1. SWEET MUSIC BY SOME YOUNG ADULTS I WORK WITH.
I texted a high school student of mine who I heard was there and said, "Bro, how was the eve eve service?"
Here is the reply: "It was so good! Adam S and Michael C both had solo songs and did amazing! Lots of former Encounter studs (Tyler, Andrew, Kaley) were involved. Perfect message too!"
2. I NEED ME SOME HOPE.
I know my friend Ed has spent weeks praying for and crafting this message with the leading of the Holy Spirit and I know it's on the subject of Hope. I KNOW I NEED SOME HOPE. I'm going with an open heart.
3. CUZ ROD IS IN A U2/GAP SPONSORED RED COMMERCIAL.
Check out this pic. Our service host "Rod" looks awesome here. If I were him, I'd break out in any U2 song I could and pitch some red products. I bet he's wearing a "red" logo shirt under his cool coat. Our Tech team did miracles with him. :)
God came to be with me, I want to do life with Jesus. I need to do life with Jesus. My experience as of late has reminded me it is TOTALLY POSSIBLE to live life near Jesus, but not do life with Jesus. I'm going to this service to give my life to doing life with Jesus. I'm all in. If Jesus doesn't leave that service WITH ME, then I might be there for the 6pm, my own personal 8pm, and 10pm services too until we can walk out the door together. Life without Jesus sucks.
Come on people. I have no idea where the nearest Krispy Kreme is, but holiday colored donuts are flowing like water in the parking lot I hear. My kids are going to ruin their dinner with a donut that melts in your mouth and was trucked there by fed ex or something straight from Atlanta, GA... or maybe Chula Vista... but I'll be clogging an artery on my way out with Jesus too :)
SEE YOU THERE. 2, 4 OR 6PM on DEC 24th. 8363 CENTER DRIVE IN LA MESA, CA. YOU SHOULD COME, FOR THESE 5 REASONS AND 3 MORE YOU CAN MAKE UP :)