Links of the Week

  1. Dale Hudson on What Kidmin leaders can learn from great leaders throughout history. This has nuggets of wisdom for every leader.
  2. Why Mars Hill went multi-site.
  3. Thom Rainer on 10 traits of great leaders.
  4. How to dress for public speaking.
  5. Dr. Mr. or Mrs. Leader, it’s your fault.
  6. Al Mohler on Must we believe in the virgin birth of Jesus?
  7. Why it is necessary for Tim Tebow to use words all the time when discussing his faith.

Links of the Week

  1. Tim Challies on Should Christians embrace evolution?
  2. What Christians hope for in preaching. This was an eye opening article based on a study of 10,000 persons who attend church and what they hope to get from preaching.
  3. 11 books every leader needs to read according to Al Mohler.
  4. D.A. Carson and John Piper on How to teach the Bible confidence.
  5. How boys become Christians men.
  6. Ron Edmondson on how he accomplishes so much. I agree with him on this secret, helps a ton.
  7. A warning to women from a woman concerning marriage.
  8. The New York Times on How the deficit got this big.
  9. Titus 2 is not just a woman’s to do list.
  10. Justin Taylor on It only takes one generation for a church to die.
  11. Beware of romantic pornography. So true.
  12. 9 things your pastor wants to say to you but won’t.
  13. Steven Furtick on Ambition vs. Arrogance.
  14. Kevin DeYoung on biblical manhood. Helpful stuff here, a good preview to our next series at Revolution.
  15. Jeff Vanderstelt on Gospel fluent thinking.
  16. 25 ways to engage your neighbors. As we challenge people at Revolution to be on mission, this is a big part of it.
  17. Motherhood, sacrifice, and worship.

Sunday Night Mind Dump…

  • Blown away right now
  • The weekend kicked off in a powerful way at our Good Friday service at Revolution
  • If you missed it, make plans to be there next year
  • Always a powerful night remembering the cross and what Jesus did in our place
  • Last night was simply unreal at Revolution last night
  • We kicked off a brand new series on the Old Testament
  • We had 8 people indicate that they accepted Christ
  • And then I found out today that since last year, Revolution has grown by 187%
  • I’m just stunned
  • I loved looking at the connection cards last night to not only see those who took that life changing step but also reading the connection cards of those who brought them putting in the prayer line that they were praying for their friend to accept Christ
  • Love the passion that Revolutionaries have to see lives changed and to believe in the power of the gospel for lives to be changed
  • Last night was also our first night with The Crossing officially joining us
  • So excited about the energy and passion that they have and will bring to our church
  • We announced last night that we are having another newcomer’s brunch on May 1st
  • We have so many new people that we are doing them back to back
  • If you are interested in coming, email Chuck Tommervik
  • If you missed last night, you can listen to it here
  • What I’m excited about in this series is the fact that I will get to preach on stories and books of the Bible I haven’t preached on before
  • You can also download the study guide for this series here and this week’s devotional questions are here
  • If you are looking for an easy to get into the Bible, this is it
  • Our spring small groups just ended and the stories of what God did over the semester have been so cool to hear
  • Over the summer, we are going to take a break from small groups and do community dinners throughout the summer as an easy way of getting to know other people
  • There will be more details about this in the coming weeks
  • Just finalized this past week with Paul our sermon schedule for the rest of the year
  • So pumped about what we will be preaching on
  • Today was an awesome low key day in our house
  • It was nice coming off a busy couple of weeks to have nothing going on
  • It will be capped off by my favorite night of the week:  date night
  • This week, we are starting an experiment in leadership development at Revolution, pretty excited about it and how God might use this to help our church multiply quickly
  • Right now, there are a ton of things that are happening behind the scenes as we make plans to multiply our church several times in the next few years, I would covet your prayers for myself and our leaders for wisdom as we plan and lead and follow God’s plan for Revolution
  • To go along with that, in a few weeks I will be heading up to Soma in Seattle to spend a week at their leadership training school
  • They are an Acts 29 church that is doing some incredible things in Seattle and have multiplied several times
  • Really excited about learning from them
  • Got a new tattoo on Thursday that I love
  • So excited how it turned out
  • When I sent my mom the picture she said, “They can make crosses smaller”
  • Always a mom
  • Anyway, time to get back to my lazy Sunday
  • Don’t miss next at Revolution as we continue our series in The Story of God and look at Genesis 3 to see where life went wrong
  • If you’re wondering why our world is the way it is, what to do about it, what God is doing about it, you need to be there next week
  • And bring someone with you, it is going to a powerful night capped off with a very clear gospel presentation
  • Praying we see even more people make a decision to follow Jesus the week after Easter
  • Be praying with me

Links of the Week

  1. Here are some quotes from Steven Furtick’s 24 hours of preaching he did to release his book Sun Stand Still. Some great stuff about faith.
  2. Why gluttony is a sin. Great insights on what gluttony is and what the gospel has to say about it.
  3. Debt and giving. Great thoughts on what to do about it.
  4. Dustin Neeley on Learning how to use the family dashboard. How to gauge your family’s stress, pressure, relational, spiritual and other important information.
  5. Ron Edmondson on 10 random things to know about pastors. This right on and I found myself nodding as I read each one.
  6. Charles Stone on 8-point checklist for body care for leaders. Great stuff.
  7. This movie loos really interesting and I’ve heard great things about it:

Links of the Week

  1. Wayne Grudem released a book called Politics – According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture.
  2. Andrew Lisi on Burn couches not the Quran. I can appreciate the passion of this pastor who is planning to burn Quran’s, but if his point is to point Muslims to the truth of Jesus (as he has said is his point in multiple interviews), than I have to believe there is a better way to say, “Jesus is the only way to heaven.”
  3. What I would do differently if I were a new bride today. Mars Hill is doing a months of posts about being a Godly woman and this is a great list for any woman. Be a woman of character, dignity and your husband (or future husband) will honor you.
  4. Tim Challies on When I should leave my church.
  5. Why Christians get sex wrong.
  6. Darrin Patrick on A preacher and his bible. Great tips to preachers.