Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wow, didn’t expect to be this busy.  Since beginning my adventure as a lead pastor at Northside I’ve been on the move.  I’ve had down time, but I just haven’t had a desire to write/blog anything.  Here’s a brief update:

Stepping into a lead pastor role has been great!  I’ve loved it!  I feel I’m right where God wants me.  That is a great feeling.  A lot of challenges come with moving to a new place and starting a new job.  You have to find all new places to shop and buy groceries.  Fortunately, there are plenty of great spots (easy to get to too) to grab a burger at around here.  We have a Jimmy Johns 2 mins away. 

I recently invested in Richard Foster’s new book Sanctuary of the Soul (Journey into meditative prayer) and Scot McKnight’s The King Jesus Gospel.  I’m looking to use bits and pieces of each for upcoming sermon series.  Speaking of that, I’m really enjoyed preaching on a weekly basis.  Is it challenging?  Yes.  But I feel it is helping me mature and draw closer to God.  I’ve started a series at Northside on the church.  We are using Paul’s letter Ephesians to find out what the church is.  There have been some great discoveries for me about the church.  I’m loving what I’m learning as I live with God’s Word for this study.  We have spent the past 3 weeks in chapter 1 of Ephesians and will be moving into chapter 2 in a week.  Some rich stuff here! 

Well, I hope I can get back to a more regular groove again with blogging.  Until then, it may be sporadic. 

God bless!      

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