- about to meet with someone I’m not looking forward to meeting…oh well. #
- it’s going to be 24C on the weekend! YAY! #
- Watcin my two oldest rehearse for a play they are in. It’s gonna be AWESOME! This sunday PM @ WPA @ 6pm. #
- ideas are coming faster than I can get them down today…kind of freaky #
- Watching my two oldest in “king of the Jungle” at my church – priceless! #
- I’m so proud of my son – sang a solo! WOW #
- My daughter just did a solo, AWESOME! #
- Enjoyed a nice Easter dinner with my family – beeutiful day out! #
- Having problems with my gmail account today – offline seems to be a catalyst of the problems… #
- Okay, I’ve determined that my “todo” list has got TOO long – might need an extra days work this week! #
- working on something I wish I was able to start a long time ago. So much for my day of 🙁 #
- Made a significant decision that not only rescued my day off but more importantly results in something being excellent rather than “enough” #
- Is amazing what creating a little “margin” can do for your overall emotional health #
- Just met with a guy who said, “I want to get baptized” AND he was TOTALLY excited as he said it – cool! #
- just added the twittergadget to my gmail sidebar. Not sure if that was a good idea… #
- a good meal has made me drowsy #
- A little late – but happy easter! Gonna try and get a blog post out tonite #
Yes, Jesus is still alive. Although there are probably many people in the world today who wish He had died – and stayed dead. Sadly.
The apostle Paul rightly divines (1 Cor. 15) that at the core of the Gospel message is the knowledge and fact of Christ’s resurrection. If that’s a lie then the disciples preached, lived, and died in vain. In fact, the faith of every follower of Christ since would be worthless. Take away the resurrection and you have no gospel.
But the good news is this. Christ died, yes, He died as a substitute for us. He died to pay the penalty for sin, what every human being is born into this world with. That which keeps us from God. Yes, He willingly died. It wasn’t the Jews, it wasn’t the Romans who killed Jesus – He laid down His life “for the joy set before Him” (Hebrews 12) the joy of the millions who would believe and be saved because of His sacrifice. Much like a soldier going into battle for the freedom of their country and facing death, and even dying for their country – even more so was Christ going to the crucifixion knowing that this wasn’t just any battle, this was the deciding battle. And on the cross, Christ rightly said, “It is finished” – His sacrifice was complete, His sinless life culminated with sin being paid for.
I missed posting about two weekends ago (March 29th) but life has been really busy! Sorry folks. This past weekend I had the awesome pleasure of having my kids to myself as Ker went to Niagara Falls for a Women’s Retreat (one of those times where I wish Ker kept a blog – she has some AWESOME things to share about her experience at the retreat!). Needless to say, I had a blast with my kids this weekend. I SOOOO MUCH LIKE BEING A DAD! We had pillowfights, played a game called “Pictureka!”, played some Wii, went to McDonald’s for breakfast and did all sorts of other stuff together.
My observations/thoughts on Sunday at WPA:
- I taught the first session of “Chasing Daylight” for the “Bread and Breakfast Class” (young adults) in the morning. I absolutely love this study/book by Erwin McManus. So challenging. The first session was on “Choices”. The most spiritual act we can do every day is choose. What will YOU choose this day? WHO will you choose to serve?
- a friend from WPA just dropped in to pray for me and my hearing because of the leading of the Spirit. AWESOME – thanks so much God! #
- Yay its getting warm out #
- in a few minutes I’m gonna be paintballing #
- Well my wife is off to the womens retreat the weekend and I’m watching the kids. FUN! #
- Power just went out at church…hope it comes back up! #
- Power just came back up-yay! #
- Snow fall warning? #