Thursday, September 27, 2012

"Bridge Inspection" 09-23-12

Everyone who wants to make it to heaven has to cross a bridge of some kind to get from here to there. And no one I know thinks the bridge they're on is unsafe.
But as confident as you may be in the structural integrity of your bridge to God, wouldn't you like to be 100% sure that it's never going to collapse? This is not an area in which you want to be overconfident, and thus under-inspected, is it? Too much is at stake.
So for the next five weeks, we're going to subject our most deeply held beliefs to a biblical inspection. As we study together the first five chapters of the Book of Romans, the Spirit of God will reinforce our convictions and expose our misconceptions, so that we can face the future with the peace that comes from knowing that our bridge is going to get us home safely.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fatigue / Sunday 09-09-12

Summer is over. Time to get back to work! You should be all rested up, ready to hit the ground running--but what if you aren't? What if there is a weariness in your soul that the changing seasons cannot snap you out of? What if passion for God--or, for that matter, passion for anything--is something you haven't felt since you can't remember when? What if your Passion battery is dead?
Only God can recharge you when you're that depleted. And He will. Maybe as soon as this Sunday. Come and plug in at White Pine!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Man on Fire - Sunday 08-26-12

Click to watch, "Man on Fire" by Greg Sidders from Sunday 08-26-12

Passion is not taught; it's caught.

So if you want to a more passionate relationship with God, what better way to do it than to hang around the most passionate lover of God you know?

In Scripture, no one loves God more passionately than David does.  That's why we're going to spend Passion some time with him this Sunday at White Pine--it's because we can learn, just by warming our hands over his inner fire, how to increase the temperature of our love for God.

If your passion for God has been on ice, it's time to come in from the cold!