Friday, January 20, 2012

4 reflections from Sunday

4 Reflections from Sunday

Today is Friday. Sunday seems like it was so long ago. Last week I made a commitment (at least to myself) that I was going to write a few reflections from Sunday each Monday morning. Today is Thursday (one week in and I already didn’t do it…awesome), to say this week as been busy is an understatement. 

1.      We had over 400 in attendance again this last week. April had another week where she had over a 100 kids and volunteers in the children’s area. Again I don’t think numbers mean everything, but they do mean something, and my job as a leader is to determine what they mean.
2.      This weeks message about how the church in Sardis paralell's CHCC was one of the hardest messages that I have had to give. I love the people of CHCC and some of the things I said where tough and hard. I think everyone knows the anxiety and fear that comes with sharing tough truth to someone whom you love very much. I prayed that I would be able to say them in a loving way without watering any of it down.
3.      Since it is Thursday I have had several days to really think and reflect on Sunday. One of the things that I have spent a great deal of time thinking and praying about is the simple fact that we wouldn’t return back to “here” again. I know for myself (and it seems like most of humanity) it’s in our nature to get motivated quickly but after a short amount reverse the decisions that we made and allow things to go back to the way things were.
4.      I was and still am all “fired” up to be a part of moving CHCC into the future.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to Sunday. Keep up the good work!
    "Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak....Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, FOR THIS IS GOD'S WILL FOR YOU IN CHRIST JESUS...The One who calls you is faithful and He will do it!" 1 Thes. 5:12-24