Sunday Highlights

It was picnic day at both of our campuses today.  Here are some pictures of me and my sis playing corn hole.  For those of you who have seen my first corn hole debacleI’ve improved.  I promise!  There were witnesses. 🙂

Now, on a much more spiritual note...

Pete‘s message at the Nashville campus was fabulous today.  Here are my highlights.

“Why Does Life NOT Turn Out the Way I Thought it Would?”

  • We all want to live a safe, happy, self-indulgent life.  That’s human nature and we’ve created a dangerous theology that supports an ego-driven, materialistic, self-centered life.
  • We have bought into a false assumption that somewhere God promised us that as long as we live a good life, we will be blessed.
  • We need to create a theology that supports the realities of life.
  • Matthew 11:1-6
  • Scripture never promises that life is going to be easy.
  • 2 Corinthians 1:5, Colossians 1:24, 1 Thessalonians 3:2-4, Hebrews 11:36-38
  • Mark 14:32-36 – Even Jesus asks God if there is another way other than the suffering that was in front of him.
  • Have you ever had a moment where God didn’t show up the way you thought God would show up?
  • It’s not about you.  It’s about Jesus Christ.
  • You’ve got to wrestle with this question: Do you think God is cruel by nature?  Do you think God is trying to punish you?
  • If things are falling apart, you immediately ask “what have I done wrong?”
  • Some of us are running from God because we think He’s out to get us.
  • Do you trust God?
  • Can you trust Him when all goes wrong?

I encourage you to go and listen on-line.  (My notes never do the message justice.)

Where are you running from God?  Are you willing to trust Him, really trust Him with your life… come what may?

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  • Linnae Hoppe June 22, 2009  

    so glad you have been practicing your cornhole skills =)

  • lindseyreadenobles June 22, 2009  

    Laughing that in all the pics of you playing cornhole you have this little back kick. Very cute cornhole form!

  • Jenni Catron June 22, 2009  

    @Lindsey – yeah, there were several more pics and I looked the same in all of them. 🙂 I’m consistent… just not consistently good. Note that there were no face shots because I was dripping sweat!

  • Jessica June 23, 2009  

    we did good. and it was fun! 🙂

  • Wes Howard June 24, 2009  

    I will bite my tongue on Jes’ comment of doing “good”. Ha! It was a lot of fun though.

  • Jenni Catron June 24, 2009  

    @Wes – as I recall our game was much closer than your game. I would say that’s good. 🙂