View in Flickr (see it LARGE)

View in Flickr (see it LARGE)

View in Flickr (see it LARGE)

A couple of weeks ago, the elders and deacons (and wives) spent a weekend together for prayer, leadership development, and fellowship.  Having returned from the restaurant, this was all I could catch of the sunset that night (which was amazing).  Having only 30 seconds to catching the last seconds of the sunset, I was pleased with the outcome.  You can view more photos on my Flickr page.  By the way, has anyone else noticed the changes on Flickr?  Makes me want to start posting more photos.  🙂

This week, I will be in St. Louis for the LEAD Conference, and I am really looking forward to meeting up with old friends and getting know many more folks within the Acts 29 network.  I am also excited about the opportunity to hang around for the assessments on Thursday (which I find really important for future church planting opportunities).  Not sure if I will blog a whole lot, but I plan on at least posting regular updates (and photos) on My Twitter.

Speaking of the blog, I have to this date written nine responses to Dr. Steve Lemke’s article.  I have (at least) two more left on the docket, but I don’t know if I will develop them in the future.  I do not care to write about this, but I felt that it is time for this kind of stuff to stop.  To those of you who are not in the SBC, thanks for hanging in there while I address this necessary, yet unfortunate matter.  Note: If you want to see why it is so necessary to publicly debunk errors by Lemke and others, go to this page and listen to the “What Is Calvinism?” sermon by a “John 3:16 Baptist” (warning, you will be bombarded with falsehoods).

Tonight, I will be preaching my third message from Matthew in a series I am calling “Scenes of Our Savior.”  The study of this passage (Matt. 8:23-27) has been quite rewarding personally, and I am thinking about posting some of it in the future.

In a couple of weeks, we (GBC) are holding a Reformation Celebration block party on the 31st for the community, and yesterday was the first of three scheduled community canvassing opportunities to connect with folks in the neighborhoods around the church.  If any of you are something for Oct. 31st to engage your community (besides Harvest Festivals and Judgment Houses), I would love to hear what you are doing.

Have a blessed week, and as always, thanks for reading P&P.