Monday, January 30, 2012

Ferris Bueller Returns

Warning: If you are not a child of the 80′s, the video above is likely to make
no sense to you at all. If you are a child of the 80′s, this is going to be the
best thing that happens to you today.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Annual Men's Retreat

Tonight begins Cedar Creek's annual Men's Retreat at Lake James Christian Assembly. It is always a great time of fellowshp and learning. I’m excited about the guest speaker we will have with us. Dr. Mark Scott served for many years as a professor at Ozark Christian College. Recently he moved to Denver Colorado to serve with a church there. He is a terrific communicator of God’s Word. I have been blessed by his preaching several times over the years. He will also be preaching at Cedar Creek on Sunday.

Over the past few years, we have been blessed by a number of great preachers at the retreat and during Sunday morning worship -- men like Matt Proctor, Mark Moore, Mark Christian, Bob Russell and David Willis. Each has their own style and unique way of delivering the Word. Phillips Brooks defined preaching as "truth through personality" -- I like that. Regardless of who it is delivering the Word, God can use that man to speak to his people. "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches" (Rev. 2:7).

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Though Your Sins Be as Scarlet, They Shall Be White As Snow

This was the view from my back porch this morning. It's mid-January and this is the first measurable snow of the season. I actually enjoyed shoveling my driveway (as well as the neighbor's). It's beautiful today as the sun shines down on the fresh blanket of the white stuff.

Tomorrow I'm preaching about forgiveness, so I couldn't help but think of the scripture that says: “Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool". Isaiah 1:18

Isn't that a great promise?

Thursday, January 05, 2012

New Series Begins Sunday

Reset: Ctrl-Alt-Delete

If you have a computer, you know that sometimes things get messed up and you just need to start over and reboot. When that happens, the most important three keys on the keyboard are Ctrl-Alt-Delete. Punch them all at the same time and help is on the way. You can reset and begin again.

 We have all wished we could do that in life, haven’t we? Reset is about learning three crucial keys which God will use to change the way you live: surrender control of your life now, find an alternate way to life in the future, and ask God to delete some things from your past.

Jan. 8 Ctrl – Who is in control of my life?
Jan. 15 Alt – What changes must be made in my life?
Jan. 22 Delete – How can I get rid of past mistakes in my life?