Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Real Encounter

I worked at the bike shop a couple weekends ago with a guy named Brad Bennett. A stand up, passionate, hard working, Christ loving man of God. Brad is the founder of Real Encounter Ministries. Brad and the other professionals use action sports as a platform to share the life changing message of Jesus Christ.

Check out the video to see how their ministry works.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Confirmation Sunday

The best Confirmation Class i've ever been a part of. What a blessing these students are!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Jesus on Twitter

I saw this video at my parents church (FBC Ellisville) over Easter weekend.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Types of Love

(Schweitzer Youth - 2010 High School Mission Trip)

There is a lack of love. A lack of friendship. A lack of community. All because of sin.

We see this in Genesis, where God creates the man and the woman for the purpose of oneness. They have friendship, and intimacy , and loving affection, but, sin comes and immediately they hide from each other. They hide from God. They cover themselves. Shame enters into the human equation. There is separation between the man and the woman and God, and the man and the woman and each other and that's what sin does. Sin isolates us from God. It also isolates from one another. It ills life, and it kills love, and it kills oneness, as God has created us to have.

This has come to be such a pressing matter in our culture today that we live in a world that is almost completely void of real Christ-like biblical love.

C.S. Lewis talks about Need Love and Gift Love. He says that need love is where I love you, because you do something for me that is beneficial. That is a contractual sort of love where, "Well, you make me feel good, so I love you," or "You do kind things for me, so I love you," or "You meet a need that I think I have, so I love you."

He says that Christ-like love is a gift love where, "I give affection to you with no demands or expectations in return. It is a covenantal and not contractual love. It is not predicated upon terms. It is just given freely, and graciously, and happily, without ever expecting that you will give it back to me or make up for it, or that this ever in any way be an equal giving of love."

So, what kind of love are you giving to your friends, family, co-workers, strangers?

Need Love?
Gift Love?

Monday, February 28, 2011

Samson Cryopreserved

Did you know that Samson, from biblical stories, was cryogenically frozen back in 1200 B.C.? I thought he died with the Philistines in the book of Judges. But as I was watching ESPN the other day, I think I was proved wrong. I guess people back in the day knew he'd be good for something, so they brought him back and he's now playing for the French National Rugby Union team.

Check out this video for some of Sebastien Chabal's (Samson's) highlights as a rugby player.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

STL 9 - ANA 3

Angela and I traveled to St. Louis this weekend to visit my family and go to the Blues game last night. It was one for the record books. Stewart & Shattenkirk, welcome to the team!

Game Highlights

Two in Seven Seconds

PostGame Interview: Stewart, Oshie, and McDonald

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Generation to Generation

We have a new Sermon Series coming up that deals with the different generations within the church and how we, as a church, can use this to our advantage.