Ezekiel 37

I’m not trying to be dark; stay with me for a second…

The last sermon I sketch noted had me looking up Ezekiels prophecy and I just found the language around it so interesting. Ezekiel 37 is a vision about being placed in a valley of dry bones and how the Lord commands Ezekiel to prophecy to the bones to make them live again. The vision is explained to be the restoring of the Israelites to their land but the vision cast is super-grim and at the same time, super epic. 

Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off.’ Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people. I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken and done it,” declares the Lord.’”

The imagery of the Old Testament can be so grand.

4-Letter Words Part III: Hope

I headed back over to Resurrection Church this weekend to view part III of their 4-Letter word series. Pastor Ed delivered a great sermon and gave me the opportunity to draw Ezekiel 37! 😅 It’s a great group of people doing awesome work!

There is a River

One thing I appreciate about a Charles Billingsley sermon is the amount of stuff that you’re going to learn by the time it’s over. He packs them FULL. 😅 The hardest part about drawing them is figuring out what to cut! Here are the TRBC notes for the weekend! 🔥🔥🔥

Love in Every Season by Debra Fileta

I love being married. It’s seriously the great adventure of my life and it keeps getting better and better. Like all rewarding things in life though it’s not something that just happens; I gotta keep sharpening the axe. In saying that “Love in Every Season” by Debra Fileta is a fantastic (and biblical) exploration into the different phases people can find themselves in from time to time. It’s a quick read that is highly entertaining and provides a great framework to view your relationship through. If you happen to be at a bookstore at least flip through it and read the gray highlights; you’ll find something that speaks to you! Check it out!

The Unfolding of Your Words

Sometimes I get so wrapped up in podcasts and YouTube videos and books that I neglect to read the source.

Can I just say; I love the choice of the word “unfolding.” The “reading” of your word would be fine but what I fine and poetic choice of words here…

4-Letter Words Part II: Hell

I was invited to sketch note a sermon for @res_church in Aurora, IL and here are my notes!

As a Christ-follower, I am not a “burn in hell” guy – far from it. I feel like the topic of hell and the way it’s used to either scare or punish others is contemptible at best and could be damaging in many cases. But it is something that is a core subject of Christianity and needs to be addressed. I thought Pastor James did a great of addressing the topic with compassion and reverence and discussing not only what hell is but what our response to it should be. 

Resurrection Church

A Life Worth Living

I’m always challenged at the kind of sermons where Pastor Jonathan directs us to “not look like the world.” Here are my notes and I hope the service spoke to you like it did to me! 🙌

Faith With Feet: James 5

Pastor Jonathan closed out the series on James this week! It’s a challenging book; one that deserves more than a “once a year” review!

Ron Finley on Fat-Burning Man

I really enjoyed listening to @ronfinleyhq on the @fatburningman podcast. You can’t help but want to plant at least something after listening to this man talk! 🙌🏼

https://fatburningman.com/ron-finley-the-gangsta-gardener-on-how-to-change-a-kids-life-with-a-tomato/

Faith With Feet: The Right Path