Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Change of Pace

Well, we mixed it up a little at The Net this weekend. A lot more music, a little less talk, and one powerful response time!

We took the weekend to reflect on Thanksgiving and talked about how sometimes the holidays aren't "the most wonderful time of the year!" I shared my personal experience from this past week and hope if nothing else - it helped a few people get re-focused.

In addition, Selina and I decided to serve everyone communion this weekend. The response was overwhelming... We nearly ran out of bread and had only a few drops of juice left. As for the worship - amazing. Thanks to MJ and the band for leading us into God's presence today!

It was a honor spending the morning with all who made it out. I love this church and enjoy being your pastor! Thanks for coming along for the ride!

If you've got 20 minutes and would like to catch the brief message from today, click here or watch below... hope it blesses you.

Monday, November 23, 2009

One Prayer Update

This weekend we gave an update on One Prayer - a movement started 2 years ago by combining the efforts of over 2K churches in giving, outreach, and the teaching of God's word.

If you were a part of One Prayer or a part of The Net and you missed this past weekend's experience - check out the clip below and hear a brief update on the difference you are making around the world!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Trick #6... Kiss the Devil Goodbye!

Today we closed out the series 6 Tricks - shifting gears away from taking action and looking at the Devil's last and most dangerous trick - Just keep going! The big idea: If he can't stop you, he'll push you... to the brink of destruction!

If you're up for learning more about the Sabbath, check out the message. And when you get to the 24:07 mark, what you can't hear that we did live is the music kicking on prior to the 11:20 showing of My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure! Ah, the joys of having church in a movie complex!! :)

Enjoy the trick and take yourself a Sabbath this week!

Trick #6 (Just Keep Going!) from The Net Church on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Trick #5

Our series is quickly coming to a close. But, not before we squeeze in a couple more tricks from our downtown devil. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Trick #5! Enjoy...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Hint of Things to Come

Today I was catching up on some blogs I like to follow. Came across a post by Craig Groeschel of entitled Letting Go of What Other People Think. I liked it. And it fits somewhat with this weekend's message, so I'm sharing his post below. Hope you enjoy it and will be with us Sunday!

Becoming obsessed with what people think about you is the fastest way to forget what God thinks about you.

My mom taught me the common truth, “You can’t please everyone.”

From my observation, ministers seem to be more vulnerable to people-pleasing than most professions.

In reality, we should be the most resolved of all not to live for the applause of men but the approval of God.
  • Don’t let anyone talk you out of following God’s voice.
  • Don’t let anyone’s criticism distract you from your passion.
  • Don’t long for affirmation before you move forward.
Say what God prompts you to say. Go where God leads you to go. Do what God puts on your heart. Let go of living for people. Become obsessed with living for God.

Monday, November 9, 2009

100 Words Or Less...

This weekend we talked about sharing your faith. During the message, I discussed a book I'd read years ago by Bill Hybels (pastor of Willowcreek Church) called Walk Across the Room. In it, he challenges the reader to write out their before-and-after story of how Christ changed their life in 100 words or less. I did. You can hear my story by clicking here.

But, more importantly, we want to hear YOUR story. How did Christ change YOUR life? Can you tell us in 100 words or less? If so, click here and join the ranks!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Trick #4: BONUS WEEK!

This weekend we got another delightful visit via video from our downtown devil. But, in addition - as we discussed the idea of sharing your faith - we got another treat! Have you ever experienced evangelism... door-to-door? Then, you might identify with the video below!

Note: The first video is Trick #4. The second, property of Seacoast Church - on loan to The Net - to show you how NOT to evangelize!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Trick #3

Last Sunday was week 3 in our latest series: 6 Tricks! Below is the video of our downtown devil having fun with a kid who just wanted to be on TV! To watch the entire 30-minute message on When NOT to Pray, click here!