of the things I love to do is observe different speakers and leaders in the church. And it's fascinating to me to see how often these guys go to their 'go to' phrases.     Rob Bell - "" and "Are we trackin'?   &nb...

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One Prayer

Posted on April 14, 2008

Over the past several days, we’ve all been dealt a serious dose of reality. And one thing that has helped me stay tethered to hope is prayer. But not only is prayer something that has helped us through the last week, it’s also the topic of a revolutionary movement our church and many other churches will experience this summer through One Prayer. Everyone is talking these days about video venues. That’s the buzz around the nation and the ...

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She Will Be Missed

Posted on April 7, 2008

Last night one of the key leaders of Fellowship Church graduated from this life to the next. And she has gone home to be with the Lord. Vanessa Whitwell was a dear friend and a phenomenally talented young woman. It's staggering to think of all the lives she touched and influenced. As I think about Vanessa's life, she definitely had a larger than life personality. I think about John 10:10 where Jesus said, "I have come that they may have ...

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Flashback, Fast Forward

Posted on March 31, 2008

Go with me back to two weeks ago ... Easter. I didn't expect it to be as powerful or as impactful as it was. Why? It was right in the middle of Spring Break. And then, to pile it on, the Sweet Sixteen was on! Yet, I was shocked at what God did at Fellowship Church! I had the opportunity to speak at all of our campuses live and see each campus thriving. Talk about a whirlwind tour! But looking back, I can't help but look forward. Easter is an ...

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Numbers That Count

Posted on March 24, 2008

Easter. The second most attended weekend on any church's calendar. But it's not all about the numbers. Of course, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't going to look at our numbers from this weekend. Any pastor who doesn't look at them isn't really leading in my opinion. But it's not just about the numbers. It's more about the numbers within the numbers. This weekend we again experienced something at Fellowship that we strive for every weekend, ...

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The day…

Posted on March 19, 2008

It's just a few days away...Easter. One of the Scratch that. The biggest day of celebration for any Christian, for any church. It's the time of the year when pretty much anyone will give church a chance. If you're part of a church, don't let this opportunity pass by. There's someone in your life that needs to hear about Jesus. And you are the one they'll hear it from. Invite them to church. If you aren't part of a  church, I ...

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