January 6, 2013
I preached in a Christ Chapel T-shirt today and Leigh Anne Smith played with Christ Chapel in their Praise Team. Several people have asked me why we do these things and it is because we’re in this thing together. We’re not in competition with any other church, we’re all in competition with Satan for the souls of Gods Creation. It’s time we all work together to defeat the enemy.
Matter of fact, we talked about that enemy today. So often we see Satan as this cartoon like character with a red suit, a pointed tail, and a pitch fork. He is seen to be much like Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy, The Sand Man, or some other character who doesn’t exist. But the fact is, we have an enemy in Satan, he is real and he has a mission. He wants to steal what you have, the opportunities in your life, you life’s work, he wants to destroy your testimony, and he ultimately wants to kill you and keep you from Christ.
Don’t eat the fruit of Satan’s lies.
We had 247 awesome people this morning, every number has a name, every name has a story, and every story matters to God. His house was full this morning. The worship was over the top as always, we are extremely blessed with a talented team but more than that, we are blessed with a team who seek God and they are there to worship as much as anyone else. It is His House and it is Him that we come to be drawn closer to.
I received one of the greatest blessings a person could ever receive this morning. Someone gave me a pen and when I said no, take the pen back, this person said to me, “You led me to Christ, the pen is nothing.” Wow
I am humbled, I am honored, I am blessed, and I am more determined than ever to keep running for Jesus. The work we are doing at Out Of The Box Worship Center and every church is no small thing. It is a matter of life and death, a matter of eternity. Run harder and more steady than ever, time is short.
I just want to take another opportunity to say to every volunteer and staff of 1st Hillsville/Out Of The Box Worship Center/Out Of The Box Youth, thank you. You are awesome people, hard workers, Christ Lovers, part of an awesome team God has brought together for such a time as this.
I love you guys more every day.