Our staff filmed this video as a conclusion to our church wide 21 day fast. basically a video based on each of our favorite foods and what we couldnt wait to get our hands on after the fast ended. Pretty funny I think.
Some random pics with my awesome wife and our really cool dog. Yes I had to hold Maya (dog) so she would stay still which is why my arm is across the whole photo haha.
Man, this past Sunday was great. We started a new series called RESET. Basically a series leading up to Easter to where we ask people to completely Reset there opinions on Jesus. Anyways, its a great series. We wanted to do some different elements with this series. Most of things were going to push us, but in a very good way. We worked really hard last week to get these sets made and run all the necessary errands, and then set them up on Sunday morning before the service started. Needless to say, we couldnt do anything without the incredible volunteers that we have. So awesome! Anyways, I’ll include a few pics from the service. None have been really edited yet but you’ll get the idea.
Let God Arise – Tomlin
Taste and See – Brian and Jenn Johnson
The Stand – Hillsong United
You Found Me – The Fray
Faithful – Alex Nifong (Guitarist in Kristian Stanfill’s band)
Everlasting God – Brenton Brown
Solution – Hillsong United
My Brightness – Charlie Hall
So..a few things about the set. Thanks to the kind folks at Elevation Church we were able to have an awesome video backing to You Found Me, The Fray’s new song. It worked out perfect. And little did I know that the video they were so nice to let us use fit in really well with our service as a whole, including the message. Its cool how God works through those little things that we dont even realize sometimes. Thanks again Wes for the video.
Solution was really fun. It was the first time ever that I led without the guitar. It was a cool change of pace. It felt a little awkward at first since Im so used to having the guitar, but I just let go and went for it and I think the Lord used the song. Its definitely a fun song to play.
My Brightness is one of many incredible songs on Charlie Hall’s latest album. Check it out. I did this one just acoustic, and it was really fun. Cool rhythm to it, as well as great lyrics.
So Im sitting here this morning in a local coffee shop. I love the atmosphere. Coffee is pretty decent. Free wi-fi too. I also just left the dentist office. The funny…ok actually its not funny at all…thing is Im still paying my dental bill from when I went last summer back in SC. I guess I’ll start flossing now.
Besides all that, a lot of really amazing things have been happening here in Ohio. I will not share it all in one post, in hopes to generate more posts. To give you an idea though…Megan and I bought a home here in the area. We love it. No, I mean love it. We wanted to start creating community, and I think we are on to something. We’ve already began meeting our neighbors. One of which came over last weekend smoking a really nice smelling cigar. We immediately hit it off and began talking about how when the weather gets warmer, we’ll have to hang out on the deck and smoke cigars have some good conversation. Turns out we even order our cigars from the same place online. Thats right, online. Then we had some more neighbors come up and introduce themselves. This is exactly why we chose to move into a neighborhood. We want to begin investing in people’s lives, whether they tangibly realize it or not. So, needless to say we are excited.
God is also doing incredible things at Rivers Crossing. Things that I will not attempt to describe in just the next two sentences on this blog. I do not think there has been a week since the beginning of the year where people have not crossed the line of faith. We had an incredible time of celebration last week as people were baptized, and then rejoiced when over ten more people gave their lives to Christ at the end of the service. So…look for a post really soon to tell you more about what’s up at RC3 (short way to say Rivers Crossing Community Church).
Have a great day. More posts are coming very soon.
Faithful – Alex Nifong (Kristian Stanfill Version) —by the way, check out his new EP. Solid.
Time has Come – United
Marvelous Light – Charlie Hall