Thomas Road Baptist Church has a great series leading up to Christmas! Learned a lot in this one…
I can’t imagine how hard it is for a pastor to preach a sermon about giving; I think Pastor Jonathan did a good job at Thomas Road Baptist Church of balancing that line pretty well and also calling out some of the huckster-style tactics that we see from “pastors” on those late night infomercial type things. Giving shouldn’t be about guilt and it definitely shouldn’t be about reward. If done properly, people shouldn’t even really know that you gave at all.
My brother-in-law is the lead pastor over at Mosaic Church and it’s a crime that I haven’t sketched out his sermons before because they are top notch 👌🏼! If you’re looking for direction in resolving conflict start here! Well, talk to God first, then circle back in this direction…
There’s a lot to talk about!
First – yesterday’s message at Thomas Road Baptist Church was great! I think any Daniel sermon series would end in the lion’s den and in a weird way I was dreading it because drawing fur is not my strong suit. I initially had more lions in the scene but it was becoming a mess so I trimmed it. Anyway, it’s so true that “Doing the right thing will make you a target!” If you missed it, I’d highly recommend checking it out.
Second – I have the last two sermon notes by Charles but I kinda tried making them connect into one big sermon note and it’s been more work than I thought. Also, I have perfectionist tendencies so it’s not done yet. I’ll post it up
this week when it’s ready!
Third – I have some more plans for the sketchy sermon site; at the moment it’s kinda neglected but with the changes Instagram is making and the “pay for play” incentive model of social media I’m wanting to make the website more of a hub for this stuff and just use social media to announce updates and changes but not have them live on social media alone. We’ll see how it goes.
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There were a lot of notes to take at Thomas Road Baptist Church this week including one of the more hardcore verses in the Old Testament (Daniel 3:18.) Pastor Jonathan spoke of having an “Insane Faith” and how we should never compromise our faith for popularity considering the price these people were willing to pay.
I thought about making this one a two page spread but I’m not sure how it would work. I don’t think I’m done with this sermon yet; it’s one of those that sticks with you for a while.
“Life is not fair!” So TRUE! 😅
I’m enjoying this series about Daniel; I’ve always wondered why we always refer to Daniel by his Hebrew name but his friends by their Babylonian names? 🤔
I created a sketchy sermons Facebook page – if you’re into that, you can find it here!
Coach Thomas Mullins was the guest speaker at TRBC this weekend and there was so much good stuff it was hard to whittle down my notes to just the few things I documented here. There were great stories about the collaboration between Thomas Road and his church down in Florida in helping out in the Bahamas which was awesome to hear. If you’re a sucker for an uplifting message with a sports theme I’d highly recommend heading over to the website and checking this one out!
Imagine if everyone on twitter listened to and followed the instructions in today’s message. Geez, do most Christians even follow this? I don’t have anybody that I hate but this message definitely gave me guidance on how I speak and think about public figures. 🤔 Thank you Pastor Jonathan!