Saturday, September 27, 2008

My Fall Conference Notes

The fall conference was truly amazing.

Wednesday 9/10/08 - Doug Kreighbaum

You wouldn't pair yourself with the people God pairs you with.

Eph 3:8-11 - God's grace
John 3:30 - He must increase and I must decrease
Luke 1:35-39 - Your destiny bears witness

Christian's sharpen each others graces and motivate one another "Iron sharpens iron"

Work consistantly to keep anything out of the way that will separate you from God

God is trying to maintain the integrity of the spirit - 44% is about how to get along, while 2-3% is about how to move in the gifts of the spirit

You will not survive on your own. God did not design us to be alone.
God joins husband and wives. Don't let "stuff" get between you.

Thursday 9/11/08 - Doug Kreighbaum

God's house isn't dead because God isn't dead.

Mark 12:28-31 - Love God, love each other

We're trying to get back to what is timeless

We're not looking for something, we're looking for someone (Him)

"I encourage you to read the letters of Revelation & The Gospel of John" - Doug

Unity = Father, Spirit, Son (ONE)

Jesus NEVER sent people out one-by-one. The plurality works together like the God head.

One heart, one soul. We want to be a family on a mission.

Friday 9/12/08 - Tom Bedford

No one wants to be alone. We're wired to want to be in a family.

The glory of the father, the brilliance of the weight of God is what a family is.

When we violate family values we touch something God's weightyness cannot touch.

At the tree of Good + Evil satan gave Adam and Eve the OPTION of following God.

You cannot bring evil, impurities and ungodliness into the family.

Humans cannot contribute to the glory of God, but, we can reveal the essence of His glory through our family.

When you come to get saved you're coming to join a family. Salvation, apart from family, is not true salvation.

Don't bring people to Sunday meetings before bringing them to your home first. Let them see the glory of God through family.

Anyone can be a prophet.

Family is the recipe for glory (under God.) American churches think it's the individual. (OUCH)

Point: The glory of God comes by gift or body.

Eph 2:19 - you're the foundation of christ

The family will be strong in years to come. "I'd much rather be a father than a minister" - Tom

PRAY: "Make us and mold us into the family you want us to be."

I have to say some hard things because I don't want to loose you (like you would with your children, God must do this with us, his children)

The content of preaching is the Bible - not just ideas.

How you see family will eclipse your gift in ministry.

Whenever a gifted leader is around you, it's going to be SOMETHING (i.e., gang or Godly)

Big Wheels & Boards are not what churches are about. Father's serve families.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fifth click is a charm

I had to click Post New Blog a million times to get to this screen. Sheesh.

The Fall Conference was awesome. Very mellow and family-like, which was surprisingly nice. No fancy hoops to jump through or being slain in the spirit (well, just one.) Felt homey. Not like homey G but home-like. I wish we could have church while drinking coffee at tables together like that. Maybe corporate prayer? I quite enjoyed Tom Bedford. It was the first time I really connected to his message and took two pages of notes. I couldn't put my pen down or absorb enough of what he was saying. Overall, a great, God-centered, family-buidling time was had.

I APPRECIATE YOU. Yes, you, the reader. Whoever you are, I love you. I love being connected to you and sharing this earth and breathing this fresh, crisp air with you. I am so thankful for every day I wake and every person I encounter. Wasting time complaining, which I too often do, is just that...a WASTE. Let's appreciate the little things, the big things, the people we connect to and even those we do not. It's what God would want and what Jesus would do.

Life is good. I'm glad I have such a wonderful family.