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March 20, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: Something Is Missing


1. We’ve worked so hard for 14 years to change the way people think about church, what if we’ve screwed it up?
2. So the good news: this is Jesus’ church that Jesus is building which means that Jesus is in charge and so we can’t screw it up because it’s His in the first place!
3. You can’t mess up the style but you can mess up the mission and so as a church, a body of believers gathered together called Waters Edge, we must always be on guard that we never mess with the mission.
4. Be Jesus to the world today and if you get that right, the rest won’t matter.
5. Jesus didn’t give us a style guide but He did give us a mission and let me just tell you this, the mission can’t move forward without you.
6. Without You, Something Is Missing!
7. Imagine what we could do if everybody played their part.
8. Without Us, Something Is Missing for you.
9. And if you’re just sitting on the sidelines, watching from the bleachers, you’re missing out on God’s design for your life and you’re causing us to miss out on God’s design for the church.
10. Without You As Part Of Us, The Mission Is Missing Something.

Which next step do you need to take?

March 13, 2017

Video Update: VISION TOUR!

March 13, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: In The Middle Of The Miracle


1. There’s no other way to explain what God has done: four campuses, life change, moments shared… you’re standing in the middle of a miracle.
2. We want to see a miracle, we want to see this mighty movement of God, we want to see this bold answer to prayer, we want to see this wow moment in our lives, but more often than not could it be that we’re right in the middle of it and we just fail to recognize it?
3. And so I just decided as we celebrate our 14th birthday there ain’t no way, no way, I’m going to let you walk away and miss the miracle.
4. You’re in the middle of a miracle because Jesus Is Building It and anything that Jesus builds is a miracle.
5. It’s a miracle because People Far From God Are Coming To It.
6. Jesus wants His house full of those who are far from God and that’s the church we’ve always wanted to be.
7. There is nothing deeper spiritually than being on mission with God and bringing His lost children home.
8. It’s a miracle because God Is Using Us To Do It.
9. There is nothing greater on this earth to invest your time, and your energy, and your resources, and your talents, and your life into than the local church…
10. We think this is the church that He is building, a church that can change your life, change our communities, change your cities, and ultimately can change your world, it’s a miracle!

March 6, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: Nobody Sits Alone

1. You have or you need #mypeople because you were designed by God to have some people and to be a person for some people.
2. You should know that one of our top priorities for a Sunday is that nobody sits alone because God doesn’t want any of us to sit alone, not in His house and not in our lives.
3. We want to be the church where you connect. Where you grow. Where you discover what it really means to follow Jesus and live your life for Him. Where you’re on mission, and making a difference, and becoming all that God wants you to be. We want to be the church where these are your people not just on Sunday, but these are your people for Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday too.
4. We unite around passion, and around purpose, and around mission, vision, and values, and most importantly around the person of Jesus Christ.
5. We is always greater than me!
6. You need the people on your row and sitting in front of you and behind you because God has placed us here as the body of Christ called Waters Edge Church and we must be the church together.
7. Three reasons that nobody sits alone. #1, nobody sits alone because: Alone, You Will Quit…But Together, You Will Overcome.
8. #2, because Alone, Your Perspective Is Flawed…But Together, Your Perspective Is Complete.
9. #3. Nobody sits alone because Alone, You’re A Target For The Enemy…But Together, You Will Defeat The Enemy!
10. There is a level of living and a level of your faith that you’ll never reach alone. You need #mypeople.

February 27, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: The Grand Finale

1. Two remaining topics of: Communication and Money.
2. Fellas, the most romantic four words that you could ever use, write these down, are the following four: “and then what happened?”
3. All the LADIES, listen to me now. Your #1 communication problem is…you nag!
4. You speak to your man like he’s your knight in shining armor and he might be riding a white horse the next time you see him!
5. MEN, you have a communication problem too and your biggest communication problem is that you’re too harsh.
6. Our communication needs work and our money needs work!
7. Whether you’re married or single, whether you’re young or old, rich or poor, please hear your pastor on this: Most of the stress and strife and conflict and turmoil that you experience financially, you don’t have to!
8. We operate on the Give-Save-Spend Budget.
9. If you can communicate about your money, you can stop fighting about your money.
10. Love Experiment #4 is this: Have A Budget Meeting this week!

You can find the budget spreadsheets at watersedgechurch.net/financialresources.

