Set List – 06/11/17

highlights: I've found Holy Spirit to be a strong opening song for church. The lyrics really set the mood not only for the worship music set, but for the entire church service. This past weekend was evidence of this. We opened the service with Holy Spirit and afterwards reflected on Romans 15:13. I could feel the room…Read more Set List – 06/11/17

Set List – 05/14/17

highlights: We had baptisms during both of our services last weekend; a lot of them (something like eight per service). Our pastoral team worked really hard to make sure that the baptisms were connected with everything else going on during the services. We didn't want to reduce the baptisms to just an "add on," but instead as an…Read more Set List – 05/14/17

Set List – 05/07/17 (First Sunday with Seacoast Community Church)

highlights: It was my first Sunday at my new home, Seacoast Community Church. To say that I merely enjoyed the morning would be an understatement. It was one of the most welcoming experiences of my life. The people of Seacoast Community Church literally embraced my wife and I after each service. Seriously. So. Many. Hugs. One of my favorite parts…Read more Set List – 05/07/17 (First Sunday with Seacoast Community Church)

Set List – 04/16/17 (Easter Sunday)

highlights: Glorious Day is THE Easter song. As I've said before, I'm not a huge fan of holiday specific tunes, but this one is an exception. Easter is a BIG deal for Christians. Had not Jesus died and rose again, we would have no hope (1 Peter 1:3-5). Through Him, we celebrate the hope of…Read more Set List – 04/16/17 (Easter Sunday)

We’re in The Upside Down (Kind Of; Minus the Demogorgon) 

The current age of the Church feels like an “Upside Down” of sorts (thank you, Stranger Things). We know that Jesus already came to save us from our sins (Hebrews 10:1-18). We also know that He is coming back to claim us (John 14:1-3), but we don’t know when exactly (Matthew 24:42-44). So what do we…Read more We’re in The Upside Down (Kind Of; Minus the Demogorgon) 

“I’ll Be Back” (As Originally said by Jesus, not the Terminator) 

Before He ascended into Heaven, Jesus promised us that He would return for us, but He didn’t give us a time or date. In fact, He Himself doesn’t even know when He’ll return, only that He will (Matthew 24:36-41). Until He does return, however, He gave us the task of going to tell others about…Read more “I’ll Be Back” (As Originally said by Jesus, not the Terminator) 

Maybe “Hallelujah” Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Leonard Cohen

I’ve never been one of those people who chooses a “word for the year,” but for some reason, I felt compelled to pick a word for this next year. I chose the word, “hallelujah.” Why? Initially, I really wasn’t sure. One of my most notable exposures to the word “hallelujah,”  has been through the eponymous…Read more Maybe “Hallelujah” Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Leonard Cohen