Sunday, September 27, 2009

Now You Know...

Kicked off a brand spankin' new series today at The Net called Now You Know What I Did This Summer. Over the next 3 weeks I will make myself vulnerable for the Glory of God as we examine a few "botanical blunders" I made this summer in my backyard.

The spiritual lessons? We'll address areas in our lives that need changed, learn what to do when our attempts at change fail, and discover how to achieve lasting results. Yippie.

Below is a video from this Sunday that lays the groundwork (no pun intended) for the rest of the series. It's worth the watch, even if only to see me receive a verbal tongue-lashing from my wife!

As always, you can catch the entire 30-minute message on,, or by visiting our vimeo page.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Crabtree Congregants!

So, this weekend will be my first time speaking live at The Net in 6 weeks. We just finished an amazing series called At The Movies in which the teaching was 100% by video. During that time our church saw a 33% jump in attendance. This means there are a lot of attenders who have yet to hear the pastor preach!

One such attender (who will remain nameless... he knows who he is) came to me last weekend and said his family loves the church! But, they're holding out on making a decision to call it home until they've heard me speak live (jesting, in part). So, as a return JEST-ure... I've decided to dub him the Crabtree Congregant!

That's right. You see I'm a San Francisco 49ers fan and my team selected Michael Crabtree in the 10th round of the draft. They offered him $20 million over 5 years... and 3 weeks into the season, he's still holding out for a better offer.

Hence the name Crabtree Congregant... Over the past 6 weeks we've had some amazing weekend experiences at The Net... valued at way more than $20 million, if you ask me! :). But my new buddy's holding out to see what's next! And if that's not bad enough... one of my close friend's told him that he shouldn't expect as much from me live as me on video... what's up with that!? Give a brother some love!

At any rate, here's my advice: Join the team! We're an up-and-coming franchise... take the $20 million! And don't forget to tithe on it! :)

See you Sunday... LIVE!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

MOVIE MANIA: What More Is In Store?

We're halfway through our At The Movies series and the buzz couldn't be better! The Net is growing and I'm hearing story after story of lives being touched and God's presence moving through the silver screen. And the 2nd half of our series promises to be filled with just as many challenging messages of hope.

Week 4 is a must see for couples. Week 5 will change the way you see the world. And our final installment, Week 6, will move you to tears - yes, bring the Kleenex!

It has been an honor to be a part of this series and a part of the lives of those who call The Net their home. I love this church and the God we earnestly proclaim!