Matt Chandler talks about his upcoming brain surgery

This is crazy good. It makes me wonder if I would have the same perspective?

Matt Chandler talks about his upcoming brain surgery

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Three links you should check out

Article on Tim Keller and Redeemer Church in New York Magazine http://nymag.com/news/features/62374/

Latest article by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker | How David Beats Goliath http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/05/11/090511fa_fact_gladwell

Post by Matt Chandler regarding his brain surgery today – please pray http://hv.thevillagechurch.net/blog/hvpastor/?p=357

http://api.monkcms.com/Clients/download.php?sid=2440&url=http://www.crosspointewinterpark.com/mediafiles/encountering-jesus-12.mp3&mediaBID=387497?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

Have you ever wondered why Jesus had to die on the cross? Couldn’t God have simply forgiven us without sacrificing himself? Listen in as we explored this topic this past Sunday at CrossPointe.

Two things I vowed never to do – buy a mini van and hang Christmas lights. 2009 has been a rough year.

The 5 Secrets of Innovation

This was a very thought provoking and oddly encouraging article.  Makes me want to be more intentional with these 5 aspects.  Though this was written for the business community, there are some great insights for pastors/church leaders.  A good wake up call to discipline myself to always be asking questions and trying to connect the dots. I probably liked it because I enjoy gathering new information, from seemingly random places, and having good conversations with various people. I find the more I’m reading thing unrelated to “church” and the more varied conversations I’m having, the more able I am to communicate God’s truth to people in their context, with their questions, etc. I have to continue to work hard to not simply be answering questions nobody is asking.

The 5 Secrets of Innovation

Why the Cross?

Have you ever wondered Why Jesus had to to die on the cross? The question isn’t so much did He? but why? Couldn’t God have just forgiven us without a bloody cross? Could God have chosen some other means to offer us forgiveness – I mean He is God after all, right? What if the answer to these questions also gave us insight into how we can forgive those who have wronged us – that might be worth exploring. 

Really looking forward to tomorrow morning as this is what we will be exploring. 10 am @ Winter Park YMCA http://crosspointewinterpark.com

It is easy to use the phrase “God’s will for my life” as an excuse for inaction or even disobedience. It’s much less demanding to think about God’s will for your future than it is to ask Him what He wants you to do in the next ten minutes. It’s safer to commit to following Him someday instead of this day.

Francis Chan

Girl’s first roller coaster ride – if Goofy’s Barn Stormer counts

Here’s hoping we are still smiling later this afternoon.

On a webinar right now checking out The City http://onthecity.org Hoping it might help us more effectively point our community to Jesus through CrossPointe.