The Online Missions Trip

Tim Schmoyer is a Youth Pastor here in Minnesota. He’s got a GREAT idea for an Online Mission Trip, February 1-14, 2009. On February 15th, his group will begin using Dare 2 Share’s new curriculum, The Gospel Journey Maui to continue reaching students for Christ. I LOVE this idea. If you are a youth pastor, I’d highly encourage you to consider joining the Online Mission Trip.

Better yet, why just let our students lead in this area. I’ve got a church full of adults who have latched onto social networking too. So, adults . . . let’s join the revolution! Scripture calls very few people wise, but it does tell us that he who wins souls is wise (Proverbs 11:30). Our world needs Jesus today, as much as ever. May you take the challenge, and let your light shine for Christ.

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Joseph – The Stepfather of God

I’m preaching a series of sermons at Woodbury Community Church right now called What Child Is This? A Season of Discovery. Each week we take a look at a different character from the Christmas story. Last week we looked at Herod: The King Who Missed Christmas. This week’s message is entitled, Joseph: The Stepfather of God.

When I think about Joseph’s life, and the task that he had given to him by God, I’m blown away. Long ago, I heard a song by Michael Card entitled Joseph’s Song. I’d forgotten about that song until I started researching this sermon. The words are so powerful, and I think that they communicate many of the emotions and thoughts that must have been going through Joseph’s mind when he discovered that he would be the stepfather of God.

I won’t have time to play the song, or show the video on Sunday, but here is a YouTube video of the song. May it prepare your heart for the message on Sunday.