Pastor P

Sunday Night Reflections

Feb 14, 2010

A few thoughts on a GREAT DAY at NewSpring Church…

  • We saw dozens of people cross over from death to life today…that NEVER gets old.
  • We will finish up the “Identity Theft” series next week…really looking forward to speaking again after a two week break.
  • Christine Caine spoke today and continued the message she began last week…and it was amazing…some of the things that stuck out from her message are…
  • “There are over 27 million slaves on the planet today…more than ever before in the history of the world.  How did this happen on the churches watch?”
  • After reading Luke 10:25-37, “For years I thought I was the Samaritan, but God showed me that I was actually more like the Priest and the Levite.”  (Honestly, this one STUNG a lot…wow!)
  • “I can get so busy doing ministry that I walk right by people.  I can see people as an interruption to ministry rather than the object.”
  • “There is a BIG difference between compassion and emotion.  Being emotional about something will cause us to cry, but being filled with compassion will actually cause us to cross the street!”  (SNAP!)
  • “One of the reasons many churches do not grow is because they are not willing to be inconvenienced!”
  • “It DID cost the Samaritan to cross the street…and it will cost us our time, talent and treasure.”
  • “We HAVE to be willing to be interrupted and inconvenienced.”
  • “There will always be a reason why we can’t do what God is calling us to do…we need to get our ‘buts” out of the way!”
  • “Normality is HIGHLY overrated.”
  • “Jesus Christ did not come from heaven to earth and die on a cross to make us nice…He did so to make us DANGEROUS!”
  • “We’ve made the goal of life to arrive at death safely!”
  • “The BIGGEST sleeping giant on the planet is the church.”
  • “I didn’t know I was using Jesus to get a lifestyle!  He called us to follow Him…no matter what.”
  • I could go on and on about this message…it was awesome!  I love how she talked about how Ephesians 2:10 is true for EACH one of us!
  • (BTW…if you haven’t memorized that verse then get a card, write it down and memorize it.  AND…if you have then memorize Psalm 139:13-16!)
  • We’ve had LOTS of questions about what NewSpring Church is going to do in regards to rescuing girls from sex trafficking…I will put a post up tomorrow specifically dealing with that.
  • SO excited about will be here two weeks from this Thursday…we ONLY have 20 tickets left!!!
  • ALSO excited about a big announcement at Unleash that has to do with Thursday, September 16th!!

That’s about it for now…going to go to bed and then going to try to get up and run tomorrow.  Currently working through a foot injury…could use your prayers!