February 20, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: PG-11


1. I love you enough to be bold enough to say some uncomfortable things to you because I know what our kids are learning in the schoolhouse so let’s make sure that they’re learning God’s way up in the church house!
2. God Created Sex.
3. Intimacy = To Know And Be Known COMPLETELY.
4. God created sex and He created it so you could know completely and be known completely by one other person.
5. Intimacy later is worth whatever costs you have to pay today.
6. It’s more than physical and it’s designed for intimacy and when you ignore God’s plan for sex you can’t enjoy God’s purpose for it.
7. I want you to know today that you are in a place that does not judge, that does not point fingers, that does not look down our noses, but that loves you, and accepts you, and believes in you, and wants God’s best for you!
8. Pursue Intimacy.
9. If you’re single, this is your homework, this is your Love Experiment #3: Decide What Honoring God With Your Body Looks Like. And if you’re marriedMake Sure That Sex Is Not Just Physical.
10. God’s ultimate desire for your life is to know Him and be known by Him completely. As great, as fulfilling, as satisfying as intimacy with one other person here on earth is, nothing compares with the intimacy you can experience with your Heavenly Father.

February 13, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: Change Your Love

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. I Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV

1. I want to teach you to Change The Way You Love.
2. Love is a fact that your feelings follow.
3. Number 1, You Can Grow Love.
4. This is why when married couples start to look outside their marriage… like the grass is greener on the other side, I always want to just say, “then it’s time to start watering your own yard”!
5. I’m just saying it’s time to change the way you love, even if you don’t feel like it: Grow love.
6. Love fact number 2 is You Can Be Love.
7. Here’s the Love Experiment: At _:13, Be Love!
8. Love fact number 3: You Can Experience Love.
9. The way you love is to experience God’s love, to embrace God’s love, receive God’s love, and it will change the way that you love.
10. When you experience His love you can be love, and when you can be love you can grow love, and that’s how you change the way you love.

February 6, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: Pray Together

1. The next four weeks is going to be the best marriage counseling you’ve ever received.
2. I am determined to make you laugh, to make you cry, and to make you blush!
3. I really believe this: the four experiments that we’re going to do together over these next four weeks are going to increase your love capacity and take it to a whole ‘notha level!
4. It is what we sow, not what we want, that determines what we get.
5. There is generally a delay in time between what we sow and what we reap.
6. What are you sowing for love?
7. I want you to Sow A Spiritual Seed.
8. What you really want is for them to love Jesus because when they love Jesus, they will know how to love you.
9. This week’s Love Experiment… Pray Once A Day For The Next 5 Days.
Day 1: A Prayer Of Gratitude.
Day 2: A Prayer For The Future.
Day 3: A Prayer For Someone In Your Life.
Day 4: A Prayer For A Specific Need
Day 5: A Prayer For Spiritual Growth.
10. If we will pray, God will heal.

January 27, 2017

Day 19 of Prayer & Fasting

We are nearing the end of our 21 days of prayer & fasting and as we finish, I wanted to share one of my favorite passages on the power of fasting from Pastor Jentezen Franklin’s book, The Fasting Edge:

“Fasting embraces emptiness & starves haughtiness. It is a form of withdrawing from normal life in the regular world that we live in, emptying ourselves of not just food but anything else that we seek, crave, and require of necessity other than His face…when we fast, we are expressing our heart hunger for Jesus and how serious we are about hearing His voice and following His ways. Fasting positions us to be lifted up to see how He sees, hear what He wants us to hear, and learn the sound of His whisper guiding our steps.”

I hope and pray that these 21 days of withdrawal have fed your spirit and drawn you closer than ever to Jesus. I am believing that 2017 will NOT BE THE SAME because we fasted and prayed and that God is going to honor our fast and do exceedingly, abundantly, immeasurably more! Finish strong – and I will see you on day 21!

January 23, 2017

Sunday’s Top Ten: Powerful Name

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1. I really believe this, if you have honored God with prayer and fasting, He’s going to honor you this year.
2. My assignment today is to tell you that if you could see all that God wants to do in your life in 2017, if you could see all that God wants to do for you, all that God wants to give to you, all that God wants to accomplish through you, you would have to step back and say, it’s too good to be true.
3. If you’re looking to the people in your life, if you’re looking to the circumstances of your life, if you’re looking to your job, if you’re looking to your friends… with expectations that they’re going to give you what you truly need in this life, I need to tell you you’re always going to come up disappointed.
4. If you’ll spend your life looking to something or someone else to meet the need that only Jesus can meet you’ll never truly be satisfied.
5. I wonder how many of us greatly underestimate what God really wants to give to us.
6. If you want to be a person who finds your flow in 2017, you’ll stop looking around you and you’ll start looking above you.
7. I would love today to blow your faith up so big that you stop asking God for the bare minimum and you start asking Him for the big miracle.
8. If you have a need He can meet it and you can boldly ask Him to.
9. Faith is believing God enough to know that even when He doesn’t do what you want Him to do, it’s still a miracle.
10. If you know Jesus, and you claim the name of Jesus, then the power of that name is on the inside of you – that’s how you find your flow, through the name of Jesus.