You Are Not A Failure Until You Fail To Get Back Up

This last weekend was awesome: We had 5 people make decisions to follow Jesus and 5 others made commitments to the habits necessary to jump start their spiritual growth and be more like Jesus at our Cross Training Grow course. During this course we took an overview look at the three basic spiritual habits every Christian needs in order to grow: daily time with God (prayer and Bible study), giving, and fellowship. We had a great growing together. Here is what Jeremy, a teenager who attended this weekend, had to say about the Grow course: “the grow class at my church was fun and really good I learned a lot.” By the way Jeremy, I loved having you in the course, it is so exciting to be a part of your spiritual journey as a follower of Jesus – you rock!!!
I hope you all enjoyed our special guest, BOZO, and that his appearance will help each of us remember that “you are not a failure until you fail to get back up.” Remember what the Bible says: “The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.” (Prov. 24:16, NLT)

Did you hear about the Girlfriends big 80s party from the weekend? I heard it was a great connection time relationally for our ladies as well as a great fun time. Most important one of own campus leaders, John Scalise, show up as Richard Simmons and did a little fitness training for the ladies. I am working on getting the video of that and incorporating it into our next series: The Good, The Bad and The Manly.

As we come to the end of “The Voice Of Truth”, the one thing that I pray you are left with above anything is this: Keep your eyes on Jesus! In Matt. 14, Peter got out of the boat in faith and walked on water to Jesus. He began to sink when he took his eyes off of the Lord and focused on the wind and the waves. Fear gripped his heart. God calls us to step out of the boat and live a life of faith. The most important part of stepping out of the boat is; Keep your eyes on Jesus!!!