- 9:15- “Are ghosts real?”
- 10:45- ” Can Christians get tattoo’s?”
Archives for March 2009
I grew up in the midst of the WWF’s (now WWE) heyday. Guys like Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, the Iron Shiek and Rowdy Roddy Piper were bigger than life both literally and figuratively. But it was the tag-team events that I truly loved…the British Bulldogs were my favorites.
The reason I bring this up is the way we do United is much the same…the tag-team part that is, not all the other stuff. I mean it’s pretty obvious that the words steroids and Gilbert Thurston have never been used in the same sentence until now.
You see when you walk through the doors you are in essence tagging me, the worship team and our creative team saying…”You do your part to make sure me and my friends have an Experience with God today”. And then when you leave we tag you saying, “Go out into the community and be bold enough to invite someone to come back with you again next week”.
We have an amazing partnership in this way and I just want to encourage you to do your part. This weekend’s message about alcohol is an easy one to invite people to…and as you saw last weekend, we’ll do our part to create an Experience that people will never forgot, but more importantly will be life-changing.
We’re working hard right now to make sure Sunday is memorable…are you doing your part?
Ok, maybe it was only while I was sleeping, but this morning something significant happened…
We launched the new United web-site on 10/4/07…1 year, 5 months and 1 week ago. Early this morning we received our 100,000 hit on the site!
I probably find that way more fascinating than you do, but I wanted to share it anyway. I think it’s so cool that we are able to influence people we don’t know and possibly will never know not only in the US but all around the world.
For example, I know at least 1 hit earlier this week came from Iraq and that whoever it was listened to one of the messages from the Pursuit series. How cool is that that someone is “chasing lions” in Iraq while at the same time chasing after “bad guys”.
Of course I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank my beautiful bride, Lisa for all the hard work she did in getting the site ready. Who knows…maybe somebody will come up to you in heaven one day and thank you for helping them get there because this resource was made available because of you.