Preaching on Sunday 12-28-08

Lately I have been privileged to speak on the last Sunday of the year.  I like to take this particular Sunday and try to talk about the mission of God, the church.  This year the title is The Year Of Living Missionally, not a great title but it works.

I want to help Creekside become more that a gathering place, I want to see Creekside become a sending place.

I came across this video, it’s a great video, but I’ve been unable to get a high quality version of it, so I won’t be using it on Sunday.  But I wanted to share it, so I guess that’s what the blog is for.

I know I’ve been posting a lot of videos here.  And that can be annoying, for some of us, but I like videos, and my brain has been pretty tired lately.

Eugene Peterson on pastoring

“The pastor’s question is, “Who are these particular people, and how can I be with them in such a way that they can become what God is making them?” My job is simply to be there, teaching, preaching Scripture as well as I can, and being honest with them, not doing anything to interfere with what the Spirit is shaping in them. Could God be doing something that I never even thought of? Am I willing to be quiet for a day, a week, a year?”
-The Contemplative Pastor (Introduction)