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MMQB - February 8, 2010

1. Ran out of time but I wanted to give a brief point of application to the message yesterday. The message was basically about the depth of what Christ has done for us on the Cross. But the question you may have is—how does this translate into my daily life? The answer is that the Gospel should produce utter and pervasive humility in the life of a Christian. And that humility should transform how we interact with one another. Click here to watch a brief video in which I expand on this.

2. We plan to send out updates regarding the progress of our build out of the new building. Work should begin soon. For now, please continue to pray that God would give us wisdom for decisions to be made, provision, unity, and ultimately that He blesses us so that we are able to bear more fruit.

3. I’m very excited about our move to the new location and all it will allow us to do to advance the Gospel. I’m also concerned that we guard against apathy and thinking that by merely moving into a building things will be easier and more comfortable. There is much work to do. Our mission is not just to draw a crowd, but to make disciples.

4. Water baptism service coming up in April. If you are a Christian and have never been water baptized, you should follow the Lord’s command to display the Gospel. Click here for an article on baptism and here to listen to a message about the importance and meaning of water baptism.

5. New member class coming soon. Keep your ears open for dates.   

6. Drew Brees and Peyton Manning put on a clinic last night on how to play Quarterback. Great game. Didn’t have a dog in the hunt, but I love watching great QBs do their thing. Last night was a masterful display. Only bad pass of the night was Manning’s very costly interception. Touching video of Brees with his young son after the game. 

7. Colossians 1:15-20 this coming Sunday. A incredible text about Jesus. Most artistic depictions of Jesus make him out to be good-looking blue-eyed gentle dude who looks like a European soccer star. Yes, he is gentle, but he is also the all-powerful Sovereign Creator King. Much for us to meditate on in this text.

8. Men, this Sunday is Valentine’s Day. One very important mark of a community where the Gospel has taken root is when men treat women like Christ treats the Church. Brothers, let us spur one another on to love our wives in an Ephesians 5:25-33 sort of way.

Grace & Peace,

Brad