Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Monday, January 30, 2006
I hope you all had an inspired time at Bible Study tonight. I am very excited that we have so many young men and women attending the Monday Night Bible Study. I know God is working in marvelous ways in your lives and knowing how His plan works in our lives is the biggest part of studying the Word of God.
Wednesday Feb 2:
Thursday Night Alive! at 7:30 at The Gate. We have another dynamic McKendree graduate who is in the full-time ministry sharing with us at Thursday Night Alive! Danny Walls graduated from McKendree in 2003 and is the Associate Pastor to Students at FBC O'Fallon. He does great work with the Jr High and High School kids and is deeply involved in mentoring and leadership development of FBC O'Fallon's collegiate students. The Lord has has been speaking to Danny's heart and I can hardly wait to hear what he has to say. Plus he is a real good drummer! Snacks and drinks will be provided.
The Gate is located at 225 N. Monroe St, Lebanon, Illinois, 62254. Here is a link to a Yahoo Map of the Gate's location. Link.
I am looking forward to seeing each of you on Thursday.
God bless you all.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Thanks Noah for helping us kick off our new semester at The Gate. Noah is currently a Pastor at Little Chapel in Harrisburg, Illinois. Noah is incredibly bold in his faith and the Lord has really used Noah to work on the hearts all who meet him.
Music was led by Mike Cheeseman and we definitely felt the presence of the Holy Spirit during the entire evening.
We had about 30 students show up for our kickoff service and we are looking forward to what the Lord wants to do with us this semester.
We will have Danny Walls, a Youth Minister at First Baptist Church of O'Fallon, Illinois with us on February 2. Danny is a 2003 McKendree graduate. There is nothing so satisfying in my couple of years running The Gate than to see young, dynamic Christians make a commitment to the ministry. Praise God.
I bought a new digital camera for our annivesary and promise to post many more pictures this year. These are from Thursday.
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Just another ridiculous claim that the evolutionists are making that shows me how desperate they are to tie anything that sounds like scientific research to evolution. I don't see much scientific proof in this article.
Sunday, January 08, 2006
I feel so sorry for Jim. I had lots of great memories of his family helping out with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and school events.
God please comfort them in their time of need.
Friday, January 06, 2006
Nebraska beat Michigan 42-38
UCLA beat Northwestern 50-38
Texas beat USC 41-38 in the BCS Championship Game. I am not a big Texas fan, but I am a UCLA alum, so I cheer on whoever plays USC.
I came in second in Rob's College Football Bowl Mania group on ESPN.
Nebraska ended up ranked in the top 25 for the first time in over 2 years. They finished out at #24 in both polls. Link.
UCLA ended up ranked #13 in the USA Today Poll and #16 in the AP Poll.
I look forward to an even better year in college football next year. Nebraska looks like an up and coming program again and USC looks like they will lose the heart of their program to the NFL.