Sunday Highlights

It has been a crazy week for our staff getting ready for this Sunday.  Today we launched our brand new series “Pursuit” which is going to be an amazing journey pursuing wisdom…. AND we also launched our brand new family worship experience called FX!

FX launched at all 3 of our campuses and I heard great reports from all three locations.  Here are a couple of pics from the Nashville campus:

It’s so exciting to watch nearly 200 volunteers from all of our campuses come together to make FX possible.  We have amazing actors, singers, dancers and storytellers at each campus – thank you guys for using your talents to invest in our kids and parents.  I can’t wait for next month!

Pete kicked off the new series with a great message called “Why Wisdom”.  My notes are below:

Why Wisdom? by Pete Wilson

Proverbs 4:5

Proverbs 3:13

Proverbs 16:16

We go through life needing help but not really seeking it.

We don’t have to learn all our lessons in life by failing first.

Wisdom is living life in light of what you know to be true.  It’s not knowledge, it’s the application of knowledge.

What is a Proverb?

A proverb is a catchy description of the way things generally are.

Proverbs are not guaranteed formulas for success.

Why Proverbs?

We need to be reminded of just how stupid sin is.

We need a vision of the good life.  We live with the tension of wanting to live the good life and wanting to be a good person.

We will inevitably pursue a life that we think is desirable.  We pursue what we determine to be the good life.  We associate the good life with the things the media promotes – money, success, attractiveness, celebrity, etc.

We allow culture to define what the good life is.

All the popularity, attractiveness, money, etc will not protect you from the stupidity of sin.

Ecclesiastes 2:4-11

What you have viewed as the good life is not really the good life.  It’s nothing but smoke.

Transformation always starts with vision.  I have to redefine the good life in order for transformation to begin.

The good life doesn’t just fall out of the sky.  It’s gonna take commitment and work,  You have to begin to retrain your life through scripture and understanding of what the good life really is.


I was really struck today by how warped my idea is of “the good life”.  I know God’s truth but I have allowed the pressure of culture to influence what I believe to be good and necessary for my life.  I’m ready to go on the journey of transformation to redefine the good life.

What is one thing you are going to do to redefine “the good life” and pursue wisdom?

**Hint: You can join us for the 31 Day Challenge

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  • bondChristian January 11, 2010  

    "The good life" is serving and giving myself away. If you want to get in life, give. 'Tis simple but difficult to follow.

    -Marshall Jones Jr.

  • Jan Owen January 11, 2010  

    I've really been thinking about this since my resignation. I'd say that I need to rethink my definition of ministry success.

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