Been working all morning on this week’s message. Don’t want to give too much away, but I’m really enjoying the history I get to learn about for this series. The series title itself we stole from somewhere, but the point’s the same. DEFINE THE LINE.
Think about it. On your tombstone you’ll have two dates – birthdate and deathdate. Your entire life will be summed up by about a one inch line between them. So what’s it going to stand for? How will we define it? This series will look at David who’s line was defined as a man after God’s own heart. I’m tying in some other great people, presidents, founding fathers etc. and this week is Teddy Roosevelt.
Found a great quote where he said, Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. I think that speaks to Chrisitianity and churches too. Too often we (pastors or teachers) try to share these “great thoughts” and insights on Scripture and that’s good. But it’s dangerous when we neglect to give it feet and actually answer the question “what difference does it make?” That’s why I’m glad that Discovery is the kind of church where people serve. What’s better is they serve people who aren’t in or part of our church. I think it’s like our way of trying to speak to “all mankind.”
Who’s your favorite president and why?
I couldn’t hardly sleep last night because I’m so excited. But it’s because I’m so excited about finally putting a deck around the pool. I was dreaming about lumber and angles and saws and drills. I could practically smell the saw dust. That’s not the only project on the list either. Still need to finish the table and then want to build in dressers and shelving in the boys room. Carpentry work relaxes me, but right now all these projects along with our upcoming series are giving me too many desires and not enough time to work on them all.